Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Special thanks to GatorBeerNerd for giving me this one as an extra in person at Sexual Chocolate Day. Thanks Donnie!
My wife and I drank this one around every corner when were were on vacation to the Smokies this last summer. Just to please her, I put some blueberries in the beer... just like they served it while on vacation.
A: Poured a crystal clear straw color with a nice 1.5 finger blindingly soft white head that withered away within seconds.
S: A malt blueberry bomb for sure... very bready and lager-like.
T: A bit thin in body, which was especially evident on the finish. However, I admit that I did really enjoy this for what it was. I've tried a could of "heavier" styles involving blueberry, but I've never thought it worked. It works here....
M: Bubbly, crisp, and not in the least bit sweet. The blueberry taste in the brew is subtle, and when you add a few to the liquid, it enhances the flavor two-fold.
D: Everyone I know hates this beer and maybe I have a bit of nostalgia because my wife and I have fond memories of our vacation where this brew was always around. I even looked for big flaws but couldn't find them.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 00:00:58 | More by Chaney
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3.51/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.
A nice brass to very light bronze colored body, super crystal clear and nice thin rising carbonation. Head is only about a finger and a fluffy consistency, off white in color and looks ok otherwise.
A real nice fruit character, very noticeable blueberry but also some off putting aromas. A bit of bile, acrid grain senses, but for the most part passable it seems.
A very surprising light palate and much more tolerable and enjoyable than the nose would indicate. Hints of light crisp malt, and a quick carbonation feeling on the finish with tight bubbles on the tip of the tongue. Nice fruit blueberry, doesn't come off cloying, sickly sweet, syrupy, or horrifically tart either. Good clean finish with some almost pils like crisp dry character, but not much chewy wheat backbone.
Overall though pretty tasty for a fruit brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 20:44:47 | More by smakawhat
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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