Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
3.23/5 rDev -4.2%
Thanks to gford270 for this one!
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an oversized Duvel Tulip. Pours a chill hazed golden orange that clears up as the beer nears room temperature. No head from pour.
The smell reminds me of 2 things. First, Leinenkeugel Summer time wheat. Second, Fruity pebbles. There's an artificial blueberry scent matched with tons of malt sweetness.
The taste is blah. Not much there and fairly one dimensional. Again, the malt sweetness is the primary taste. There is some trace amounts of blueberry, but nothing worth bragging about. This is an incredibly drinkable, and would drink this as a lawnmower beer if I had regular access to it.
09-03-2009 02:28:57 | More by CoolJosh
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2.98/5 rDev -11.6%
On tap at the Filling Station here in G-boro.Poured a very light slightly hazed golden with a 1/2 finger white head atop.Aromas are mainly toasty cereal grains with a light smattering of blueberry.Toasted flavors and very light sweetness,the bluberry is light and in the finish.Well I gues if you are lookin for a no brainer with a hint of fruit this would be for you,not me.
07-24-2011 19:55:37 | More by oberon
3.55/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured form a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light golden honey color with a very thin white head, diminishing quickly to just a very thin ring of bubbles. Zero lacing.
S: Fruity fresh blueberry mingling with light flowery hops. There some malts in there too but they are tough to discern through the blueberries.
T: Dry light malty flavors with an interesting blueberry presence. I'm not sure I would call it 'fruity' but definitely blueberry, with some very mild sweetness from the malt. The blueberry tends to linger after an otherwise clean finish. I don't know that I've ever had a beer anything like this before. Interesting.
M&D: Lighter mouthfeel and weight with very light carbonation. Smooth, goes down easy. At first this seems like a very nice easy drinking brew but by the end of the glass, one was enough for a while. Enjoyable just the same.
Thanks to Maria for picking this up for me in her travels.
03-26-2008 01:45:20 | More by SIRIUS2
3.48/5 rDev +3.3%
I should mention that this one is one month past the "best if enjoyed by" date. It pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a shortlived white head. Leaves very little lacing, but lots of tiny bubbles rush to the top of the glass, trying to get my attention. Aroma is tart berry, but only slight blueberry. Some biscuit and earthy yeast are also present, as are some faint citrus and piney hops. Taste is well carbonated, very tart with berry, and has some earthy yeast notes and wheatgrain. This isn't so bad, but is not one of Sweetwater's better offerings. I look forward to visiting my old haunts in Atlanta, this summer when the state of Georgia, hopefully, will allow their microbreweries to turn out some bigger beers. I'm certain that Sweetwater will be one of the leaders of the unchained.
02-06-2004 23:32:58 | More by merlin48
3.83/5 rDev +13.6%
Appearance: clear, gold in color, 1/4 inch head, high carbonation
Smell: dried blueberries
Taste: sweet and tart blueberries
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet but not overly so
Drinkability: A solid fruit beer that I could see myself sessioning. The blueberries have a real not artificial taste. Nothing extraordinary, just a solid fruit beer.
01-12-2010 15:50:10 | More by tigg924
4.68/5 rDev +38.9%
Sweetwater Blue is a crisp and tasty desert beer. Very few places keep this beer on tap, but it is a must after a full round of wings or seafood. The blueberry taste is natural and crisp. Not artificial in any way. Blueberry is an easy fruit to fake, but Sweetwater keeps it real with natural blueberries.
This beer smells and tastes like an orchard of freshly picked berries. I am not a fan of fruit flavored beers, but this one is natural and pure and doesn't taste fake.
Try this if you are looking for a good desert beer that won't send your palette into confusion.
12-30-2011 02:57:56 | More by KWally
3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
On tap at Canoe at Sweetwater sponsored CRK event.
Slightly hazy deep golden with very little head.
Fine aroma features blueberry: think fine fresh preserves. These is some wheat and barley malt base evident too.
The flavor has good balance, with prominent blueberry but a solid malt base. Only lightly sweet due to a good bit of tartness.
Medium-light body with near medium carbonation.
09-07-2013 23:51:05 | More by chinchill
3.58/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a darker yellow not yet gold color. Small white head forms.
Aroma has just a hint of the fruit, not overbearing but you know what it is. Taste is good, the blueberry is subtle, and I can get some sweet malt flavor also. Hops are very mild. Sweetwater makes great beer, this one is good. Would be very refreshing on a hot summer day and I could quaff two or three but would need to switch to something heavier. This is the way a beer with fruit should taste.
01-23-2007 16:55:47 | More by ByTor2112
3.88/5 rDev +15.1%
Got this on tap at Sweetwater Brewery.
Pours a dark yellow color with a one finger head that disappears quickly. Lacing is almost nonexistent.
Smells awesome if you know what you're drinking. Like a fresh blueberry pie.
Tastes almost just like it smells. The blueberry is easily the most prevalent taste, there's a faint malty taste at the end. The blueberry taste isn't too sweet, it's done quite well.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin, but the carbonation is good, it brings out the flavors very well. Could be smoother.
This isn't all that drinkable unless you're in the mood to go blueberry picking later that day. It certainly goes down easy, but the blueberry flavor could get old after a while.
This is a very well done fruit beer. The blueberry is infused very well. Definitely worth a shot if you're into fruit beers, and even if you're not it won't be a bad decision.
08-07-2008 02:06:47 | More by glid02
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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