Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by SkunkWorks:
3.05/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Review from notes.
Had on tap in a pint glass at the Blue Heron in Clemson, South Carolina. There was no description on the menu so who knows what I'm getting with this?
Look: clear, golden body with a thin layer of white foam at the top. Not a whole lot of retention and not a whole lot of lacing, either.
Smell: a little bit of blueberry, some grain, and some floral hops.
Taste: follows the nose with a little blueberry taste, some bready, pale malt, and some flowery taste as well.
Feel: medium to light in body, crisp carbonation, fairly refreshing, and a little sweet without being cloying. Easy drinking even if its not my cup of tea.
Overall: not really a fan of fruity beers like this one so this didn't really do it for me. I guess I should've known that something called Blue would've been blueberry in nature. I could see this being a decent crossover beer but nothing extraordinary. Cheers.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2011 16:44:34 | More by SkunkWorks
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3.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a clear and effervescent medium gold with a fizzy white head. The head has minimal retention but does leave a modicum of lacing. There is a pronounced blueberry aroma with a slight hint of the wheat beer base. The taste follows closely with distinct blueberry notes and mild wheat beer characteristics. On the plus side, the blueberries aren't overwhelming or cloying. There is a slight carbonation feel but it doesn't go too far towards fizzy. Not a bad beer and if you like fruit-based flavors in your beer this might be right up your alley. I was hoping for more wheat beer flavors than this provided.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 20:39:13 | More by delta490
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
77 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.