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Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 847
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Reviews by StoutishDan:
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3.38/5  rDev +0.3%

Picked up a six pack for 8.99 at Total Wine in Kennesaw Georgia

A - pours an unfiltered hazy orange color with maybe a tint or purple color (blueberry color mixed with the other colors naturally present in beer). Fizzy head that disappears quickly leaving little to no lacing or head. Kind of a dead-looking beer.

S - Blueberries - but not really natural smelling. Smells like a blueberry biscuit - sounds kind of gross. Doughy. There's a papery smell there as well. Wheat hints are slight.

T - Blueberry. Biscuit. Wheat. Grainy. Pretty pleasant actually.

O - Despite its seeming lack of beer qualities, I like Sweetwater Blue. It's refreshing. It's unique. It's Georgian.

If I could rank it on a 0-100 scale I would rank this a 90, whether my actual rating equates to that or not.

04-27-2012 20:38:37 | More by StoutishDan
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

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
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3/5  rDev -11%

06-02-2012 23:24:52 | More by Zakk
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-16-2013 22:58:05 | More by tbryan5
Photo of SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

12-15-2012 18:50:14 | More by markallmon
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-21-2014 23:43:11 | More by jonny1138
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5/5  rDev +48.4%

08-03-2012 01:48:36 | More by TheAdamConners
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-23-2014 01:56:05 | More by Jared14
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-06-2014 16:31:06 | More by Kurt1326_
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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
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

05-10-2014 16:25:49 | More by henryclay_
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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
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

03-24-2012 22:36:57 | More by locckdown
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2013 14:33:40 | More by Freehouse
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Yukon (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2012 06:12:11 | More by jaminjohnson
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3/5  rDev -11%

08-17-2013 04:14:22 | More by dankjohn
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

06-19-2014 13:34:09 | More by Fast169
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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
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

04-03-2012 03:01:08 | More by jmbraxton
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South Carolina

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.
O: recommended

09-07-2013 23:51:05 | More by chinchill
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3/5  rDev -11%

05-28-2014 16:09:37 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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North Carolina

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
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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
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3/5  rDev -11%

12-06-2011 20:50:50 | More by dsauter
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Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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