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Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 128 | 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 botham:
Photo of botham
4.08/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. pours a crystal clear, light amber color with minimal white head adnd poor retention.

aroma is of fresh, ripened blueberries with a touch of bready yeast. little else, though quite pleasant.

taste is well composed. the blueberries are more restrained on the palate with notes of pale malts in the background. nicely done without much sweetness, allowing the blueberries to be presented in an authentic fashion.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a very crisp finish and light overall character. the beer is composed very intelligently withuot overdoing the fruit. the blueberries are restrained on the palate.

drinkability is good. what a good fruit beer should be; very aromatic and not too sweet with a fresh character. not overdone, but just right. cheers!

botham, Sep 09, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of mojohawk21
2.25/5  rDev -33%

mojohawk21, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

OhioBobcat, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

tbryan5, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of SIRIUS2
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

SIRIUS2, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +48.8%

markallmon, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of jonny1138
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +48.8%

TheAdamConners, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Jared14
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Jared14, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Kurt1326_
4/5  rDev +19%

Kurt1326_, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of merlin48
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

merlin48, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of henryclay_
3/5  rDev -10.7%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

tigg924, Jan 12, 2010
Photo of locckdown
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

locckdown, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Freehouse
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Freehouse, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jaminjohnson, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -10.7%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Fast169
2/5  rDev -40.5%

Fast169, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of KWally
4.68/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

KWally, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -70.2%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Deep golden hue filtered blueberry ale, not a fan of synthetic fruit beer this is one of those generic golden ales with fake blueberry flavor in the finish. Light speckled head leaves a fine trail of lacing. Aroma has that fruity pebbles blueberry manufactured food additive nose. Flavor is slightly tart with blueberry/citrus notes and even earthy dry grains. Mouthfeel is light bodied meant to be consumed in the warm weather, this beer has probably found it's audience already, sorry I can't do this regularly.

WVbeergeek, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

chinchill, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Ice_cyclops86, May 28, 2014
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Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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