Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company
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1.3/5 rDev -61.4%
Poured into an A-B flute on 8/15/12
Best if enjoyed by: 08/30/12
Courtesy of PDXHops
Light, straw golden yellow color. Looks fairly watery. One thumb of bone white foam dwindles to a smooth, diminutive layer. Hardly any lace.
The blueberry notes in the aroma are wont to change; I'm picking up alternating notions of blueberry skin, flesh, Jolly Ranchers, cotton candy and War Heads. Soft tufts of wheat are timid. Hints of over-ripe berry rot every now and then.
This tastes like garbage water. Horrid, fake "blueberry," doughy wheat and metallic hops. The after taste is wretched.
The body is incredibly thin and plagued by overbearing, fizzy carbonation. The carbonation / body / flavor ratio is such that is feel like a fresh soda that has had water dumped in it.
Wow, this is undrinkable. Really, really terrible.
09-05-2012 04:26:05 | More by Ryan011235
1.73/5 rDev -48.7%
This is an interesting beer, but that's about it. "Interesting" in the sense that the mold formations on your month-old cheese are "interesting"; it makes you say "whoa", but not in a good way, and you definitely don't want to put it in your mouth.
It pours out a pale amber color, nothing to write mom about, but not bad looking. It develops almost no head, and quickly goes down to exactly no head.
It smells fruity like the blueberries it's made with, barely discernable hops, and a slight sour smell.
Tastes like blueberries that have been soaked in sugar syrup. It's really only moderately sweet, but the blueberry is so overpowering that it drowns out all other flavors, as well as all semblence of balance.
The mouthfeel is truly awful. It feels like one has just downed motor oil. Not because of the viscosity (it's a very light beer), but because you just know you can't hope to digest what you just swallowed. It simply wasn't meant for drinking. Maybe I can compare it to drinking zippo fuel...that's a bit more like the consistency of this stuff. It sits on your stomach like a ton of bricks.
Drinkability is also horrible. I can drink one of these, and after that I feel like any more and I'll be needing a railing to vomit over. It sits on your stomach, and on top of that it sours *very* quickly. This is not a good session beer, or (in my opinion), a good anything beer. If you want a fruit beer, get some Purple Haze.
04-30-2006 05:33:25 | More by Graebner
1.75/5 rDev -48.1%
On tap into a pint glass at the Flying Saucer in Columbia.
Appearance - Clear pale straw body. Looks liek a flat bud light.
Smell - Strong like blueberries. Nothing else.
Taste - Mild corny malt. Mostly tasteless. Mild astringency. Bland. Not offensive; just water.
Mouthfeel - Flat as shit. Watery. Metallic.
Overall Drinkability - Single worst fruit beer I've ever had.
09-18-2011 17:12:40 | More by ZenAgnostic
1.93/5 rDev -42.7%
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a see thru orangish gold with a bit of quickly disappointing foam. Swirling can't revive anything, and there is no lacing left.
Smells of whole blueberries (the dull outside, not the tangy, juicy inside) and very light malt. The blueberry flavor is similarly tame, at least the natural variety; there is an artificial, somewhat plasticlike fruitiness as well. Very lightly sweet. Finishes fizzy and dry with perhaps a nip of earthy hops.
Overall impression: Disappointing offering from a brewery I've enjoyed otherwise. Lacking in real fruit character.
12-17-2009 02:00:46 | More by PDXHops
1.98/5 rDev -41.2%
It's real simple - if you like carbonated, alcoholic, kid's cereal, you'll love this beer! It pours out with the color of Kix, smells like Fruit Loops and tastes like Trix.
Summary: it's a very fruity beer!
Honestly, it might be rather tasty on a very warm day, when you are really thirsty or as an after dinner beer with dessert.
It's just not my cup of tea (so to speak). I've got a few left over (5 out of 6 to be exact) if anyone would like to try one....or 5!
Michael - crying in my cereal...
02-28-2006 21:46:06 | More by MichaelMeister
1.98/5 rDev -41.2%
I'm not the biggest fan of fruit/vegetable beers, with maybe cherry stouts and pumpkin ales as the exceptions, but I thought I would give this a try since I pass by it everyday on the beer store shelf.
Turns out that's where it should have stayed.
Definitely not the beer for me. Way too sweet. Tastes exactly like blue berries and it's almost a contrived, artificial taste, like malt liquor and blueberries.
Overall, this might be good on a hot summer day after cutting the grass. Aside from that, I can't say that I can recommend this beer.
02-18-2008 02:38:54 | More by jdubjacket
2/5 rDev -40.7%
12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.
A - Pours a clear, light gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just a slight haze. Looks only marginally better then an Adjunct.
S - Fake, blue Jolly Rancher blueberry aroma with perhaps just a tiny bit of sweet malt.
T - Sweet malt and more "blueberry" flavor. I dunno,this tastes like some wacky sour Blue Raspberry candy mixed with a crappy adjunct beer. Really lame.
M - Thin and watery with sharp, fizzy carbonation.
O - A "Craft Beer" version of Wild Blue. This is an embarrassment to Sweetwaters otherwise decent lineup, they should get rid of this beer.
04-15-2011 04:06:15 | More by jsanford
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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