Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured into a snifter. Fresh from GA.
A - A rich golden yellow with a fair sized white head. Retention is average.
S - Jesus this is a burst of blueberry! Lots of sweetness followed by a subtle presence of malts.
T - Soft and follows the nose with great precision. A large amount of blueberries (hence sweetness) overcomes any other note that I can detect. As it warms, the beer gets more modest and is not as intense as when it hits the palette initially.
M - Fair sized body for such a fruity beer. The malts actually give this beer a fair sized backbone that keeps it from relaxing into a mush of fruit. Carbonation accents the sweetness and intensifies the richness of the taste.
O - This is truly a good beer if you are one for blueberries. I have known a fair number of friends who have enjoyed this brew, but personally I cannot get behind drinking such a rich and blueberry-infused brew. For anyone who loves the fruit, this is one to be sought after.
07-18-2012 05:02:14 | More by mscudder
4.03/5 rDev +19.6%
Appearance: Beautiful golden color with a nice, but small (1/2") frothy white head. The carbonation is incredible. I don't understand how such a carbonated beer has such a small head.
The millions of inviting bubbles are begging me to drink this beer. Nice lacing also.
Smell: Very faint blueberry smell.
Taste: Really nice blueberry taste.
Mouthfeel: Watery and lacking in carbonation.
I'm not a big fan of fruit beers, but this beer hits the spot. It's a great tasting, refreshing session beer that's perfect on a hot day. I can tell that I'll be craving this beer bad from time to time.
07-02-2012 21:46:41 | More by donmonkey1
3.2/5 rDev -5%
Someone left this in the fridge after our wedding. Tick!
This beer pours a very light bodied pale gold in color with a one finger white head. The nose is light and features light blueberry muffin and has a light cereal, wheat aspect. It's subtle. The flavors too are light and approachable. There is a moderate amount of blueberry muffin followed by pale malt and a yeastiness that leads into the aftertaste. It's ok. It's somewhat artificial. I can see this as being extremely female friendly. It is very light and overly drinkable. If you're looking for an outside or pool beer with a light fruity punch this could be your beer.
06-27-2012 02:10:17 | More by aasher
3.5/5 rDev +3.9%
From notes on 06/12/12:
Best by: 08/20/12; Poured in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A - One inch of white creamy head that doesn't stick around for too long; Clear appearance with a shimmering gold color; Some, but not much lacing left behind
S - Very light and fairly refreshing; Cracked wheat, blueberry, and light floral and soapy notes; Blueberry notes are reminiscent of Fruity Pebbles cereal
T - There's a lot more of the floral, soapy, and Fruity Pebbles blueberry character in the taste; At times, the blueberry flavor comes off as artificial, but in other tastes, it's much closer to blueberry pie; Wheat, grains, and cereal flavors are also present and a bit more in the background, with increasing presence towards the end of the taste
M - A bit over moderate carbonation; Light to medium bodied; Crisp mouthfeel with a slighty slick film left on the tongue, allowing lingering flavors to endure
O - After trying a handful of blueberry themed beers over the years, I've decided that it's a flavor that's hard to incorporate into a beer without it seeming artificial. However, this particular offering is actually one of the better ones I've had, if not the best. Oddly, the blueberry character seems artificial at times, but very close to blueberry pie in subsequent tastes. This certainly qualifies as a refreshing and crisp beer, and while I might not have been completely won over by the flavor, I would have no problem drinking a few of these in succession.
06-17-2012 17:19:56 | More by TechTriumph
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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