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Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

952 Ratings
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Ratings: 952
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 10
Gots: 136 | 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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A very pleasant surprise. Figured I hate it, as it isn't big and dark and malty-caramelly-roasty. The blueberries I was pretty sure I'd dislike in there.

I poured it into a regular ol' pint and it produced a two finger head, which settled down quickly and went away. Noticeable but not overpowering smell of blueberries, which also fades as beer warms. When at its coldest, blueberries are subtly but definitely tasted first, and then a rather light but refreshing beer makes itself known. By the end of the glass, the beer taste is coming first and the blueberries are finishing.

I thought the beer managed to strike a nice balance of fruit and beer taste. I can see grabbing a couple more of these in the heat of next summer.

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Pours a slightly murky slightly orangeish to straw color with a big white fluffy head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing on a 16oz mason jar.

Smell is really heavy of blueberries and maybe a slight lager yeast smell. I may be getting a little bit of a metallic smell to it as well but it could be just the way the smells blend together.

Taste is very subtle. I get the blueberries right away then a little bit of malts then it goes away into with a crisp finish that is dry and has a slight blueberry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is watery. To me it is too loose. I would benefit from a little more body here to go with more taste. Carbonation is a little flat once the head dissipates.

Overall, it is not my favorite fruit beer. I know more malty taste could possibly mask the blueberry taste that they want to shine through but this beer needs a little more to it. I dont mind an American Adjunct Lager every now and again but this one is only slightly better than that.

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Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 952 ratings.