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Sweetwater Blue - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 92 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

05-25-2014 14:00:55 | More by atrocity
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2013 01:52:56 | More by Duff27
Photo of RBorsato


4.43/5  rDev +31.5%

Hazy straw color with a full pillowy white head, active carbonation, and suspended sediment. Big blueberry aroma ! Nice balanced grain-wheat-blueberry flavor; fruit is subdued but noticeable. Light bodied and refreshing -- a bit airy from carbonation but not a problem.

Pleasantly suprised as blueberries are not my favorite.

Per label: "light bodied ale enhanced with fresh blueberries" & "Blueberries and natural flavor added"

Per B.A.B. book: Pale and Wheat malts

Enjoy By: 4th Week Jan ('04)
Tasted: 01/10/04

01-20-2004 21:32:32 | More by RBorsato
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2014 21:44:56 | More by Boone757
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-14-2013 17:55:59 | More by KevinGordon
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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
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

04-21-2014 23:20:32 | More by sweemzander
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3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

You know, sometimes, it's all about setting. I had 5 of these while lounging on the beach on Jekyll Island and turning through Gary Jennings' "Aztec". And I loved it. The moment could not have been better.

Take away the fabulous read, and replace the deserted beach with my stuffy apartment, and this loses a bit of appeal.

Pours gold, lightly smogged with a thin white rim.
Scented foremost of blueberries, offset only partially with a pale graininess.
Begins with a pils like maltiness, cracker dry, and light. Perhaps a minor flourish of wheat-induced lemon, then it's onto blueberries and spun sugar. It's far from oversweet, it's body so light it's nearly frail, and for those that enjoy the fruit (as I do), it can be a voracious quaff. But's it's seems that it is better enjoyed while preoccupied with other pleasures. It pales when taken alone.

06-11-2005 04:09:09 | More by cokes
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-30-2014 17:54:09 | More by ZEB89
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4.2/5  rDev +24.6%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a light, crystal clear golden hue. A hard pour results in a one finger white head that fades to leave a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Nice wheat notes with good blueberry skin. Very aromatic and inviting.

T - Like the nose, more of the wheat qualities and aspects come through followed by nice blueberry notes. Tasty blueberry notes here. Very clean.

M - Good carbonation here, very crisp clean and refreshing.

O - Overall, not a bad blueberry beer. Actually grew on me as I drank it. Quite enjoyable and would be excellent on a summer day.

01-24-2013 03:16:00 | More by rudzud
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3/5  rDev -11%

04-29-2013 01:51:24 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 20:23:50 | More by BGsWo22
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2.23/5  rDev -33.8%

A-clear golden yellow with tons of bubbles. a relatively thick two fingers of a pure white head that does have a little retention and leaves a small amount of lace on the beer

S-big nose of blueberry concentrate, touch of roasted malt, hint of citrus hops at the finish

T-a watered down blueberrry concentrate that has alcohol in it and finishes bitter

M-light body, smooth and highly carbonated with an astringent property

D-all concentrate and still tasted watered down...drain pour (my first in reviewing history)!

01-05-2010 02:17:10 | More by cpetrone84
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-18-2011 16:55:26 | More by mhaugo
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-07-2014 21:56:53 | More by AngusOg
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-14-2011 21:25:48 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

I've always thought blueberry is a difficult choice for a fruit flavored beer because the flavor can so easily overwhelm all other beer aspects and you wind up with a blueberry candy malternative. Sweetwater does a really nice job of moderating the blueberry flavor - it is certainly pronounced but not overwhelming with a fresh fruit, quite natural blueberry flavor.

04-20-2010 21:07:40 | More by Brent
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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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New York

3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

I got this brew from jyounger30 in the Local BIF, Thanks Jay!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Slightly murky golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head that thinned to ring in a hurry.
The smell is filled with blueberry, yummy.
The taste is a little sour/bitter upfront before sweet malt and blueberry flavors take over.
Light bodied with a fizzy feel and the drinkability is good.

06-05-2009 22:00:49 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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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
Photo of Vancer


3.55/5  rDev +5.3%

Golf buddy showed up with these from a trip, and I was lucky enough to bum one from him. Thanks Alan!

Pours a golden yellow into the Bitburger pilsner glass, decent white head, but almost no lacing lingering about.

Aroma, of course, is blueberry. But light and nice. Same with the quaff - bits of malt backbone sturdy up the mix. Firm carbonation supplement the body. Easy drinking beer, nice to have had the chance to try one.

08-06-2009 22:05:10 | More by Vancer
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 00:14:23 | More by AlexFields
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3.73/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance - pours a golden yellow, a thin wispy head like a macro fades pretty fast but is trying its best to hang on to a partial cover. Nice bead coming up.

Aroma - an initial wave of blueberry out of the bottle is very aromatic, fragrant, and fresh smelling. Very 'blue' and even the settled aroma is pleasant, not overpowering.

Taste - nice easy-to-get-along-with blueberry flavor. It's sweet and fruity but doesn't have a cloying syrupy feel. Some good grain presence and a recurring fruitiness at the end that reminds me of bubblegum and/or candi sugar.

Mouthfeel - crisp, light body, just fine.

Drinkability - I could see this wearing me out after a few, but a nice change of pace beer.

04-22-2008 04:46:37 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-25-2011 21:11:35 | More by Exiled
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3/5  rDev -11%

09-06-2013 23:07:09 | More by tommy5
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.