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Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company

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438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 08-29-2008)
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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

mwar, Feb 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

freduardo, Nov 22, 2011
2/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

fishguyac, Feb 01, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Best by 10/31/10. 12oz bottle...

A: Deep, DEEP copper color almost like a medium colored iced tea. Small off white head that quickly fades to a tiny lace. Good.

S: I get bitter grassy hops upfront with some faint malt. Not much else going on here. Eh, nope

T: Taste is very watery earthy hop with a tinge of metallic flavor. It's mild dry hop. I know that sounds a little strange but it's as if you took a hoppy brew and added a ton of water. You can still taste both, but it just doesn't blend well and makes for a tame brew. Eh.

M: Very light bodied with a thin carbonation feel. Sheesh.

D: This one goes down good.

All in all, this is not a very good brew. It's a bitter, yet, it's not bitter. Kind of defeats the purpose of the style IMO. Don't worry about this one.

steve8robin, Oct 02, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

rsgarner, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

sliverX, Dec 24, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sent to me by gford217. Best if enjoyed by: 12/14/10.

A- The color on this beer is very nice. The head retention, not so much.

S- This is very hoppy smelling. Much more so than what I expected, and more than most other ESBs that Ive had. Lots of herbal tea, citrus and even some pine.

T- This puts the bitter in the Extra Special Bitter. In fact I think it might be well beyond the limits of the style. Lots of piney, bitter hoppiness with some citrus. The biggest thing is a build up of medicinal bitterness, like crushed aspirin.

M- Vastly overcarbonated. This beer is sharp and painful on the tongue. It has a slick finish.

MbpBugeye, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of DCon
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received a 12 FL.OZ. bottle of this in a trade w/ CurtisMcArthur & enjoyed before STL vs. TX (Game 2 of the World Series). Poured from the busy looking bottle with people fishing for a green bass & a life saver on the front into my 0,47l New Belgium "Oversized Snifter" Glass & has on the side "Best if Enjoyed By: 10/06/11".

Aroma- Has tons of malt from the beginning of the smell. Very light hop aroma if any and can tell this is going to be a sweet and malty brew.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies quickly. Has an amber colored body with a bit of cloud to it. Has good lacing afterwards.

Flavor- There are tons of malt and sweet flavors hanging around but no hops... The bitterness factor is VERY low and not sure there is anything special with this one. The malty sweetness overpowers everything! Bummer.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, and then has a sweet finish. Nothing much else.

Overall Impression- First of all, what style is this? The sweetness is way to strong and way to overpowering... Needed to be more balanced with hop. I probably won't be even giving this one another chance and not sure if you should either... Sorry Curtis but this one wasn't my favorite.

DCon, Oct 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.