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Sweetwater Motor Boat - SweetWater Brewing Company

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448 Ratings

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: gford217 on 08-29-2008

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Photo of gerite
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a glass mug initially produced a good 3 finger light tan colored head that slowly dissipated to 1 finger head and left plenty of lacing. The color is a dark amber that is not quite clear and somewhat cloudy. There was slight carbonation and fine bubbles. The taste is a definitive ESB with a slight bitter aftertaste. I my opinon, not as good as the Red Hook ESB, but still a good ESB. Worth another try.

Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of beerman207
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this in the supermarket during a recent trip to Tennesee.

A: Pours a dark orange almost brown color with about 2 fingers head that leave nice lacing behind

S: Nose is zesty with citrus. Good malt coming through as well.

T: Bready tones with a good bitterness that lingers in the finish. Hoppy but well balanced

M: Creamy and mild carbonation

O: Great offering here from Sweetwater. Glad I got a chance to try this one.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of LiquidDegenerate
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of freduardo
2/5  rDev -46.2%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of grifftheiii
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of harryhood41
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber/brown with one finger of head. Head has outstanding retention and leaves a sheet of lacing.

S -- Slightly bitter hops aroma, and a bit of malt. Subtle aroma.

T -- Nice bitterness initially followed by a somewhat watery middle. Finish is a nice dry earthy bitterness. Has a dry bitterness, but I can't identify the hops.

M -- Somewhat thin mouthfeel, but a good dry bitter finish.

O -- Unfortunately the outstanding appearance only led to a decent beer. Not bad, but not memorable either.

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brez07
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from abeerlvr (via the Locals Only BIF). Served in a pint glass. Label says best enjoyed by 11/17/11

A: Pours a reddish-orange color, translucent. Leaves a 1 finger bubbly white head with limited retention

S: Sweet malt up front. Some caramel comes out form this. Bread crust. Slightly herbal and grassy

T: Still fairly sweet, but not as much as the nose would indicate. The bitterness is there, but lacking a little for the style. Somewhat citrusy, grassy

M: Light to medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation

D: Decent drinking, but not exactly what I think of for the style. Seems more like a pale ale to me

Photo of wcudwight
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Georgeous copper colored beer with a massive, lasting lightly tanned colored head. Subtle aromas of caramel, biscuit, herbal and just a touch of grass. The flavor follows the aroma in it's subtleness but is a bit more complex. Caramel and sweet with just enough spicy herbal hops to make it interesting. Light mouthfeel yet crisp and slick. This is a flavorful beer and an easy drinker. I wish I had more.

Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.