Sweaty Betty Blonde | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Sweaty Betty BlondeSweaty Betty Blonde
BA SCORE
28.9%
Liked This Beer
3.42 w/ 767 ratings
Sweaty Betty BlondeSweaty Betty Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Quaffer on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,466
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
767
Liked:
222
Avg:
3.42/5
pDev:
15.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 311
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of TooleBurger
1.17/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I tried a bottle of this based upon a recommendation of a friend. As soon as I opened it up, the beer smelled like a yest-filled armpit which really turned me off.

I figured I would taste it anyway, but the taste was just as bad. The smell was so strong, it made my tongue go numb and I almost yakked in the beer itself.

Even when I gulped down the first sip, all I could taste was that yest-filled armpit smell in my mouth. It was bad. I usually like wheat ales, but this one was a loser.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of PorterThwarter
2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Windigo
2.02/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sweaty Betty is definitely a dishwater blonde...she's sorta weak altogether. Now look, if you do not like the traditional skunk of a heffe...then you may actually enjoy this. The appearance when poured was cloudy and not in a good way. The nose was a metallic skunk reminding me of fennel. The head was short-lived at best but it kicked up high initially like a wheat should. I expect a fruity experience from an American wheat....totally disappointed as were my Beer Geeks.

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2.03/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

When I first tried this beer a couple years ago (before I started reviewing) I remember thinking, "Damn, whatever Betty's got in her diet, makes her sweat nasty". So, when it showed up again at a local I gave her a clean slate and a fresh chance.

Served in a straight pint glass. poured a cloudy, pale, yellow with an inch of fluffy white head that had medium retention and low lacing.

The aroma was semi-bitter and had a low wheat presence. It didn't have a malt or hop presence either. The flavors were very similar, a little bitter, not much charater otherwise.

The body was thin and dull. Drinkability is on the level of sour water, you drink a lot of it, but why? Overall, this is a fairly unpleasant beer. Not really mean or terrible, just not welcoming or enjoyable.

Betty hasn't improved her diet, her sweat is still funky, and not in the good way.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of winomark
2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slightly hazy light gold witha small, but vigorous head. Aromas of banana esters dominate. Slight yeasty tones present. Bananas and tropical flavors present with a strong metallic bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, with a strange, slightly harsh acidic or overcarbonbation grip up front. I am not impressed with this beer. Too many conflicting flavors and tastes with little direction or focus. No need to look for this one.

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2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head that diminishes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty, stinky earthy yeast with some banana and clove and a little citrus.

The flavor is wheaty malts with some yeast and a little spice and some sweet fruits. The flavor is pretty subdued and a little watery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a watery texture and a touch of harsh carbonation.

Overall, a pretty bland mix of a hefeweizen and a wit.

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Photo of Arielle
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

When I saw the label on this one, I was excited, but it turns out the age old adage is correct, you cannot judge a book by its' cover. Up front this poured a straw yellow, hazy and opaque color, and it had no head, and no lacing. It smelled a little citrusy, kind of minty, and like unbaked bread - kind of sweet, but also a little doughy.

On first sip I knew this one had missed its mark, not by much, but definately not an award winner. It is not balanced between the yeast, the hops, the concept, at all. Sweaty Betty turned out to be a very appropriate moniker, as this beer really did taste kind of sweaty. I want to try the beer this would have been without the 10k it just ran behind it. It has promise underneath it's hesitant, and unfulfilled idea, but for now I will not be purchasing it again.

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Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 28.9% out of 100 with 767 ratings
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