Sweaty Betty Blonde | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Quaffer on 06-06-2004

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#43,988
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
769
pDev:
15.79%
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Photo of ChugginOil
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ruckus232
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybob
4.85/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured a very hazy straw color with close to a two finger white head that faded to just covering the beer with a sticky lace that followed the beer down the glass. aromas of wheat and lemon grass and spice. taste, wheat malt, lemon grass, cloves and other spices with a peppery ending lingers for a bit. mouthfeel is very light and crisp and spicy. will definitely be looking for more of sweaty betty.

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Photo of Goliath
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed pale yellow color with a one inch bright white head. Decent retention.

Aroma is decent. Pretty typical, but some citrus notes, as well as the familiar tone. Kind of tangy and sweet.

Taste is fine. Some citrus and slightly spicey. A maltier finish. Not a whole lot there, kind of thin and lacking flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate. Very sessionable, but kind of boring and uninspiring.

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Photo of dgeebs07
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of hustlesworth
3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- nice looking hazed golden amber with an exceptionally firm and creamy eggshell colored head. foam doesn't retain itself as well as some of my favorite german versions but it's doing a decent job. lace is sticky and there's plenty of it in the form of well defined drippy rings.

S- somewhat hefeweizeny but with a twist of lemon and pineapple. some wheat aromas and a touch of sulfur as well. banana and clove notes hide way in the background keeping this one from being the bavarian style wheat i was expecting from the brewer's description.

T- light and pleasant, but without much yeast flavor the beer gets pretty bland. bready wheat flavors and a malty sweetness up front quickly fade leaving some leafy hop flavor and not much else. a little bit of candied pineapple gives this one a fruity edge. finishes more or less dry and clean with faint banana and cereal flavor.

MF- soft and smoothly carbonated with tight gently rolling bubbles lingering long on the tongue. wheat gives the body some structure and there's also somewhat of a menthol coolness.

D- an easy drinking and mild brew with some citrus character. it's nice for summertime- light, thirst quenching, refreshing, etc. but as far as being bavarian style i could appreciate a bit more yeast spiciness.

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Photo of corywalston
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Buebie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a turbulator.
Freshness date od July 2008.
1 finger cola like fizzy white head off the pour. Some spotty thin watery lace.
Color is a hazy golden unfiltered.

Aroma os lemon zest, dried hay, and lots of bready yeasty aroma.

Sweet and carbonated up front. Switching to a more gerainy flavor, lots of wheaty yeasty flavors, then at the swallow becoming more dry with a spice kick. Some sour lime rind like flavors off the linger.

Quite good and refreshing for the style. Wheats have never been my cup of rea, but this is great for the style.

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Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of glass_house
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours a light hazy straw color with one finger of lively white foam that quickly disappears with almost no retention or lacing. It actually smells pretty good. Faint banana, lemon, pale malts, and spicy yeast.

The mouthfeel is an immediate letdown. The carbonation seems only slightly light for the style, but it's a poor match for the ultra light body. The taste is quite good but a little tame. The banana, orange, lemon, clove and wheat cracker play nicely off one another with a crisp clean finish.

Mixed feelings on this one. If the carbonation and flavors were turned up a notch I think I would like it a lot. As it is, I could see this being a satisfactory choice on a hot day. I'd definitely drink it again, but won't go out of my way to find it.

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Photo of riversider76
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color. Head disapears quickly, to a nice lace. This beer is a lighter version of Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. I like the Flying Dog a bit better,but this is not bad at all. In fact on a hot day I may go for this because it is lighter.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Stimack
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gave this brew a try, it poured to a dull yellow color with some cloudiness. Possessed virtually no head and what was there was a white cap that broke down very rapidly and left no lacing. The aroma was pretty good, wheat scent comes out first with a little citrus character, I would saw mostly lemon. Slight sweet smell also mixed in with a light hop highlight. The taste is ok, not as good as the aroma. Has a grainy feel, light hop presence but just seems very plain, finishes somewhat dry. Overall I would say that this is a good drinking beer during the warmer months but feel that we have better choices both nationally as well as locally.

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Photo of robear
3.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reaper16
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass
Quick Hits!

Pours a cloudy, hazy straw yellow color. 1.5 fingers of tiny-bubbled foam swish around without leaving much lacing. Meh.

There's some lemony wheat scents, as expected, but what interests me is the floral notes. They are so strong that upon first smell I thought this was a blonde ale. But then the typical pale wheat aromas came through. The floral notes sort of obscure any hop action that may or may not be going on.

The floral notes! They are assertive! This tastes mostly like dandelions and honeysuckle. There's wheat too. And very light traces of lemon. But mostly floral notes. And I'm Ok with that.

Light body, lively carbonation, low ABV%... what's not to like? This feels correct when drinking and you can drink quite a few of them provided you're into sessioning something that isn't very complex.

This is like a blonde ale/pale wheat hybrid. I think it mostly succeeds.

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Photo of hero27
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet name...and a 5.9% pale wheat ale? Niiice.

Very pale yellow color with a head that doesn't stick around too long. Smell is subtle ginger, coriander, cloves, and mild citrus.
Coriander (when overdone, I can't stand) is present in this beer, but it's fairly modest and doesn't distract too much from the wheat & citrus taste. Taste is light and refreshing. Slides down the hatch effortlessly.
You could drink cases of this stuff in the summer..and get pretty damn drunk doing so. A summer offering that's worth a try if you find it.

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Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zenwatts
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The lazy hazy straw color appeared with little bit of a head that disappeared as fast as it came.

Smelled of wheat and yeasty citrus aroma.

The taste was pretty standard for this style. I found it relaxing. I assumed the wheat malt was used.

The wheat malt was what I felt on the tip of my tongue.

I will talk with Betty again soon.

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Photo of amvrana
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of NODAK
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose here is a lot like a hefeweizen, really. Getting a lot of clove spiciness and lemon.

And the taste...again, lots like a hefeweizen perhaps even mixed with a wit. Lemon notes are very obvious at the get-go. This is paired with some good clove spiciness. Together, this is the body of the beer. At the finish, there is some sweet citrus (orange?), more cloves, and some wheat coming through. Certainly a sweet finish. Definitely a summer beer here.

I'm impressed by this beer's drinkability and character. I'm not exactly sure what separates this from a hefe, but it's definitely a tasty summer option.

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Photo of BeccaH
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 769 ratings