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Sweetwater Blue | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,755
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
1,179
pDev:
18.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
352
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,179 |  Reviews: 297
Reviews by freshtojeff:
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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Photo of oberon
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Filling Station here in G-boro.Poured a very light slightly hazed golden with a 1/2 finger white head atop.Aromas are mainly toasty cereal grains with a light smattering of blueberry.Toasted flavors and very light sweetness,the bluberry is light and in the finish.Well I gues if you are lookin for a no brainer with a hint of fruit this would be for you,not me.

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Photo of zeff80
2.66/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale golden yellow color with a small, short-lived head of fizzy foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of blueberry. Yup, blueberry. Maybe there was wheat there, too.

T - Tasted of blueberry. There were some beer-like flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light bodied brew with a dry finish.

O - This is what I expected. A Blueberry ale that is mostly blueberry and not particularly interesting.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured form a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden honey color with a very thin white head, diminishing quickly to just a very thin ring of bubbles. Zero lacing.

S: Fruity fresh blueberry mingling with light flowery hops. There some malts in there too but they are tough to discern through the blueberries.

T: Dry light malty flavors with an interesting blueberry presence. I'm not sure I would call it 'fruity' but definitely blueberry, with some very mild sweetness from the malt. The blueberry tends to linger after an otherwise clean finish. I don't know that I've ever had a beer anything like this before. Interesting.

M&D: Lighter mouthfeel and weight with very light carbonation. Smooth, goes down easy. At first this seems like a very nice easy drinking brew but by the end of the glass, one was enough for a while. Enjoyable just the same.

Thanks to Maria for picking this up for me in her travels.

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of merlin48
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tummy345
3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Freehouse
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of innominat
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Gold in color with a light haze from tiny suspended sediment. There's a fingernail of dull white around part of the top and half of the middle. The aroma is faint blueberries and nothing else. The flavor is actually fairly restrained in terms of blueberry intensity. I can actually pick out pale wheat in the mix and I find that appealing. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry.

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Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 1,179 ratings
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