Sweetwater Blue | SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater BlueSweetwater Blue
1,178 Ratings
Sweetwater BlueSweetwater Blue

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,178 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of markallmon
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of michiszed
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of jak_meyers
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of wbolden0412
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of dre_suave
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JLaws
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of ssk
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of Duke3nc
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of captainfudgepacker
4.79/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great beer if you like fruity aftertastes.

42 characters

Photo of Clinton
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of Lmzinsc
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of Shradical
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lgeiger03
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of eugeneizzo
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of zmbi_drift
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of Beersnob77
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of ewelborn3
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of JohnThiessen
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of SoCaliC8
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of KWally
4.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sweetwater Blue is a crisp and tasty desert beer. Very few places keep this beer on tap, but it is a must after a full round of wings or seafood. The blueberry taste is natural and crisp. Not artificial in any way. Blueberry is an easy fruit to fake, but Sweetwater keeps it real with natural blueberries.

This beer smells and tastes like an orchard of freshly picked berries. I am not a fan of fruit flavored beers, but this one is natural and pure and doesn't taste fake.

Try this if you are looking for a good desert beer that won't send your palette into confusion.

 571 characters

Photo of boudreaux
4.62/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - thick white head with good head retention; light color; very good crisp clarity

S - strong blueberry aroma; smells like wild fruit as apposed to artificial flavourings which is a very good thing; gives the aroma an almost feral quality that you don't expect in such a crisp, light beer

T - the primary flavor is a strong taste of fresh blueberries; at first this fruity taste is a little too sweet, but it is soon balanced by a hoppy bitterness which cuts through the sweetness and balances the flavor profile perfectly; the surprising thing about this beer is the fact that the blueberry taste does not at all overpower the beer; it manages to balance the sweetness of the blueberries with the bitterness of the hops perfectly

M - high level of carbonation; a little rough on the tongue for a beer with such a delicate flavor profile; when the fizziness subsides the beer has a very syrupy body which is to be expected from a fruity ale; perhaps is a little too syrupy for such a crisp, light beer; overall the mouthfeel is not unpleasant, it just seems to take something away from the blueberry flavor

D - Give me more.

I absolutely bloody love this beer.

 1,166 characters

Photo of Vylo
4.57/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 1,178 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.