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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,167
Reviews:
295
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
18.1%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
338
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,167 |  Reviews: 295
Photo of HarrisonW53
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jennmr81
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hombo3
2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucular
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdooley
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of surrealtree
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeranbrews
3.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - light pale miniscule lacing no head. Not as cloudy as many wits 3

S - blueberries and lager 3.5

T - more blueberries and an Amber ale profile. Faint hops in the belches 3.25

M - a bit flat but otherwise acceptable 3

D - quite high especially on a hot summer day. 3.75

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseGasCap
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fizzy and sweet. Nice nose but a bit watery. One and done...

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Photo of Slarson7
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice light gold color with white cap.

Pleasant aroma of light grain and a noticeable blueberry scent. Very clean fruit scent that doesn't smell artificial.

Taste is of a moderately rich wheat brew that has surprisingly little blueberry flavor. I say surprising because that featured more strongly in the scent. Mild sweet grain on entry quickly followed by some, and I mean little, blueberry flavor that along with some hops build toward the finish. Blueberry is the most prominent flavor in the aftertaste while hops vacate the premises. One would expect sweetness considering the motif but this one is actually dry.

Light medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A very acceptable Summer style brew that offers little resistance to palates challenged by hops.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of seanote
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bradwalrus
2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zaraspook
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Markc72
2.41/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Special_hoperations
4.37/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shradical
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Guppy314
2.18/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, yes, the blueberry taste does come through clearly. And I will even grant that this is done well because it comes off as not being weird. But (to me) this Sweetwater Blue is just OK as a beverage.

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Photo of adelph188
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 1,167 ratings.
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