Sweetwater Blue | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater BlueSweetwater Blue

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

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Ratings: 1,183 |  Reviews: 298
Photo of italianstallion
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewsed
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of wisrarebeer
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Best if enjoyed by 01 Sep 08

A: straw colored, clean and crisp
S: definitely blueberries, not much else, appealing but nothing else is apparent
T: light, watery, with a hint of blueberries, I'm not a American fruit beer fan but not a bad attempt
M: diacetyl (probably age) but held up well
D: watery, light, not much flavor, not my style at all

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Photo of WynnO
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of crbnfbr
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Amalak
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had at sharkys in Raleigh.
A. Extremely bubbly with a god colr and it is fairly clear. A good foamy white head with some lacing.
S.a very mild pine scent.
T/m. It has a strong soapy taste with a tang sweetness. Some lemon and citrus. A bit of smokiness. Light body.
O. It is refreshing but a bit too soapy.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one years ago but this review corresponds to a sample on tap at the airport. Classy! Poured a gorgeous golden/straw hue but very little head and no retention. No lacing either. Aromas clearly of blueberries, bananas and wet straw. Flavors are sweet and fruity with the unmistakable blueberry character out front. A graininess in the malt gives this beer further tang. Wheat is subdued beneath the sugars. Perfect carbonation and a light body helps this beer be very sessionable and probably a great brew for the girls. Smooth but slightly zippy on the tongue. Some hops at the very end provide a clean finish. Good example of a fruit beer and one of the best blueberry beers I know of.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet

A- pours a transparent shade of light orange with a one finger head that fades instantly. The lack of a head is disappointing, but the beer itself looks great

S- the blueberry smell is super strong and very pleasant. Doesn't smell like a beer at all. Awesome

T- there is a lot of blueberry flavor coming out in this one, with a solid malt backbone too. Getting some very faint floral hops too. Pretty damn great.

M- it's pretty thin, but with how strong the blueberry flavor is, I wouldn't want it to be very thick and get overwhelmed by things

O- this is a really great beer, and I understand why so many in the south love it. I want more!

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Photo of NateMac13
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice and crisp. Blueberry isn't wicked overwhelming and has just the right bit of tartness to be intriguing outside of the blueberry taste. Smell is somewhat missing, as there's just a hint of aroma of blueberry on the nose in front of a nearly nonexistent, faint, no - strike that; there is no other smell. Appearance is. Pretty pedestrian as well, with virtually no lacing or head sitting on a mundane gold liquid with a few overachieving bubbles trying to escape. But, for what it is from a style standpoint, it is pretty good and could serve well as a BMC alternative at summer parties.

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Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Squire123
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
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 LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of CampusCrew
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Ga because we dont have in Jacksonville yet.

appearance: golden amber hues, lager like

smell: slight bluberry fruit smeal, low low hops

taste: liek a pale ale with very light hop taste. The blueberry is very light and barely notciable. Pleasant fruit aftertaste

mouthfeel: thin not thick. good carbonation and very tasty

drinkability: a great session beer with low taste. Bud drinkers would highly approve. Not a great Beer advocate beer though.

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Photo of Jayli
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I was in the airport in GA, I decided to stop in to the Sweetwater Brewhouse. During my trip to GA, I had tried their IPA and 420 and wanted to see if I could grab something new. I enjoy blueberry beers, but have only had them from Northern Breweries. This is a decent blueberry beer, honey colored, with very little blueberry scent (compared to other blueberry beers). The taste of blueberry seemed to be merely a hint. It was pleasant and drinkable - the only improvement I would add is to add blueberries to the beer. I know - fruit the beer, I said it, but it's true!

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of psoriasaurus
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spointon
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville the other day. From my notes:

A= This ale poured a faintly cloudy straw yellow with a thin white head. The head dropped to zero in short order and left zero lacing.

S= This beer was full of bready malt and sweet blueberry aromas. The berry smell was somehow strong but not overpowering. Some mild sulfur in the end of each sniff.

T= What can I say, it tasted like an American wheat beer with a crap load of blueberry muffin sprinkled into it. The sweetness was almost too much, but it stopped short of being cloying.

MF= Light side of medium bodied for sure, with a moderately crisp mouthfeel.

D= A pleasant surprise for sure. Though its sort of a one trick pony, and I wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 in a day, this is pretty solid for a fruit flavored wheat beer!

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Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 1,183 ratings
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