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: 1,175 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of sendbeer
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of aasher
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Someone left this in the fridge after our wedding. Tick!

This beer pours a very light bodied pale gold in color with a one finger white head. The nose is light and features light blueberry muffin and has a light cereal, wheat aspect. It's subtle. The flavors too are light and approachable. There is a moderate amount of blueberry muffin followed by pale malt and a yeastiness that leads into the aftertaste. It's ok. It's somewhat artificial. I can see this as being extremely female friendly. It is very light and overly drinkable. If you're looking for an outside or pool beer with a light fruity punch this could be your beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to MSchae1017 for this one.

Pours a clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, slightly grassy, very nice blueberry notes. The taste is malty/grassy, with some nice blueberry notes. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty brew.

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of sweet blueberries. Taste is crisp, malty, blueberries, not nearly as sweet as the smell would indicate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a slightly clear golden colored body with a half finger white foamy head that quickly dissipates and leaves a slight lacing around the sides of the glass. The smell has strong notes of blueberry up front, slight wheaty/bready background. The taste is pretty much the same, a combined blueberrywheat aftertaste, sticky sweet finish. The palate is light, sessionable, carbonation is good for a blueberry beer and is good for me. Overall, this is a good session blueberry beer.

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of tempest
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Leftmindedrighty for this.

It tastes like blueberry candy. So if you like that taste, and think it would be a good idea to pair it with pale bready malts, this beer is made for you. I'm not a huge fan and find the transition from the fruit flavor to malt aftertaste to be rough and a touch astringent. On par with other good blueberry brews.

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Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of dar482
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The beer comes in a pale gold color.

The aroma offers sweet blueberry, grains, sugary sweetness, a biscuity malt.

The flavor hits of blueberry candy up front, but flies away quite quickly. Hints of honey, biscuity malt, onto a light hop bitterness. The beer is generally quite watery with light blueberry flavors up front.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poursa fizzy yellow with a decent head that fades quickly. No lacing. Smell is intensely of sweetened blueberries- not artificial exactly, but quite candyish and a little bit cloying. The taste is thankfully a little more subtle, but still a little much. The body is so light and the beer is sweet enough to be a little alchopoppy- but a little higher quality. Eh.

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

Photo of enelson
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Zorro
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled through the efforts of DeaconBluez and the BCG BIF.

I must confess that blueberries are my favorite flavor of pie so I am always interested in trying a new blueberry ale when I find one.

Pours a clear golden beer with a fast fading white head.

Smell is on the sweet side with a light honey and bread malt aroma. The blueberry scent is clean and pleasant and not artificial smelling.

Taste is sweet and a little tart at the beginning with a fair flavor of blueberry and piecrust. Light and spritzy ale here with a stronger hop bitterness than I would have expected. An interesting take on the blueberry ale, it uses carbonation, tartness and a firm hop bitterness to balance out the blueberries and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a bit light and I am pretty sure that was intended.

No a half bad blueberry ale here. Definitely light and spritzy and a warm weather and summer beer. A good choice for a light meal of fruit or salad. Not a complicated beer just something good to drink when it is hot.

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Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a light, crystal clear golden hue. A hard pour results in a one finger white head that fades to leave a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Nice wheat notes with good blueberry skin. Very aromatic and inviting.

T - Like the nose, more of the wheat qualities and aspects come through followed by nice blueberry notes. Tasty blueberry notes here. Very clean.

M - Good carbonation here, very crisp clean and refreshing.

O - Overall, not a bad blueberry beer. Actually grew on me as I drank it. Quite enjoyable and would be excellent on a summer day.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Sweetwater Blue from SweetWater Brewing Company
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