Sweetwater Motor Boat | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gford217 on 08-29-2008

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweetwater Motor Boat has a thin-to-medium, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, copper appearance, some bubbles, and moderate lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is very citrus oriented (think grapefruit), with background sweetness. Taste is of grapefruit, hop oil, lots of bitterness, a touch of caramel, white bread, and white bread crust. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with a bit of slickness, and Sweetwater Motor Boat finishes semi-dry, refreshing, drinkable, and not like an ESB. Although it does not fit the claimed style, it is still very good.


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3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Nice clear copper, with a half-finger of tan head and fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Brown malts, a nice bit of sweetness, some pine and grass hops, and a bit of caramel and toffee.

T: Follows the nose. Good sweetness from the malts mixes with the toffee flavor, on top of the grassy and mild resinous hops. Lightly bittersweet after the swallow.

M: A bit of a sticky mouthfeel for a lighter-bodied beer. Moderate alcohol presence and low carbonation sensation.

O: I thought this was quite enjoyable. Nothing crazy or outstanding here, but a solid ESB to grab off the shelf - I style I don't revisit enough.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a medium amber brown with a finger of white head that fades quickly, nice lacing on my tulip.

Smell: Earthy with some grass and pine which surprises me, also some sweetness, caramel, toffee but more hoppy than sweet.

Taste: Not quite up to the nose, some pine, citrusy with a bit of orange and grapefruit, some sweetness from the malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low bitterness and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Haven't really had too many ESBs but this one is okay. Not something I'd want a 6 pack of but worth a try if you like ESBs...

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Sweetwater Motor Boat from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 455 ratings
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