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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Sweetwater Blue is a unique lighter style ale enhanced with a hint of fresh blueberry. When you drink this beer take a good whiff first and you’ll smell the blueberry influence, but on the taste it’s extremely subtle and the finish is extra clean. Ain’t no fruit beer, but it is our breakfast beer, usually folks that are looking to quench their thirst or for those that are new to the “good beer” lifestyle; this is their choice. This brew and the ESB were the original two to go through the tanks at SweetWater in February 1997.

Medals: Bronze medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Cup, Fruit Beer category; Always the funky favorite at any outdoor beer festival

Malt: 2 Row, Wheat

Hops: Centenial


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1619) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Freebie from Rob Gs fridge. Aroma: Good amount of blueberry and a little wheat; pretty simple. Appearance: Well carbonated gold with a skin of white head that fades pretty fast. Flavor: Blueberry up front, but wheat underneath throughout; about 60/40 blueberry to wheat; dries out well enough with a very slight bitterness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: Just fine as a simple, blueberry quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (585) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
I make blueberry beer with fresh blueberries. I like blueberry beer. Blueberry beer is a friend of mine. This is no blueberry beer. Tastes like a light wheat beer with blueberry flavoring added. Blueberry beer is best made with fresh wild blueberries ... second choice fresh high bush. This beer is light, refreshing, and is a decent beer. But it tastes artificial (better than some of the blueberry competition for sure). When I make a blueberry beer, I use a pound per gallon; the beer is strongly colored and flavored (but that depends on the quality of the blueberries). I don’t know if they use real blueberries in this beer, but the aroma is of natural or artificial with other natural flavorings.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Draft at ATL terminal A. Pours almost clear bright gold with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like light blueberry, cereal malt, faint citrus. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet blueberry cereal and citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1943) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
On tap at 1890. Clear pale yellow with small white head. Aroma is light blueberry, light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is light blueberry and light malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evolutionary (315) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (5311) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Sampled at Bier Baron DC pours a clear gold with some slim, white head. Nose has quite a bit of berry, some of that cheap blueberry muffin, lightly gristy, white flour. Flavor has just berry, not much else, some cheap artificial sweetness. Watery finish. Would not order again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (638) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Wasn't expecting to care for this, but I have to admit that this makes me want blueberry pancakes. Imagine a nice wheat, that doesn't bloat, but with a pleasant blueberry aftertaste. On tap at brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (805) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
On tap. Clear golden with white head. Smell is hoppy fruity and berries. Taste is sweet fruity with a little floral hoppy. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (75) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a deep gold color with a white head. Smells of blueberries and wheat. Light on the palate. Subtle blueberry taste. Clean crisp finish. Very easy drinking summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrnate (1) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
The smell was skunky & it was way before the expiration. Color was nice golden blonde but the blueberry taste was like artificial kind found in cereal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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