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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a thin white head, not a lot of retention and no lacing. Aroma of wheat and blueberries. Taste is pretty much the Sam but with the addition of the sweetness from the malts. Interesting, perhaps I’m glad I tried it, but nothing really special here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Golden clear with some blueberry aroma. Fizzy and regular type of light beer with blueberries. Lean not much too it, refreshing to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color with small white head and no lacing. Aroma has grains and blueberry. Taste is sweet and full of blueberries, with just a reminder that this might be a wheat beer underneath all the blueberry flavor. Body is light with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Nothing too complex here, but a refreshing drink for a hot day, which seems to be perfect for people who don’t like the taste of normal beer or my favorite abnormal beers. I doubt I’ll buy this novelty again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle shipped to me from NC to MN courtesy of McBeer. Blueberry aroma. Don’t get that everyday in a beer. In fact doesn’t smell like beer. Hazy gold with particalia. Thin white ring. Not as sweet as it smells, which is a good thing. Blueberries are there for sure, but subtle. Bready finish. Really nice. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap and shaker served at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL., showing a golden hue, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and good cling to the ribbony waves of lacing. The nose was soft grain and expressive blueberry that was more on the sweet side than tart. Light bodied, with lively carbonation, the blueberry was less expressive in the flavor. Refreshing, summery faire, nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
June 5, 2015 - on tap at the airport bar. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma was grainy with maybe a touch of spice and blueberry. The taste was a nice wheat beer, but the blueberry was a nice compliment. Very clean and crisp finish with carbonation that was appropriate for the style. One of my favorite wheat beers, even if the database classifies this as a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is of blueberry, malt, and grass. Taste is of blueberry, malt, and grass. More of a blueberry pie flavor than blueberry. The blueberry dominates this beer, but doesn’t taste overly artificial. Lingering blueberry taste. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Body is very light. Its not bad, its not offensive, but it is a very one note beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
chestercheetah (1) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Cereal, blueberry aroma. Smooth and clean taste. Really liked this, could drink many, many more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Aroma is pale malts, mild blueberry and beery. The flavor is blueberry/blueberry pie, pale malts, mild sweetness and a grainy/beery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (761) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours a clear yellowish in color with a thin white head. The aroma is rather simple, containing a good amount of both blueberries and cereal with a lesser amount of wheat. The taste relies on blueberry and cereal flavors. These are complimented by grassy hops, wheat, and milder amounts of grapefruit and lemon. A slight blueberry aftertaste lingers on your palate for a bit. This is light in body, has a thinner texture, and is average in carbonation. That being said, I like this blueberry this one has going for it. Its the main theme, yet it isn’t overpowering. I usually don’t like fruity beers, but this one tastes pretty good and goes down well.

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