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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (965) - 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 (5834) - 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 (838) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (637) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma of fresh blueberry, some citrus. Nice pale yellow color with a thick white head. Sweet wheat flavors up front with a faint note of sweet blueberry....but not overpowering. Refreshing finish with a peppery bitterness that is mild. Blueberry full in the nose but light in the taste. Good session beer for summer. Nice beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Pale golden. Cereal body with artificial-tasting blueberry flavoring, slightly sweet and slightly metallic. Nope.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
This is not horrible. The blueberry is pretty subtle making this somewhat less stupid than it could me. It’s cloudy yellow orange w/ a head of fine white bubbles. Nose is mostly Captain Crunch smelling grain w/ a hint of Crunchberry. I wish I was kidding about that. It tastes pretty much the same but is nicely dry w/ crisp carbonation and medium body. It finishes clean w/ some lingering Crunchberry. I could drink a whole lot of this if it came down to it so I guess that makes it OK enough for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Keg at the Beer Sellar, Nashville, 15/02/15. Pale golden with a moderate white cap. Nose is blueberry, sweet notes, straw, faint pale malts. Taste comprises blueberry syrup, straw, not as sweet as the nose suggested. Medium bodied, light prickly carbonation, semi drying close. So so fruit affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bright yellow to gold in color. Smell and taste of wheat and blueberries. Not a bad beer, but i am not a big fan of fruit beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (2008) - 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.

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