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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Yikes. More than two of these in a row...might want to stick with the Zima. It’s a unique concept, and Sweetwater pulls it off. However, the overpowering blueberry flavor may turn some off. It looks great, good wheat look, good aroma. Could use some more carbonation or something.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (644) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours straw yellow, slightly cloudy, with a thin white head. Aroma is quite blueberry, plus a bit of grain. Flavor is considerably less fruity; has some blueberry of course, especially in the finish, but the taste is actually more dominated by spiciness (ginger, I think) and grain. Fairly high carbonation. For what it is, this is surprisingly good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
From a friend in Alabama. Golden color with a thin head. Blueberries big in nose. Hard to get real blueberry flavour in a beer and although this was almost certainly artificial it was very pleasent and well balanced with the sweetness of the beer, which still managed to end rather toward the dry end. An easy drinking fruit beer that tastes more real than most American fruit ales.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
12oz bottle, I think I purchased this in Nashville when I drove through in early August 06. Light orange and yellow color, light chill haze present as well, but perhaps it’s a light cloudiness... I rated this in a low light environment (camping) so by the time it warmed to cellar temp it was hard to see. There’s a light and simple blueberry aromas wafting all out from this beer, chalky too, with some hay and wheat notes as well. Overall the nose is a bit on the bad side, with scents of artificial sweetener all over this thing. One-dimensional. At least it doesn’t taste terrible, it just tastes really plain and simple.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Casteel420 (59) - Bristol, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Light orange yelllow color, small amount of head and almost overwhelming blueberry aroma. It does not taste too fruity, however. It is very light and creamy, a good summer ale. It’s nice that it’s not too fruity, but it still doesn’t really taste like beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
This is their version of the panty-dropper. Chemical blueberry aroma and even stronger chem taste! Drank this regularly In 97 when nothing else was good in ATL.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Pours an amber color with a white head. Has a blueberry aroma with some maltyness peaking through. Sweet malty flavor with a sweet blueberry ending. A ok fruit beer not overwhelming but the blueberry tastes kind of extracty to me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thrasher447 (1) - woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2006 does not count
floral, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, light body, creamy, fizzy,

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle from trade with decaturstevo. Pours a hazy light orange color. Aroma of blueberries is great. Very small white head. Nice clean fresh taste with no hint of blueberries. Finishes very dry.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Sampled at the Music City Brewers Festival. Pours golden with a white head. Strong aroma of blueberry breakfast cereal. Very thins and watery texture. The flavor here is all about the blueberry, which tastes a tad artificial. There is also hints of lemon, and some malt. Light watery finish. This is a summer lawn mower beer, chick beer, crossover beer, or whatever. Not offensive, just one dimensional.


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