bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured a super light golden color okay head and laced okay as well. Aroma was of blueberries. Flavor was of spices and blueberries and wheat , didnít think it was going to have that much flavor after the pour. Not bad"
PopeGelasius3 (54) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good beer if one wants to wash a stinky beer out of the mouth. Very, Very fruity with a strong blueberry essence. Drinks and pours smooth.
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-ounce bottle. Pours very translucent gold, headless (long drive to Seattle for this beer, maybe?). Laceless. Strong blueberry note on the nose--not much worth talking about anything but the blueberry there. Most of the other flavors are in support of the blueberry; thereís some earthy hay and a bit of an herbal hop note, but theyíre really there to give body to the berry sweetness. Very refreshing, and probably a very good bbq beer. Iíll probably never reach for a fruit beer on the shelf, but being handed one of these is a nice change of pace now and then.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unsual blueberry aroma and flavor, smelled more like blueberries than tasted like them. A light bodied, dry, fizzy beer. A beer I would find interesting if someone homebrewed a batch, I canít imagine this beer being a retail boom. I have 5 more of them as I drink them I may re-rate if my thoughts change on it.
NYR885 (2) - USA - FEB 23, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A great fruit beer. The blueberry comes through very well in both the taste and the smell. Very fresh, very drinkable.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve always enjoyed a well done fruit beer, and I love blueberry ale. Sweetwater Blue is a crisp, refreshing, tasty blueberry ale, with lots of good blueberry character in both aroma and flavor. I found this beer to be very enjoyable, though it was just a touch too sweet in blueberry flavor, and could have had a little bigger malt backbone.
Sweetwater Blue pours to a beautiful, bright, very pale golden color with a bright white head that fades, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose is very fragrant with the aromas of sweet blueberry jam, and a slight back drop of pale malt aroma. The palate is thin and somewhat watery on the tongue, with some crisp malt flavor, and sweet/sour blueberry flavors. Sweetwater Blue finishes with more blueberry flavors up front, then ends with a slightly sour and a touch cloying blueberry finish.
This is a nice, refreshing blueberry ale, with lots of blueberry aromas and flavors. It tastes more like a blueberry soda than a beer in my opinion. That is ok for me, as I love blueberries, but for some, the sweet blueberry character could be a bit too much.
ghg (1) - USA - DEC 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whether mowing the lawn or sitting on the deck of your local pizza joint this beer is very refreshing on a hot summer day.
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
If I wanted to drink Budweiser Iíd pay Budweiser prices for it. What else can you say, itís just a beer. Nothing too special besides the price tag.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling gold, thin white fizzy head. Nose held notes of warm blueberry bread, lemon zest, and wheat. Flavor was similar with low-key tones of blueberry, citrus, and wheat. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry fruity finish. I say good for quantity drinking on a hot summer day...
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Two flavors and two flavors only: blueberries and dough. SweetWater should change the name to Blueberry Muffin because this beerís resemblance to the muffins I buy at Costco is uncanny. Lightly sweet with no tartness, and there is no bitterness or even a hint of hops. I appreciate that the blueberry flavor seems real rather than artificial, so thatís a nice plus. Perhaps a little tartness would make this more enjoyable, but as it is, this beer is more a novelty than a tasty brew. The beer smells pretty similar as well, with the blueberry aroma being a bit lighter overall. Light-medium in body with a nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Pale golden color and fairly clear in appearance, but the small whitish head disappears quickly, so this beer isnít very attractive. Itís a decent fruit beer, but without any tartness, itís not something Iíd actively seek out.