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RATINGS: 517   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


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Bottle. Clear gold pour. Big blueberry aroma. More blueberries in the flavor, but kinda lacking a malt back. Thin, and the blueberry tartness seems to linger too much on the palette.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3830) - - JUN 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 bready blueberry aroma. thin head clear blonde color. thin and watery palate. nice blueberry sweetness. needs a little more body but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
novedyarg (56) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Pale giold in color with a blueberry and hop aroma. A nice blend of hops and bluberries with a tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2005
ok, well it had a bland blonde color to it, a huge ass blueberry muffin aroma, and te begining of the body followed, then some skunk said whats up, but he showed up with a basket of blueberries and some malt. nice beer if you know what it is, other wise its a fuckiin blueberry fest.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2005
Interesting.... Scent was of a blueberry farm but it didnt look like much. Appearance was very pale and thin with a decent sized white head. Mouthfeel was very watery thin, but flavor was a combination of wheat and blueberry that could only conjure up thoughts of blueberry muffins coming out of the oven on a Saturday morning. good session. wasn’t too disappointed with the beer to fruit flavor, but it was difnitely about 30:70.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 This beer comes from the Shagster himself and it got to me in a box of I cant remember when, but its here now and that’s all that matters. It pours a light yellow color with a highly carbonated super white head which dissipated very fast and left no lacing on the sides of my glass. Overall aroma is blueberries, apples, and bread...very sweet, but subtle. The flavor is medium bodied, filled with blueberries, bread and an apple juice like quality and stickiness. Bready sweet and malty finish, not overwhelming however. Dry finish, cardboardy maltiness though once again, not overwhelming. Refreshing, highly carbonated, truly a lawnmower fruit beer, but not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy yelow gold with a frothy white head. Smells of blueberry. Sweet blueberry. Like blueberry pie. Like a crappy aromatic blueberry candle. Taste is of light wheat malt. Blueberry flavors and only lightly sweet and a tartness the smell did not hint at. Light bodied, a bit thin. Sweet in the aftertaste but again not as cloyingly sweet as I would have guessed. Not a bad blueberry ale, better than I gave it credit for but still just a dull wheat beer with some extract in it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gitrwrld12 (1) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2005 does not count
Best beer for a summer music festival ever! Not to mention the guys that run the place are cool as hell.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkpimpva (5) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2005 does not count
This is a perfect fruit beer, especially if you love blueberries. I find it slightly overwhelming.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Pours a clear gold with a touch of amber. An inch-thick head on top with an aroma that is overwhelmingly BLUEBERRY. Flavor is, not surprisingly, blueberry over sweet malt. Thin-bodied with a vaguely medicinal aftertaste. I think this would’ve been better as a wheat beer, similar to Abita Purple Haze ... something with a bit more body. Nowhere near as good as Sweetwater’s other offerings.


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