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RATINGS: 503   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Poured a murky yellow, with an aroma of blueberry. Taste was tart with hint of blueberries. An enjoyable, balanced fuitbeer. Thanks to springslicker for this!

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
My low score was based on me almost vomiting after tasting this fetidly awful spit sink in a bottle. I kid you not, and I’m not the only one. I was in Atlanta for a hotel GM training, and I gave abottle to a fellow GM...who immediately ran over to a nearby bush and started retching. The only predominant flavor I can remember (since we tossed the entire 6-pack) was moldy wet cardboard. Stay far far away from this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2004
This beer was a pleasant surprise. My only experience with a fruity beer (not counting cider, a subdivision in its own rite) was the truly awful Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. Whoa! Bad stuff. So, yeah, this beer was great. Very unartificial aroma and taste. The blueberry taste is noticeable, but not overly strong. The wheatiness of the beer gently rises above the berry flavor. If beer is liquid bread, this is liquid blueberry muffins. Wow! Great stuff. Check it out if you have the chance (it’s on tap at The Grill in Southside Birmingham, AL, for all you Alabamians).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
i do not normally care for fruit beers but this was a surprise. it was crisp, light and unassuming. the fruit did not overwhelm yet it provided an interesting flavor

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2004
Hazy deep yellow. Crisp palate, sharp carbonation. Sweet and syrupy underlying malts. Nice flowery, spicy aroma. Mild bitterness surfaces briefly at the finish. Aftertaste is flowery and dry, with a hint of blueberry aroma. Overall, blueberry infusion is rather mild, and mostly just shows itself in the aroma. Never thought I'd say this, but the fruit should be a little more pronounced. It does blend well with the hops though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2004
This pours out a huge white head over a light hazy yellow body. The berry aroma is present, but not over powering. Lightly sweet flavor with an acidic touch from the fruit. Very light bodied. Needs to be more assertive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2004
Had this one ice cold from a bottle. Nice fruity aroma. Pleasantly surprised by the light taste. Not usually a fan of fruity beers which are usually too sweet. This one was very refreshing. Would definitely drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Poured out crystal clear pale yellow similar to a pilsner. Faint aroma of blueberries. Tastes crisp and refreshing, but with a funky blueberry perfumy quality that is annoying. Also can taste grainy maltyness. Unfortunately they forgot to put much hops in here to create any semblance of balance. This is definitely the worst from Sweetwater I've had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2004
WHoa wee what a beer.This was definately a light bodied beer with heavy blueberry taste.This was a winner for me

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Pale, golden color, full foamy head...for about 30 seconds and then it dissolves readily. Smells like rich, sweet blueberries-but more like a candy flavoring than the real fruit. Aroma dissipates somewhat as it warms. Taste is different from the smell, however. I found the flavor almost devoid of the blueberries so easily detected in the aroma. As a fruit beer lover, I would not recommend this one...I am sure that an ale lover would find it refreshing, but I just found it slightly disappointing after such a lovely aroma.


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