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RATINGS: 548   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


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. I’m a sucker for a fruit beer when it seems as though the fruit addition is non-artificial. And that is what I got here. Pale gold with a frothy, whipped egg-looking white head. BIG blueberry aroma, very fresh, you can almost picture the little blue berries with their slightly frosted skins. Fresh blueberries carry well into the flavor, with some sweet malted milk balls - it’s like drinking a blueberry pancake. I really fell in love with this.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle, gift from Staleyiv. Pours a brilliant gold with a lasting white head. The aroma of this beer is by far its most unique and enticing feature. The blueberries and bready malts grab your attention immediately and invite you to take a taste. The flavor is balanced and the finish is clean and dry for a fruit beer. I appreciate the fact that the fruit is present, but it is not syrupy sweet. The very low carbonation might make one think that the body is lighter than it is. A very good fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Smells like blueberries and flowers. Blueberry in flavor but not as much body as I had hoped. More flavor is apparent in the after taste though. Not my most favorite Sweetwater brew but it is still good. This is a good summertime beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snclrlws (19) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2005
No head, light color, not really much to look at, but is a good, refreshing beer, especially on hot summer days in Georgia. Tastes like blueberry pancakes, not overdone on the fruitiness. Some subtle flavoring, not just a fruit beer. Very nice little number.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Definatly not my typical beer... very light golden wheat in color. smells a fruity blueberry. Little to no head. beer has a refreshing blueberry and malt taste. blueberry is not overdone. would be good on a summer day or just to try one. I could see it getting old pretty quick if you drank a few

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Bottle. Flowery blueberry aroma. Light golden yellow with little head. Light blueberry malt flavor - strong but not cloying - pleasant without becoming a sorority girl beer.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
OH MY GOD. This beer tastes like tea. It is so friggin good i can drink a whole keg. well i am sure i would get drunk, puke and piss my pants but i would try because sweetwater blue is the shit!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Pours straw blonde. Great blueberry aroma. Tastes like blueberry beer! not like beer hidden beneath blueberry suryp like Seadog.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
The Blue is a very underappreciated brew. The blueberry flavor prompts many to call it a ’girlie’ beer. To the contrary, the flavor is not overpowering and compliments the overall quality of the Sweetwater style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Pale gold. Billowing, bubbly, white head. Nose is all blueberries. Blueberries are the dominant flavor with an underlying, crisp balance of malt and hops. Clean finish. This actually would be very good at breakfast. Light body. Very good.


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