RateBeer
overall
43
77
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


bartlebier's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1872) - Belchum im Breisgau, - NOV 20, 2012
single 12oz bottle, picked up on the road in GA. - Unpresuming, light b lueberry muffin-perfumed watery wheat/ale that does not taste like the blueberries had a long confrontation with the beers (like in Belgian style lambic), but were infused afterwards without to much of an organic ripening process. So, somewhat artificial and unnecassary, but still, not too sweet or cloying and drinkable on a warm day - she liked it, too.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (669) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
On tap. Clear golden with white head. Smell is hoppy fruity and berries. Taste is sweet fruity with a little floral hoppy. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (27) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Pours a deep gold color with a white head. Smells of blueberries and wheat. Light on the palate. Subtle blueberry taste. Clean crisp finish. Very easy drinking summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrnate (1) - - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
The smell was skunky & it was way before the expiration. Color was nice golden blonde but the blueberry taste was like artificial kind found in cereal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
moomilkparty (11) - - SEP 15, 2014
Real strong candy blueberry smell on opening. Pour, no head cloudy light Amber. Flavor not as bad as expected with a balanced beer blueberry flavor.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Poured from a12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- slight hint of blueberries followed by a wheat backdrop Appearance- this beer is a clear golden color. A one inch white head that doesn’t stay long Taste- A definite taste of semi-sweet blueberries and wheat. Not a bad combo Palate- A mildly carbonated and slightly dry feel. Definitely a summer time brew Overall- an OK summer time brew, I really hoped that I would have enjoyed this more. It is brewed locally so I think I need to give it another try and see if I wasn’t giving it, its do.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3164) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is like pine cotton candy. The taste is dry pine bitterness. Lighter body and medium carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Aroma of blueberry but very week, cloudy golden colour no head. Taste of blueberry, slightly tart. Watery feel with a mildly tart palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (179) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Clear amber with very thin off-white head. Aroma is all blueberry...a bit much. Mostly a wheat beer flavor, but the blueberry aroma is too overpowering. Okay, for a fruit beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kchampagne (111) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow. Aroma is sweet blueberries and the taste follows the nose. This is a great blueberry beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pino (27) - - JUL 22, 2014
Traditional American wheat. Starts a little sweet with a noticeable blueberry flavor. Finishes citrusy and slightly tart. Not overly fruity. Very smooth silky mouth feel. Easy on the pallet.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 52


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50