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RATINGS: 549   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

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Larry_Duffman (618) - - SEP 19, 2016
I had it on tap. It pours golden with a small, white head. The aroma is blueberry and grain. The taste is the same. It wasn’t overly sweet. This is a decent fruit beer.

2.9
ganache (6087) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle best enjoyed by 09/14/16. Nose is straight blueberry jam, sticky-jammy to the point is smells artificial. Hazy golden pour with lots of extra carbonation and a white head that fizzes itself out in about fifteen seconds. Taste lightly tart, very crisp, bready and lightly yeasty finish but not before tripping over cloying blueberry. Some sunny malt and it is clean and refreshing, with something of a mild ginger burn. [2016.08.13: 2.9]

3.1
BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a tannish light color. Taste is crisp, sweet and slightly fruity without overdoing it. Not bad

2.3
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Ehhhhh. It has an odd kind of blueberry taste. I’m not sure what is appealing about this brew

4.4
mjmoen (626) - - MAY 24, 2016
B+. Pours s cloudy straw color with white head. Can really smell the blueberry

2.3
Andrew196 (2039) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Clear golden-yellow, no head. Aroma of grainy blueberry muffin. Flavor much the same with some crisp strawberries. Blueberries come out in the aftertaste....summery, but nothing special.

3.2
hershiser2 (3821) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2016
$1.80 bottle, Wine Warehouse. Pours very pale golden with only a dusting of a head. Aroma of blueberry, but smells candied and artificial, grasses, and bread. Taste is blueberry wheat. Not bitter, but not really sweet. Not bad.

3.5
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 29A Fruit Beer

AROMA: Authentic blueberry aroma. Sweet but not cloying. Some wheat presence. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Golden, mostly clear. White soapy head fades quickly. 1/3

FLAVOR: Familiar blueberry wheat ale palette, though more authentic-tasting than most. Wheat composition is noticeable; slight cracker flavor. Blueberry emerges on finish for sweetness, though slight dry bitterness is also present. Enjoyable for non-fauxness. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light, crisp and refreshing with little to no aftertaste. Ideal summer beer, but should be in a can rather than bottle. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A little more authentic than most fruity wheat beers. Impressive considering the low ABV. Overtly pedestrian but forgivable. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

2.7
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of wheat bread and berries. Flavor is sweet berry and a little yeasty. Flavor is to sweet for me, didn’t care for this at all.

3
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Blueberry oatmeal, fruit, wheat, ok, nothing great. The look is cloudy, thin to no head, deep golden in color. Better than I thought when heard blueberry beer.


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