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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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

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2.2
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2006
I am stuck in the middle on this beer. I am an Atlanta native and seeing this beer practically everywhere makes me think that it has picked up on its popularity. The beer though can be at times too fruity. If this is what the company is going for they have done an excellent job. This is something my girlfriend likes to drink due to the fact that you have the taste of blueberries lingering in your mouth. I must defend the company by saying if you name a beer after bluberries it better taste as such.

2.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with aracana (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of very light blueberries and I’m getting some perfume. Tastes of light blueberries and grain. Lightly sweet and overall on the thin side.

2.4
Bosco (350) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
12 oz bottle on Jam Cruise 4. Fruity, sharp carb bite. Fizzy. Exactly what I expected from a flavored beer. Stick with Sweetwater’s 420.

2.7
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
A regular on tap at a local restaurant. Pale yellow pour with a light whitish head that disappears instantly. Grainy aroma...sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is berry-ish...hestitate to claim it’s blueberries, but who knows for sure. Not bad, just not real good. I’ve had worse by a long shot.

3.6
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2006
12 oz bottle via DecaturStevo(thanks!). Pours a clear golden blonde with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some blueberries, pears, wheat and toffee. Flavor is the same with lots of blueberries, THis is actually pretty good. The blueberries are definately there, but not overbearing. Lively carbonation. Thin to medium body. Tastey and refreshing.

3
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Had bottle at Mellow Mushroom. I will have to say that I am not a big fruit beer guy. Very sweet aroma with the blueberry. Starts with a bitter hops then finishes with the sweet fruity taste that lingers until the next sip. One on a hot day was very good, but I could not drink more then that. Became too sweet for me at mid glass.

2.8
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Yikes. More than two of these in a row...might want to stick with the Zima. It’s a unique concept, and Sweetwater pulls it off. However, the overpowering blueberry flavor may turn some off. It looks great, good wheat look, good aroma. Could use some more carbonation or something.

3.3
Delirium (670) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours straw yellow, slightly cloudy, with a thin white head. Aroma is quite blueberry, plus a bit of grain. Flavor is considerably less fruity; has some blueberry of course, especially in the finish, but the taste is actually more dominated by spiciness (ginger, I think) and grain. Fairly high carbonation. For what it is, this is surprisingly good.

3.1
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
From a friend in Alabama. Golden color with a thin head. Blueberries big in nose. Hard to get real blueberry flavour in a beer and although this was almost certainly artificial it was very pleasent and well balanced with the sweetness of the beer, which still managed to end rather toward the dry end. An easy drinking fruit beer that tastes more real than most American fruit ales.

2.1
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
12oz bottle, I think I purchased this in Nashville when I drove through in early August 06. Light orange and yellow color, light chill haze present as well, but perhaps it’s a light cloudiness... I rated this in a low light environment (camping) so by the time it warmed to cellar temp it was hard to see. There’s a light and simple blueberry aromas wafting all out from this beer, chalky too, with some hay and wheat notes as well. Overall the nose is a bit on the bad side, with scents of artificial sweetener all over this thing. One-dimensional. At least it doesn’t taste terrible, it just tastes really plain and simple.


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