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RATINGS: 539   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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2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle. The best thing about the beer is the aroma. It is intensely blueberry. The beer poured a strawberry blond color. A small white head dissipated rapidly. It had a decent lager taste, but with very little carbonation and almost no hop profile. If you can say it has a blueberry taste, it would be the sort of tanic aftertaste. It is not unpleasant. Not a bad beer. Fun to drink because of the aroma.


2.3
Beerhunter111 (21515) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth´s House. A almost clear pale golden beer with a small most good lasting white head. Aroma of blueberries, sweet yellow fruits. Taste of sweet yellwo fruits, sugar, blueberries.

2.8
FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Sampled on draft at Hugo’s this beer poured a dark amber color with a medium sized foamy off white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was strong sweet blueberry and yeast. The flavor was bitterish and yeasty with fairly strong artificial blueberry. Medium length finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

3
beer_rookie (586) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Pours a golden color. About two fingers white head. Okay retention, poor lacing. Good carbonation. Maybe slightly cloudy, hard to tell with the aggressive carbonation.

Aroma is blueberry for sure. Blueberry muffin.

Taste is blueberry, but not strong. Slightly artificial. Wheat beer. Simple.

Mouthfeel is medium light body. Smooth, refreshing. Very clean. Highly drinkable.

Overall, it’s okay. Not amazing. Not too much blueberry, but I would say not enough. I would not buy it again, but would not refuse it.

2.9
raymow (1683) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2017
bottled - slight blueberry aroma but major blueberry flavor. Color is clear to cloudy golden. A bit artificial tasting.

3.5
unclefrito62 (288) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2017
16 ounce draft at Winking Lizard Pennisula Ohio. Film on glass Not too foamy. Smell the blueberries. Taste nice and smooth. Faint taste of blueberries. Malty Not very hopped. Easy on the palate. Very drinkable and a little higher on overall ratings.

2.9
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Pours a clear gold body with a small wispy white head. The nose is all blueberry extract with a bit of pale malt. The flavor is much the same, lots of fake tasting blueberry extract with minimal pale malt. Meh. This one rounded out a sampler platter or I wouldn’t have gotten it. Pretty well what you would expect.

2.6
pkbites (950) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Average looking pour. Not as sweet as expected. Rather flat, no lacing. Somewhat lame to tell you the truth. I expected much more from this. On tap.

2.6
Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle - Pours a pale gold with fizzy white head. Aroma of blueberry muffin, blueberry juice. Mild flavors of blueberry bread (pancakes/muffin), juice, mild hops end.

2.8
DrnkMcDermott (3108) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Loose bottle, $1 from Caputo’s. Pale lager color with a pinkish tinge. Smell has blueberry to it of course, but it’s not overly sweet or cloying. Taste is not really much more than an ordinary beer with blueberry flavoring. Nothing bad, just nothing to make it stand out.

3
Larry_Duffman (552) - - 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.


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