Saturday, June 23, 2007

Boulder Beer Company's Sweaty Betty Blonde

Brewer: Boulder Beer Company
Beer Type: American Wheat/Blonde
ABV: 5.9%
Color: Typical Wheat Color (Dull Yellow), a bit cloudy, seemed filtered
Aroma: Wheat aroma with a hint of citrus
Taste: Typical American wheat, low hop presence, grains and wheat are more apparent
Opinions: So first of all let me say that over the past few months I have become a huge fan of everything that I have had from the Boulder Beer Company. When I first picked it up, I grabbed it from the Summer Seasonal Section, so it was in the company of other summer wheat beers, so I already knew what I was expecting. Although not a micro-brew, in my opinion the best beer of this type (summer wheat) hands down is the Sam Adams Summer Ale, so that was what I was going to hold this in comparison with. Now, I really did enjoy the taste of this, but unlike the summer ale, it was alot more lite and alot more plain. It had all the characteristics of a wheat beer, but stopped there, no effort to go above and beyond that, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The best way I can describe this is that when i picture myself drinking this and Sam Adams Summer Ale, i see myself standing outside next to the grill in the summer or sitting in the yard drinking a sam adams summer ale, while unlike some of the other beers from the summer wheat category, i can actually see myself sitting on a beach drinking Sweaty Betty. Since it is alot more lite and doesn't have that in your face spiced wheat flavor it would be good for that. In conclusion, although this really did not live up to the other beers from the Boulder Beer line up, it is defiantly a good beer and i probably wouldn't hesitate drinking another one.
Rating: 6/10

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