Thursday, August 18, 2011

Boulder Beer Company - Sweaty Betty Blonde

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pilsner glass posing as a weizen glass

Sweaty Betty from Boulder Beer Company pours a light hazy blonde with silky streaks of floating yeast from a vigorous pour and swirl. The beer has a healthy head of fine carbonation speckled with dots of yeast. The solid retention subsides to large swathes of lacing. Spicy wheat malts define the nose with notes of coriander and light cinnamon. Banana phenols are plentiful, but don't overwhelm the nose.

The beer is sweet and crisp with a carbonation that keeps a constant texture throughout the length of the sip. The beer is very light and drinkable, owing partially to the blended wheat and barley malts. It seems quite sessionable and great for Summer drinking. Mild grassiness with plenty of ripe banana flavor give the brew a true hefeweizen taste that lasts right through the finish.

Final Verdict: B

1 comment:

  1. I tried this last night, per your recommendation of course and I couldn't get over the smell! It was weird like a cinnamon nutmeg type of smell. But it was really light. I approve.