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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Boulder Beer - Sweaty Betty

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Sweaty Betty
Boulder Beer Company
2880 Wilderness Place
Boulder, CO USA
Est. 1979

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Unfiltered golden yellow color.
Some presence of clove spice, banana and wheat. Citrus aromas also present.
Two finger, off white head on pour.
Not a lot of lace in the glass.
Hops and wheat are well balanced. Clove and banana are mild and enjoyable.
Light bodied. Easy to drink.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Boulder Beer's Looking Glass Series, Sweaty Betty, is another of the popular American Pale Wheat Ales. This style seems to give other wheat ales such as Hefe's, a run for the money. Both are found in spring/summer as low alcohol, refreshing quenchers, but in reality, they are two completely different styles.

I have had several American Pale Wheat Ales this summer and find them curious as a style, but refreshing nonetheless. Sweaty Betty is one of those pauses that refresh, and she does so without breaking a sweat. (Didn't think I'd go for the pun?) Sweaty Betty is the fifth of the aforementioned  'Looking Glass Series' from Boulder and was introduced in 2004. She is done in the Bavarian style, according to Boulder's website.

When it's hot out, put your arm around Betty. She can handle the humidity, just fine.

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