SweetWater Blue is one of their 5 flagship year-round brews, and one of the three that should be coming to LA in the initial release. It's only 4.9%, so this one isn't a big beer, but it's not trying to be. Here's what they have to say about it: "Always the funky favorite at any outdoor beer festival, SweetWater Blue is a unique light-bodied ale with a hint of fresh blueberries. It begins with an appealing blueberry aroma and finishes as a surprisingly thirst-quenching ale."
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), Brenton Day (The Ale Runner), Chuck Pierce (Me And My Big Mouth), and Kevin Cowan.
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Golden, with a little haze.
Aroma: A blueberry dominant aroma, Jay likened it to "bubble gum, berries, and blueberry muffin." Brenton just said it was refreshing.
Taste: Strong blueberry flavor again, and Brenton again wrote "refreshing."
Mouthfeel: Light and thin... but that's what they were going for, they even say it's light-bodied on their website.
Overall: Nothing special, but that's not what this beer is about. I think it's excellent for what it tries to be, but it's hard to stack that up against some of the great beers we've reviewed for the segment. Bottom line, if you want to try a blueberry beer, go get some of this. If fruit beers aren't your thing, this one isn't going to change your mind.
Overall Rating: 58.4
My Rating: 58