Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sweaty Betty Blonde

I wanted to try something fun today. As you saw, my Saturday, Sunday and Sunday evening had some pretty un-fun moments.

So here is the game. Make a comment, tell a story, or finish the sentence around this phrase. Beer Can. Yep, Beer Can. Either an actual beer can--maybe one has special significance, or you have a favorite beer from a can, or you have another interesting story. Or... Beer can, with "can" being a verb.

Let me go first. When I was in college, there was a girl that strayed off the main path so that she could go to the bathroom (as the rumors went) on her way home one night. The next thing she knew, she fell off a cliff and dropped 75 feet into a gorge. Luckily for her, she was not hurt badly, but the poor raccoon she landed on eventually gave its life for her. Although I am not sure beer was involved (sounds logical though), beer can definitely make you fall into a gorge on top of a raccoon. OK, now it's your turn.

Tonight's selection is Sweaty Betty Blonde brewed by Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, Colorado. I swear I had to take like 3 glances at the name to convince myself it wasn't Sweet Betty. This is my second from Boulder Beer after Mojo India Pale Ale. The label describes Sweaty Betty as "Irresistible. Flirtatious. Aromatic. Soft. Supple. Unavoidable. Smooth. Exuberant. Glistening. Wild. Firm. Rare. Succulent. Luscious. Ripe. Natural. Glowing. Curvaceous. Magical." Wow, how do they know my wife?

This beer has a light banana and spicy aroma, pretty faint. At first tasting, you get a lot of carbonation in your mouth and a lot of wheat with that. A lot of those two things, yet the flavors are very light and bland. You can also taste lemons, bananas, and cloves, but those flavors are even more discreet. This an extremely easy to drink beer, it is crisp and refreshing, but much too thin and watery. Just a plain-Jane (err. Betty) beer.


Scott-TheBrewClub said...

I just had this beer recently and was checking around to see what others thought. I'd agree that overall its a pretty good beer, maybe a little on the 'basic' side but sometimes that's just fine.

I would even give this beer to folks who don't drink craft beers because its good without being extreme.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

No doubt, Scott.

Being good or great for sure doesn't mean going overboard. Simple can work, too.