Sweetwater Dank Tank Big Ol’ Belgian Blue Balls

22 oz bottle with the same basic artwork as the bottled DP but with a blue & white theme rather than the red & white. $5.79 from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. I agree that the associated text on the bottle in relation to the name has simply gone too far and is in purely bad taste. I’m not offended, but to call it juvenile would be an understatement. It does craft beer no favors.
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….decent gunsmoke on releasing the cap and good hiss. Beer is well carbonated that leads to a head that is small but well formed. Retention of the head is not great and very little lace.
Body is a very light copper color with some good clarity.
Nose has some quite strong, fruity esters and a decent amount of alcohol.
Quite sweet, but definitely with a good dose of Belgian yeast. To me this is not especially “Blueberry” in its make-up but it definitely has a strong , ester based, sweet, alcoholic edge. Light acidity too. Plenty of trademark Belgian candy notes that perhaps have a source in the natural sugars in the fruit??
Very tasty (in a non-blueberry way), very smooth and a lovely alcoholic warmth in the end and aftertaste.
VERY drinkable and a beer that is reminiscent of a Tripel with a touch of pepper in there too. A little solvent like alcohol but in a good way. I really thought that this was delicious and seemed to drink with a punch. Goes down real easy and lacks any cloying nature that I was a bit concerned about.
Better beer than the nonsense on the bottle and the name would suggest.

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09/01/2009
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bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.08
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