Beyond the Pale Pink Fuzz
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Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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Not your Bavarian grandfather’s wheat beer. We use grapefruit zest and pulp at different points in the process to insert the character of the fruit into the beer, and hops are carefully selected to emphasize the citrus notes. But don’t expect this to taste like the first course of Sunday breakfast; the fruit flavour is subtle, and the bitter quality of the grapefruit is balanced nicely by a bit of sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3325) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
473 ml can from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Cloudy deep golden with pinkish hues and a fading off-white head. Aroma: Some grapefruit, resinous/dank hops, wheat, grains and boiled cereal. Palate: Medium body, full, creamy carbonation. Flav.: Moderate to low grapefruit with quite a bit of resinous/dank hops, lower wheat/cereal character; dry with decent bitterness and a resinous, slightly peppery finish.

Less grapefruit than I remember from earlier versions...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3980) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
Une canette de 473 ml. Une robe jaune et bien voilée avec une mousse fondante. Quelques pointes qui restent collées ici et là. Les parfums de blé, de pain, de grains et d’agrumes sont plaisants pour mes narines. Les saveurs de blé, de pain, de grains, de levure, de fleurs, de pamplemousse, d’écorce d’agrumes sont agréables pour mes papilles. La sensation en bouche est intéressante avec une structure corporelle moyenne, un pétillement élevé et une texture de gros jus. La finale est simplement et intensément pamplemousse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Hintonburg Public House. Pour is hazy orangey gold with a 3/4-inch white cap. Nose is lots of grapefruit and orange and a bit of wheat; simple but very pleasant. This stuff was just what the doctor ordered on this warm, muggy night. Sturdy wheat malt with lots of fresh grapefruit and orange rind. Tried a few sips of this to chase a grapefruit and beer sorbet. It was a delicious grapefruit bomb, and the sweetness of the sorbet made this seem all the more like a radler. I need to try more beer from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite fruity and hoppy. Moderate bitterness and a little bit of grapefruit aroma retronasally. Light and fruity with a nice soft finish. Assertive bitterness and a nice fresh hop aroma. Pretty damn tasty pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
En fût. Verre de 7 oz dégusté chez Vices & Versa (Montréal, QC) au coût de 6,75$. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de citron et de blé. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #6215)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (203) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at Corner Bar and Grill.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a finger of off white head. Average retention and good lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, bit of orange.

Flavours: Grapefruit peel, orange peel, bit of pear, a dry lemony flavour, bit of grain.

Mouthfeel: Thin with average carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad wheat beer and something different. Wouldn’t want it everyday but it was nice to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (674) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Growler. Lightly hazed straw with a thin cap of white head. Juicy grapefruit and cereal grains, lightly floral with a touch of earthiness on the end. Mildly sweet grains up front, leading to a pleasant pithy bitterness with a touch of tart to the finish. Balanced dry. Light to moderate body, average carbonation. In a blind taste test, this might pass as a modern APA with all those citrus tones and mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3581) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Growler from the brewery. Hazy yellow pour with a big white head. Malted wheat aroma, but it’s very clean, no banana esters, just clean wheat, with some subtle the citrus and in specific grapefruit. Mouthful is crisp and clean, with a very effervescent carb. The finish is quite pithy, a distinct grapefruit finish, with some solid citrus, and subtle spice. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UM02 (331) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Maybe the best fruit beer I have had. Grapefruit seems an ideal addition to beer and one can see that the way they added the fruit to the beer is well planned. Subtle bitterness in the foretaste with a slight well balanced sweetnes and an overall taste more similar to an IPA than a typical fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (527) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
En growler à la brasserie, consommé après 72h. Goût de citron et de zeste de pamplemousse. On sent un léger goût de houblons fruités. Très douce en bouche et bonne amertume. Bonne bière de blé mais à consommer le plus frais possible. Perte considérable de saveurs après quelques dizaines d’heures seulement.

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