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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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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Not your Bavarian grandfatherís 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 donít 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1850) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at Union 613. Served in a mason jar. It pours a cloudy light gold. Lightly spicy tart Belgian aroma. Soft round mouthfeel. The taste is Belgian light banana, saison like funk.†

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steevesjohn (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Pink Fuzz is a beer that I could sit in the sun and drink for hours. Itís very popular with my friends who arenít exactly beer connoisseurs. The appearance to the beer isnít great. Fairly cloudy but does give a nice head. The nose is very wheaty. I expected a completely different taste as I was thinking of other fruit infused beers which are full of artificial sugary flavouring. The taste is very wheaty, but has a little grapefruit zest which brings on some bitterness to make it very drinkable. This beer has caused me a big problem. I always pick this up when Iím entertaining guests. When the guests are gone, my fridge is empty of Pink Fuzz and filled with generic BS beers that my friends brought over.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarthBird (1) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Iím not well-versed in craft beers and not usually very adventurous but Pink Fuzz was an instant hit with my tastebuds! Emboldened by that, I have since expanded my beer repertoire, but Pink Fuzz was definitely my gateway beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmelieS (3) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Cloudy pale blonde with smalll white head. Lovely resiny, citrusy and herbal aroma. Average to medium bodied. Tryly a great summer beer. Tried it for the first time on tap at the Smoque Shack (ByWard Market) and was pleasantly surprised by this refreshing local creation. Perfect for warm summer nights and pairs very well with BBQ.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMikey (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Had it on tap at the Corner Bar in Westboro. Great citrus taste, very easy to drink. One of my go to summer beers, plan on having a lot more over the rest of the summer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (65) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at Ireneís Pub, Ottawa. Tastes like a hefeweizen with a nice addition of citrus flavour. Unlike in a typical "grapefruit beer", the grapefruit is properly integrated into the flavour of the beer. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
At the brewpub with Shane. The grapefruit elements give a bitterness to support the 20 IBU. Wheat is the backing. Good summer stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Growler: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of wheat malt with light zesty notes of grapefruit. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet wheat malt notes with some zesty notes of grapefruit with light hoppy finish. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Highly drinkable wit beer with a nice hoppy touch. Dryer finish would improve experience even more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
32oz growler. Cloudy golden orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are cereals, wheat, grapefruit, dough and pine resin with floral and spicy notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit zest and tropical fruitiness from hops sit upon cushy wheat in this quenching brunch beer.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the very cloudy beige (pink?!).
-Drinkability is very high despite the fact the beer could be drier, to my tastes.
-Hops also share a peppery touch.
-Hops and grapefruit zest are perfectly harmonious.

Growler.


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