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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: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5192-20130407] Tap. Strong fresh fruity grapefruit aroma. Murky, light pink cream body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter smooth citrus peel flavour has a solid grainy base. Medium body is fairly bitter. Delicious. (8/3/7/4/14) 3.6
(B4B @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON; Called "Pink Pink Fuzz")

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (2992) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Really good for a wheat beer. Cloudy pale blonde pour with minimal head and lacing. Grapefruit Linda offer great zest for a wheat bee. Finishes astringent and bitter. Some sourness as well. Tap at brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at Beaus Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Lovely aroma is resiny, citrusy and herbal. Flavour of resiny hops and grapefruit and a nice bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Medium golden, hazy, with an average white head that retains well. Big grapefruit zest aroma and flavour, far more bitter than sweet, so this is almost like Cascade or Centennial hops, but with a touch of juiciness. Unexpectedly nice and characterful!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Grapefruit aroma upfront with some c-hops and sweet base malt. Hazy copper under white wisps and a ring. Bitter grapefruit quickly develops into malt that finishes dry and with a little sulfur. Very slightly bitter grapefruit peel finish, high carbonation, light body, crisp and refreshing. Clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Excellent easy drinking wheat beer. Grapefruit adds a zing factor without making the beer overly bitter. Refreshing and smooth. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1137) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
This is really solid. Pours slightly cloudy yellow wih some head and little lacing. Nose is yeast and some sweet fruit. Notes of fruit and Some grapefruit. Really solid wheat. Love this. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
2013-04-07. Murky pastel yellow body looks like pineapple juice with a creamy white head and lace. 3+ Pithy grapefruit aroma, notes of grapefruit peel. Flavour is fairly bitter, with a good amount of grapefruit throughout. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable, it is quite tasty but bordering on a shandy with this much grapefruit in it! 3+ On tap at Beer4Boobs 2013 as "Pink Pink Fizz" apparently a version with more grapefruit, Rhino, Toronto

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
sample at brewery. clear bright golden with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. crisp malts, touch of wheat, very floral and lemony-citrusy, pepper and few grainy and piney notes, very hint of acidity. soft carbonation, light to medium body, lightly boozy, nice citrusy-grapefruity finish (not from hops) without an assertive bite but a nice balance. finally, one craft brewery in ottawa...


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