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


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

pushkinwow's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2483) - Ottawa, Ontario, - DEC 1, 2012
Mini growler picked up from the brewery. Hazy orange with an off white head. Grapefruit pulp with a bit of zest but it requires a fair amount of sniffing to get it, very slight wheat and not too much else; mild carbonation and body, plain but light sweetness on the palate, becomes dry with a bit of grapefruit again on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
QcBeer (94) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Une belle couleur ambré jaune, mousseuse à souhait, une bonne rétention avec de minuscule bulle. Un nez de pamplemousse, d’herbe et de résine de pin. En bouche, un goût léger de pamplemousse mais bien évident avec une touche mielleuse et herbacé. Une finale sèche douce et goûteuse qui tire vers le jus de pamplemousse!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1709) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Can. Hazy body, small white head. The aroma is grapefruit and the taste is very balanced. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (576) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Un nez de pamplemousse mais aussi de ce qui me parrait être de la levure. C’est intéressant, mais pas enivrant. En bouche, les houblons, les agrûmes, mais ici aussi une certaine touche basique et terreuse que j’associe (peut-être à tord) à de la levure. C’est au bout du compte une bière plus chargée que ce à quoi je m’attendais. Remarquez, ça se boit tout seul et, encore une fois l’alcool, est incroyablement dissimulé pour BTP.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (492) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Obtenue via échange, c’est ma première bière de ce brasseur et je dois avouer que c’est vraiment très bon. Au nez, en plus du bon pamplemousse frais, j’ai décelé des notes de chocolat blanc. Tout est bien dosé, l’amertume du zeste, le côté fruité de la pulpe. C’est une merveilleuse bière estivale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2394) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
473 mL can. Smells like an IPA, maybe with a little honey. This thing verges on an IPA in flavour, but not bitterness. Piney, and kinda grungy citrus. Excellent stuff. But it has virtually no characteristics of a wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
473ml can. Hazy golden body, big white soapy head with poor retention. aroma of grapefruit zest, wheat, banana, a touch of pine. Taste of pink grapefruit, pine, mango, peaches. A hoppy wheat? Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
1 litre bottle,very nice bottle,shared with Quevillon. The color is a mixe of yellow and pink with a very thin head.The aroma is of sweet pink grapefruit,wheat,and spicies. The taste is as above plus yeast .This is the perfect summer beer.The finsh is so pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4899) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Can (473 ml) at home. Thanks to Alexandre for this one! Hazy-cloudy orange with a medium white head leaving some lacing. Flavors of grapefruits, citrus, wheat, mild spiciness and piney hops. Taste is mildly acidic from the wheat and moderately bitter. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Grapefruits finish. Moderately dry. Very easy drinking and quenching. Nice grapefruits features. Well balanced. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
Can, shared. Hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is super fruity, nice grapefruit aroma, mild wheaty notes, very citrusy. Taste is clean, very citrusy, refreshing. Palate is light-med bodied with med carbonation. Super easy drinking, I’m a take this one fishing this summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
A light straw-coloured body topped by a fluffy, full white head. Feast your olfactories on this bouquet! Zesty, popping grapefruit with a touch of yeast and bready malt really set this beer up well. The taste leads with pink grapefruit, bready malt, moderate citrus hops and a nice touch of sweetness and yeast. The sweetness is not cloying, partially assisted by a building tartness . A substantial and tasty take on the wheat beer!

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