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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: 26   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (48) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at Irene’s 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 (8349) - 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 (4636) - 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 (324) - 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 (7677) - 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 (5414) - 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 (3582) - 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 (5948) - 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 (6438) - 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 (2476) - 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.


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