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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Burnside Sweet Heat is a wheat ale with an addition of 200 pounds of Apricot puree, then dry hopped with imported Jamaican Scotch Bonnet peppers. Reminiscent of a Caribbean chutney, Sweet Heat has a subtle tartness from the fruit with a slight spiciness from the peppers which also adds a fruitiness to the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5010) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery - Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma has stone fruit, clean wheat, citrus and a touch of heat. It has a medium / light crisp body with a modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with stone fruit, orange, American wheat and biting heat. The finish has the peppers hitting hard with seedy pepper heat, fleshy peppers and makes the stomach burn a bit. Hits the mark of what itís supposed to do.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Big white foam on cloudy dark yellow. Aroma of apricots, urine and pepper. Watery wheat with light fruit and a great but wasted pepper spice note. I am more upset by the wasted pepper than the lousy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
650ml bomber pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that settles to leave only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is apricots and peppers with some grains. Taste is a fruity and grainy malt sweetness with a moderate burn from the peppers and a light hoppy bitterness. Light bodied and well carbonated. Nicely balanced between the heat and the sweet. Recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisonivan (1) - Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
I love the interplay of the tart fruitiness with the spicy burn. The latter isnít overwhelming. Itís just right.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Sweet and spicy combine to make a very fine tasting beer. The sweetness is not overpowering, nor is the spice. The spice hits your tongue first, and the sweetness after you swallow. Itís great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at Burnside, pours a hazy pale blonde with a tiny head. Aroma brings out modest apricots and light peppers. Flavour begins with light apricots, followed by pure spices. Not overly pleasing. More like a fun experiment. Itís okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Wonderful combo of fruit and heat. Ample, but not overly sweet apricot and scotch bonnet peppers (a favorite of mine) play really well together. The heat is enough to notice but not enough to overpower the tart fruit, and the pepper flavor stays with toy afterwards. For this on tap, and have a bottle for next week..."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1819) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours a thin head on a cloudy light straw colored body. The aroma is odd. Frying oil and vinegar. Not enjoyable. The taste has a mild grain sweetness throughout with a hot pepper spice kick in the middle to end. Long hot finish. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. The level of heat is perfect.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Apricot/habanero ale. Cloudy yellow. Aroma hints at both but no big statement made. Taste is vegetal, with a touch of heat, but just a touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bomber from Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. A pale, cloudy yellow amber beer with moderate white head. Slightly vegetal nose. In the mouth thereís apricot, quickly followed by a pepper slam at the back of the throat. A nice idea, but with failed execution. Too heavy on the pepper oil infusion, compared to the lightness of the apricot. The balance is way off. I may have to mix this with something else, just to get through it..or pour it down the sink. Blech! 1.6.

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