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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
moosenix (3) - Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
I really liked this beer. The smell was delicious, sweet apricot. Upfront I could taste the apricot, on the backend the peppers. I couldn’t finish my whole 24oz due to the heat but still loved it.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (12279) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow. Aroma of lightly spoced straw. More heat than sweet, i’m glad I took my little purple pill before this one. Ouch.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bomber from Malt and Vine. Pours hazy gold with a slight white head. Aroma is apricot with underlying spice. Med minus body. Flavor starts rather chili, and then the apricot comes out. Really quite nice. Makes me wonder what would have happened if chilies had been available to the northern european brewers several centuries ago. This is very nicely done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
22 oz bottle from Shmeal as an extra. Thanks a bunch dude. An interesting description there. Pours a decent hazed golden orange hue, mellow haziness leads to a good healthy glow overall. Well carbonated, gentle golden summer glow with frothy whitish head atop. Stays as a mellow layer, decent thicker ring with ok lacing, sufficient stick around. Aromas present gentle sweetness, applesauce and apricot, gentle bready malts, straw, mellow cereal grains and spiciness, subtle earthy and spicy peppers. Not bad, mellow and a touch sweet. Initial is lighter end of the fold, crisper bready and subtle sweet cereal grains. Bread, gentle apricot fruit and subtle apple. Crisp and clean, mellow fruity feel up front. The peppery heat element hits a bit into the middle. Slow but surely growing heat, a bit of capsacin, earthy pepper and spice. Lighter body overall, some subtle fruit is more up front. Touch of cinnamon, gentle bready and crusty feel. Backend is more spicy, the peppery heat gives a subtle light burn in the throat back here. Decent spiciness, the subtle apricot element really gives some decent play as it settles, some sweetness gives a gentle push, but the backend really gets peppery. Lighter session worthy body and light ABV, if you like pepper this might be the pepper beer you could drink for a long time. Crisp and lighter in body, pepper element isn’t intense but does provide a firm push into the backend and finish. Subtle apricot plays well, small bready and cereal body is enjoyable. A bit vegetal at times but overall, a neat experiment that does work overall. Not a bad beer, certainly drinkable. Nose is a bit vague. Flavors don’t really offer much until we get to the backend and pepper elements.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Hazy golden with minimal head. Smell spicy veggies. Taste pepper on the tail, sweet up front. Light bodied. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1923) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Draft at Burnside Brewing in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Poured a very cloudy yellow ochre colour with the thinnest halo of white head. Aroma of apricots, yeast and some bready malt. Initial flavours of sweet tinned fruit, wheat and light pepper. Chilli rapidly becomes more assertive with some slightly salty notes and dry grains. Nice idea, but it didn’t really work for me. Not sure I’d want any more than 4oz.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Cloudy yellow,fast fading white head.Lightly sour nose.Light tart fore, interesting spicy peppery palate. Intriguing

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Well this was an interesting one. A low ABV, super flavorful, spicy (in the heat form) brew. Apricot and pepper in both the nose and taste, but the taste allows the pepper to linger. It keeps it just barely under control with the heat. Different and not too shabby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (793) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours a beautiful, hazy gold. Aroma is sweet apricot, dough. Apricot and spice in the body with lingering heat from the peppers. Actually, pretty well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2013
On draught at Fire and Brimstone Festival at Saraveza. Version I had was dry-hopped with mesquite smoked peaches. Cloudy deep yellow color. Smoked wood aroma, but it covers up most of the peach aroma. Taste is smoked wood, fiery peppers, with a touch of pitted fruit. Smoke and pepper heat overpower the palate and linger for a long time, but still an intriguing beer.


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