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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (862) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1466) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a murky yellow with very light head. Aromas of wheat, hay, and light apricot with a slight peppery note. Flavors of lemony marmalade and hot peppers. Definite pepper heat. Interesting - good analogy to a hot chutney.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Orangish straw, cloudy and thick, thin to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Big nose of green chilis.   Smells spicy!   Wheaty start, quickly turning spicy with what seems like green chilis.   Its actually not half bad.   Spicy, but not caustic.   One of the few I can actually stand to drink.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Spicy finish, pale wheat and chilis.   Very simplistic, but its enjoyable in that its not overly done with heat.   I won’t say its all that sweet, but sweet enough I guess.   Respectable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2099) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bomber from The Last Drop.

Light hazy pour, modest head. Mild nose compared to what comes on in the flavor --- initially apricots and wheat sourness, but half a second later a full-on pepper burn that coats the back of the throat. Not painful, but certainly hot, and hot enough to overwhelm the other characteristics of the beer. It’s not entirely unpleasant, and I guess it helps one sit and sip, but I didn’t want to drink a whole bomber of it myself and moved on to Saison Dupont.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3176) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2013
22oz Bottle. Pours out a hazy gold topped with a white head. Aroma was apricot, peppers, and some wheat. WOW I was not expecting such a burn, I was thinking a little pepper and some fruit it really took me of gaurd. It was not to bad pretty fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (902) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2013
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours cloudy pale yellow with medium thick head. Aroma is sweet light pale malt with a hint of chile spice that comes on at the end and quickly dominates everything else. Taste is similar: clean light malt with a juicy sweet apricot flavor is immediately overtaken by a searing spice heat that lingers through the finish and leaves your lips tingling. This was described as having the flavor of a nice chutney, and I found that to be pretty accurate. I’ve had a few spicy beers before, but they tend to be one dimensional. The sweet taste up front balances well and make this a super interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3003) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
25 July 2013, bottle. Light yellow and faintly cloudy. Nose is green peppers and faint heat. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Definitely some serious hot peppers here, but it doesn't really burn or linger too long. Apricot comes out a bit. Peppers go to the back of the throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Hazy yellow pour with a short lived white head. Aroma is apricots, but only slightly. Flavor is mildly sweet with a slightly aggressive bit of heat on the back end. Interesting combo but a little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Very unique beer, but slightly flawed. Pours a great cloudy yellow-brown. Smells like pepper. Taste is extremely peppery. Slight apricot in the finish, but the pepper overtakes everything. Makes it hard to taste anything else. A nice warmth on the finish though. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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