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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (17000) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
Pours slightly hazy golden colour with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain, cooked vegetables. Taste is grainy, sweet malt, honey, some hot spiciness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle on the train from Vauxhall to Windsor into plastic glass (thanks to Dave W and Frank initially) 20/11/12. Murky yellow akin to fresh pineapple juice with a mahooooosive white head that thins but retains well. Nose is plastic, pepper, spice, herbs, chilli notes, light soap. Taste comprises light apricots, then boom - a spicy chilli kick. This then overides and dominates the other flavours. Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation leading to a spicy finish with a good heat burn going on. Overall - not one for everyday drinking, a little too hot, but interesting enough and one of the better chilli infused beers I’ve sampled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
Hazy orange color, no head. Apricot jam aroma. Light bodied. Spicey, fruity, apricot flavor. Chilli burning in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Interesting aroma. Really pronounced apricot and almost honey like sweetness up front. Spicy chile peppers, grass, and some herbs. The flavor is mildly spicy, but not terribly sweet. Minimal apricot character. Chile pepper, grass, green bell pepper, and very high carbonation leading to an acidic feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15651) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14396) - 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. It’s okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14079) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lemongrass, chili burn heavily, peppers. Oh dear Lord, way way too much for me. Yuk!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of habenero, straw and light apricot. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a warming finish. Flavors of habenero, apricot and straw with a crisp warming lingering habenero finish.

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