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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (2046) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy pale golden with a nice white head that reduces leaving a blanket. Aroma is spicy fresh peppers, wheat, mostly peppers though which is fine by me. Taste is similar, fresh peppers dominate the senses, wheat, it starts out with a mild burn but builds to a decent amount of heat. Body could be fuller. Overall I loved this beer, not nearly enough hot pepper beers on the market.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrfy (9) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011 does not count
Hints of apricot in aroma, sweet start with short fiery finish. Nice well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2294) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Rating from 6/10/13. Bomber with a sexy label. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium white soapy head with excellent retention. Aroma is nice and peppery--apricots do come through as it warms up. Taste starts out lightly sweet before intense heat comes in and obliterates everything. Leaves the lips burning and sweat droplets form on the face. Tartness from the apricots comes out after it warms up. Mouthfeel is a little foamy, maybe a tad thin, feels gritty, not to the detriment of my overall impression. The label downplayed the heat in this. "Slight spiciness," my ass! I love spicy beers, though, and this is the shit.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Closuy yellow color with sediment. Medium carbonation. Aroma of Skunky pilsner. Sips medium and has a med carbonation. Slight citrus and hop bitterness. The finish has a slow creeping hot pepper experience. Apricot flavor is present in the afterbreath as well. Very crisp and biting with the carbonation. I could drink this brew all night surprisingly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma is spicy pepper, roasted chile, fruity. Taste is sweet backbone with a spicy heat finish, light bodied, crisp. Overall, very good chile beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1371) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Won gold at GABF apparently. Pours a cloudy, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty peppery up front, but as this opens up a nice apricot comes out. A nice heat with a lightly sweetened wheat malt. The flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, smooth wheats with a nice apricot note. A light breadiness as plenty of peppers come out and this finishes pretty hot, but the apricots provide a smooth and somewhat sweet balance. Clean with a very light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with plenty of peppery heat. Light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really well done pepper beer. Pretty hot, but the apricots and lightly sweetened wheats provide a smooth, clean balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
I feel like this is very underrated. Nose of wheat, fruity apricot, touch citrus, medium vegetal pepper notes. Pours cloudy orange yellow white head. Flavors of fresh fruity apricot up front wheat malt in the mid palate more fruity sweetness w a slow developing back of the mouth pepper dry "heat". Not spicy per se but there is definitely pepper flavor. Nice carbonation smooth but light body fairly quenching and unique really a great spice herb vegetable beer. Should be rated higher.

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