Half Pints Queer Beer
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Winnipeg, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The 2012 version of the Queer Beer, brewed for the 25th Annual Pride Winnipeg celebrations is a Helles in style with pale and munich malts, hopped with Mt. Hood and the Zythos hop blend. There is no raspberry juice added (as in the 2011 version). Subsequent editions are the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle @ Boon Burger. Pours a clear straw with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of sweet light fruit and flora, but is mainly sweet grains and straw. Flavor is straw forward supported by sweet grains and a hint of flora.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Eric. Very pale, mild honey floral aroma. Sweet, refreshing lemon then a mild hop finish. Pretty straightforward, quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
taylorderek (38) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
(2014 brew) Poured cold into (princess bubblegum) shaker (It seems appropriate). Pour is a clear yellow with a short white head that dissipated quickly. Beer smells faintly of veggies and floral hops. Beer is not as thin as expected and has an almost creamy medium body. The carbonation is light and the aftertaste morphs from hops to a mildly bitter tomato soup flavour(?) Not Half Pint’s best beer by a long shot, but very refreshing nonetheless. Reminiscent of a more savoury version of Kokanee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle, fresh from the day of the 2014 release. Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a pillowy white head. Aroma is grainy malt and fruit, light berries and citrus zest. Flavour is sweet and grainy with subtle fruity notes and a lightly hoppy edge. My least favourite Half Pints release so far, but not necessarily bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share. Clear straw yellow. Aroma is gentle fruit sweetness and straw. Taste is funky, malty straw. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sheffee (28) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Excellent take on a modern Dortmunder! Crystal clean palate. Nice and crisp. Just the right amount of hops. Great summer sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
silvorgold (33) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
Light blonde in appearance, slightly hazy like a very light hefeweizen. Minimal white head Slight malty and lemon aroma, almost a St James, a bit of a pale ale taste, a bit lagery but not bad. Tastes like a st James but more hops. Lemon citrus, not bad, almost like a lager but lacks that bleh lager corn taste from macros Well balanced for being a lighter beer, would drink again but not usually my cup of tea ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dresden (1460) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Hey not every beer has to be extreme. This is a really decent pedestrian beer for a good cause. Clear golden. Some light aroma of bread and lemon. Sweet taste with a little fruitiness, but not too much. Nice beer. Thanks Andrew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2647) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Nice, drinkable helles. Some sweet grains on the nose followed by some fruity(haha) flavours. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamflower (767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
I was hoping for more fruitiness than what this beer delivered. However it is an easy drinking session beer for sure.

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