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Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Whistler, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of dried grapefruit rind along with Sterling and Willamette hops


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Whistler sampler pack. Clear golden pour with a weak white foam. Aroma is grapefruit soda (sugar, not divulgent of hop character).Crisp mouthfeel dominated by sweetness of the grapefruit, mild malt character, no hop presence. 1-dimensional summer creature.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
[Bottle (330ml).] Pours a bubbly copper-gold with a large diminishing fluffy off-white head. Aroma of sweet grapefruit mainly along with some caramel malt in the back. Flavour of light, slightly watered down grapefruit juice, somewhat sweet and with a very light bitter finish. Finish is a bit iffy. Light to average bodied. A decent thirst quencher but not much of a beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
This ale poured a cloudy, medium yellow colour with a quickly dissipating, bright white head. Scents include citrus hops, grapefruit juice, bread and light vanilla. First sip was smooth with a medium body and a malty start with light flavours of grapefruit and light caramel. Finish is grapefruit wise bitter with the grapefruit juice flavor lingering.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours golden with white top. Aroma is grapefruitiness and light straw malt. Taste is tart grapefruit and straw.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle from a mix-pack in the LCBO. Funky aroma with grapefruit in there; not a huge fan. The taste was good enough, with definite grapefruit flavour. To be fair, I donít like grapefruit. Nonetheless, this was actually drinkable, though nothing great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with some pink tone, small white head, medium retention and almost no lacing. Mild aroma of wheat, grapefruit, slightly floral and a touch of spices. Taste has a nice malty backbone, caramel, grapefruit, coriander, lightly floral hops. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle - pours a turbid gold color with a smallish head that leaves Spartan lacing on the glass. Aroma is not really in your face, light pale malt tones some citrus tones. Flavour is what youíd expect from a citrus infused pale ale - relatively mild but flavourful enough to have the pale ale be complimented by the grapefruit and not washed out by it. A good effort at this fruit styled ale - tasty, quenching.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a cloudy orangey/amber with almost no head. Aroma is grapefruit and faint malt. Flavour is grapefruit, sweet malt and a grapefruit like bitterness. Decent fruit beer though Iíve always liked grapefruit so Iím not sure if that makes me biased.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
355 ml bottle from LCBO (part of BC Craft Brewers Sampler). Pours a murky copper colour with modest-sized, cream-coloured head. Aroma is sweet caramel and grapefruity fruitiness. Flavour is fairly sweet with caramel and a candied fruitiness that bears a passing familiarity with grapefruit. A little syrupy in the mouth. Itís different enough to be mildly interesting and not revolting but not something Iíd revisit soon.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
330 mL bottle. Muddy orange-brown with very little head. Not much to look at. The aroma is mostly sweet brown-sugary malt, with a little grapefruit in the back. Each of these things is very distinctive and separate - almost as though Iím smelling two different beers. The flavour is pretty simple, and a little sweet. First the caramel of the malt, then the grapefruit. Again, very separate, with nothing else there. Needs to be a little drier, though - too sweet to be refreshing, which is the only reason to drink a fruit beer.


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