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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of dried grapefruit rind along with Sterling and Willamette hops


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WoodyTobiasJr (3) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
................. ................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2012
All I can say is wow! I've never had a beer that tasted like this. It really is malty and nice in the middle but with a citrus finish that is distinctly grapefruit. A nice change from the typical summer refresher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1579) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Amber orange with a hazy hint of pink, no head, medium carbed. Light malty citrus aroma, tart citrus taste over light malts, no hops, nice grapefruit finish. Very refreshing and easy to drink, great summer sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (689) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeek (181) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours a lively head that fizzles out in a few minutes. Color is a red tinged gold, slightly cloudy. Aroma of grapefruit citrus over a mild malt. Taste starts off like "sour breakfast grapefruit juice" and finishes slightly malty. Very refreshing and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
A great summer beer (end of June now) if you like the taste of grapefruits... if you’re getting tired of the usual beer try this stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
I thought this was quite good. Pours a nice murky orange with champagne effervescence. Nice grapefruit aromas.. Not fake either.. Like sticking your nose in a fresh grapefruit. Flavors are bitter and refreshing grapefruit. A fantastic summer sipper on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle
5.0% Abv
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 2, 2013
Part of a BC Breweries Discovery Pack at the LCBO. The beer pours a hazed gold colour, with a very thin white soapy head, despite a vigourous pour. Aroma is caramel, weak grapefruit, and grass. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is caramel, weak citrus, weak molasses, and grass. If I was blindfolded while tasting this....I would have sworn it was a very thin Scotch Ale....that’s how much I notice the molasses taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours a very hazy, slightly cloudy copper color with a very nice tall, off white head. Aroma has a lot of grapefruit and lemon citrus juice nose to it with a light caramel malt sweetness late. Flavor has a very pungent grapefruit juice taste with a lot of acidity. Malt creeps in at the very end with some mild toasted notes and some sweet caramel malt late in the sampling. Body is slightly sugary, with a low amount of carbonation and a slight oily texture to it. Overall a very interesting and unique brew. The grapefruit comes through with a terrific acidic juice flavor of which I haven’t seen in any other brew. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2626) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
From the LCBO, in the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6-pack. Pours a hazy amber colour with a warm soapy head, average retention and minimal lacing. Grainy aromas of a blonde ale malt with the grapefruit zest (becomes orange-like with time) in the background well-blended with the hop. Caramel malt taste with subtle grapefruit notes and light bitterness. Not so much a fruit beer, but a real amber ale with hints of the fruit. Might appeal more to those who do not like fruit beers.


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