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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
biirusaikou (2705) - - JUN 2, 2015
Draught at SL Beer Hall. Don’t get much apricot, more mango-like fruitiness followed by plenty of red pepper. Decently fruity and not overly spicy unlike Californian crazy spice beers, fun drink in small serving.

3.1
RW80 (2557) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
A 6fl bomber Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a small white head on there. Leaving no lacing. Aroma: yeast and wheat and Appricots and potatoes. , Taste is a bit sweet up front, some light tartness and some peppery heat which builds up with each sip. Further taste reveals Apricot and Lemonade, with a bit of Potatoe starch and chudney tones. thin body, below average carbonation.

3.7
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Tap at BCS. Fruity again, apricot, light tropical fruit. Taste is initially fruity then the chilli comes in. Nice warmer, not a burner. Fairly thick.

3.4
chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 April 2015 review revised with a 22 oz bottle in Feb. 2017. This beer lives up to it’s name, being nicely sweet and packing some heat. The heat builds nicely with repeated consumption. Fruity with a fine contribution from apricots. Lots of pepper in the nose. Medium-light body with lively but not prickly carbonation. Should work well with Asian cuisine.

2.8
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy dark golden color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose has yeast and wheat and some light fruit, but no peppers to it. Taste is a bit sweet up front with some generic heat, but not an overabundance of flavor.

2.3
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Draught at Burnside Brewing in Portland. Nice shiny cloudy yellow. Aroma of wheat, fruitiness, candy and a vegetal note. Sweet fruity flavor with candy and a hot chili finish. Light-bodied. Not my thing.

2.8
VastActiv (7040) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Tap at Burnside Brewing, Portland. Colour is very cloudy golden with small thick creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, wheat, spices, pepper and malts. Too spicy and hot for me.

3.4
DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle, shared with Dave. Very hazy pale yellow, lasting white head. Aroma is an odd blend of fresh cut vegetation and apricots, a bit sweaty. Flavour of celery, apricots, grass with pale unobtrusive malts. Lasting prickly heat deep in the throat. I didn’t mind this, even though it’s clearly a structural mess.

3.3
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is cloudy yellow which minimal head. Aroma is citrus, powder taco mix, and apricots. Taste is light citrus, followed by a kick of spice, some apricots, and then finishes crisp and spicy finis. The aftertaste is little bit like the lingering effect from chomping into a ranch Doritos taco. This is a bit of a weird beer, I don’t get much in the way apricots from the taste, it certainly has a fair bit of spice and an odd aftertaste, but it’s also kind of refeshing...crazy.

3.6
vyvvy (6465) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at the brewery - Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. The aroma has stone fruit, clean wheat, citrus and a touch of heat. It has a medium / light crisp body with a modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with stone fruit, orange, American wheat and biting heat. The finish has the peppers hitting hard with seedy pepper heat, fleshy peppers and makes the stomach burn a bit. Hits the mark of what it’s supposed to do.


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