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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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3.8
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a softly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. A bit of fruit and wheat on the nose. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, a bit of peach and apricot, then some gentle habanero pepper fruit, and then the slow gentle burn that would be expected. Mellow though, heat never overpowers. Fades mostly but a touch lingers in the background. Well done.

3
IndianaRed (4629) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2017
22 oz bottle hazy light beige with off white head. Soft slightly sweet wheat ale flavors and a little sizzle from the peppers.

3.2
ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 23, 2017
22 oz. bottle. Gift that my wife purchased at the airport in Portland. Pour was hazy golden, white head. Aroma was hot pepper, vegetables, sweet malt. Taste was mild chili pepper heat, wheat, fruity. Some lasting pepper heat on the tongue.

3.3
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draught at brewery. Light yellow in color with some sweetness from the apricot mixd with pepper in finish.

3.4
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
22 oz bottle. From firmabier.com.
Clear golden color with a small white head. Peppers, sweetness, fruits and mild hops in the aroma. The flavor is apricot, peppers, sweetness and malt. Very nice chili balance.

3.6
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2017
660ml botte shared at home. Pale orange with a small off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Herbal bitterness with sweet fruity tones. Hot peppers, apricot, wheat and malts. Not too spicy, nice.

3.4
Christos (5787) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
(Burnside Sweet Heat) Bottle 650ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 4.9% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, tall and thick white head on top, great retention. Aroma has lots and lots of chili peppers, lemon leaves underneath and subtle fruity notes. Taste is mainly peppers, not much of a burn thoough, just a tickle at th back of the throat for the most part. Again subtle fruity notes, I couldn’t clearly say it was apricot, faint wheat on the aftertaste. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite good.

3.2
BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is fruity and wheat. Flavour is pepper, spicy and wheat.

3.8
zoucrew102 (1880) - - OCT 1, 2016
Bomber, brought back from Portland. Apricot aroma with chili pepper and wheat malt notes. Pours cloudy, pale golden colored with half a finger of white head that has good retention and excellent lacing. Starts with sweet apricot and wheat malt flavors. Finishes smooth with the sweet apricot flavors continuing before the heat of the peppers kicks in near the end and asserts its flavor and lingers in the back of the throat nicely. Well balanced chili ale that lives up to its name.

3.6
Alengrin (5376) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2016
Spiced fruit beer from this Portland brewery, from a 65 cl bomber. Irregularly shaped, snow white, lightly lacing, slowly breaking head over a misty yellow blonde beer with warm peachy hue. Aroma of indeed mashed apricots, sweet chili peppers, moldy lemon, soggy white bread, soap, ginger, cider, grape peel. Vividly fruity onset with actual fruit tartness but more in a green plum- or berry-like way than apricots - at least at first, because in the middle a certain apricot sweetness does show up, over a soft soapy wheat and bready backbone; the fruity sourness continues over this and then is met by a strong chili heat which lasts quite long but actually fits in surprisingly well; soapy wheat and sourish fruit flavors linger after swallowing. A daring combination of flavors and you’ll have to like ’piquanterie’ in your beer in order to appreciate this, but I certainly do and for me this combination works fine.


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