4 Way Fruit Ale - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Although summer is gone, and we are in the middle of fall, Beer Revolution had this fruit beer on tap. I have seen the bottle before, but this was the first time I had the draft version.
"Description: This beer is a combination of mango, passionfruit, raspberry and pomegranate. Sybillia hops are used in the brewing process with 50% white wheat, and 50% barley. The use of only 100% fruit purées with no fruit essences or artificial flavours added makes for an authentic fruit flavour and aroma. Following in the trends of lighter fruit ales, the refreshing flavours and dryness of this ale make it an excellent summer offering and is the first Howe Sound fruit ale to be bottled and supplied in draft format."
This beer is slightly cloudy, golden color with a bright, white, puffy head.
Is there a pinkish hue? A pinkish hue? Yes, a rosy glow.
It has lots of sweet fruity smells. The mango is dominant, but I was hard pressed to pick out the other individual fruits. Slight grainy wheat malt as well.
Good malt base, then the sweet and tart fruitiness hit you. Very flavorful and refreshing. Not overly sugary or candy-like as I was expecting. Tart finish keeps it from being cloying or sticky.
Good carbonation, lots of bubbles, keep it clean, and low alcohol make for a great summer beer.
Serving type: on-tap
10-20-2012 19:36:56 | More by BigBry
British Columbia (Canada)
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pleasant summer beer that combines a number ( 4 of course) of fruit flavours on a wheat beer base. The sweetness is on the down low and the fruit notes add rather than detract from the beer. Count me in when it is on tap with a patio view. They should put this in cans like their lager.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2012 04:35:58 | More by canucklehead
3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - a hazy dirty blonde, tall white head dissipated leaving many random blobs of lacing
S - a very raw grainy aroma that isn't entirely appealing, quickly followed by pleasant tropical notes
T - cracked wheat and raw grain malt is in your face, the sweetness tropical fruit with the tartness of berries finishes rises through the finish
M - light and well carbonated, tart, sweet, and dry though the finish
O - i wasn't sure about this one after smelling it, but it turned out to be a refreshing summer treat, the wheat ale aspect outweighs the fruits but that is generally how it should be, a nice hot weather treat
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2012 02:22:24 | More by joemcgrath27
4 Way Fruit Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.