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4 Way Fruit Ale - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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4 Way Fruit Ale4 Way Fruit Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaftCaskBC on 05-05-2012)
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rugbykimmie

British Columbia (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this for the first time tonight thinking it would be a nice refreshing brew for the nice day it was outside. The ABV in the description says 4.6%...it is actually 4.4% (according to the label).

Purchased in a 1L bottle with the resealable swing top.

Poured a cloudy straw color with a nice head that dissipated somewhat quickly (except for the very first pour of the bottle which lasted a good few minutes). No lacing.

Smelled of bread, with a slight sweet-tartness. Reminded me of the smell that Phillips Raspberry (if anyone reading has had that one) has.

Taste: Definitely improved as it warmed. When it was cold, I could mostly just taste tartness and alcohol. Once it warmed a bit, definite hints of fruit, especially raspberry. Also something that reminded me of guava at first, but thinking on it, probably closer to mango.

Mouthfeel: A lot to be desired here. When cold it has less than no body. Once warmed, still pretty watery, unfortunately, although, it did improve slightly.

Overall: I think this beer has a lot of potential. If it had more body, it would definitely be closer to a 4 or 4.5 for me. It is drinkable and would be good for a super hot day out in the sun. I might see if I can get it on tap somewhere since I find beer is never as good out of a bottle. Otherwise, I won't be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 08:05:17 | More by rugbykimmie
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hsinpai

Arizona

3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall: A pleasant summer beer, more similar in taste to a kölsch or altbier than a fruit beer.

Appearance: Golden with visible sedimentation.
Smell: Pronounced mango nose.
Taste: Light and drinkable, though not fruit-forward at all.
Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy.
Misc: Despite Howe Sound's distinctive bottle, the recloseable wire, plastic, and rubber bottle clasp did nothing to prevent the beer from losing all carbonation within 24 hours.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 03:15:41 | More by hsinpai
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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BigBry

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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
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Washington

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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

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4 Way Fruit Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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