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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

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.79%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Niceroad77, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub.

After trying and not loving one of their IPAs, this beer was a delight. I've had it before, but this was the first time this year. Ideally, I'd get to Squamish more often to enjoy this and others at the brewpub, but it's at least worth a trip to one of the private liquor stores.

A: This beer was golden and colour and looked like, well, a wheat beer. Not a whole lot of head. Fairly clear.
S: Wheat and fruit.
T: The fruit is definitely present. My Mom, who's not a beer drinker, tried a sip and liked it, but don't let that lead you to think this is one of those overly sweet, artificially flavoured fruit beers that doesn't taste much like beer. The fruit flavours are present, particularly mango, but this is definitely beer.
F: Crisp and refreshing.

souvenirs, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of hsinpai
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.

hsinpai, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

slimdavey, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

CWVegas, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

artemh, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

afreak, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Erik-P, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

intoxabroad, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ZachT, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Derek, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KevinCraft, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jrempel, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

strongaf, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smekermann, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Geoffeweizen, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sammy, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Kmat10, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

urbantornado, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of BigBry
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.

BigBry, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

mdavidson, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

chickenm, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

canucklehead, Aug 07, 2012
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4 Way Fruit Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.