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Sweet Heat - Burnside Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.38%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A wheat ale with an addition of 200 pounds of Apricot puree, then dry hopped with imported Jamaican Scotch Bonnet peppers.


(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011)
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

12-06-2012 22:13:29 | More by fishguyac
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

08-02-2013 21:52:20 | More by loren01
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

08-09-2014 18:41:48 | More by bearchugzzz
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

10-30-2013 03:51:44 | More by Chugs13
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-13-2013 23:03:57 | More by Emil
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2.85/5  rDev -20.6%

Served in bubble pint glass and shared with 2 other friends because none of us wanted a whole glass of a peppery beer. They didn't care for for it, so I ended up with about 10oz of this beer. The beer poured a cloudy orange color with just a thin cap of barely off-white head that had low retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly fruity-sweet with a bit of grain in the background. On the tongue that fruity sweetness dominated the front and middle of the tongue, with the pepper kicking in at the back and it lingers there for a few minutes.

The body was pretty thin. Drinkability was pretty good, depending on your taste for spicy peppers. Overall, a decent little beer that's worth trying. Whether you want 2 is a separate question.

09-02-2011 18:51:01 | More by beertunes
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2.98/5  rDev -17%

A: Cloudy and opaque. Color is that of troublesome urine or funky apple juice. Minimal head subsides very quickly, zero lacing.

S: The smell of apricots is present, and it's kind of funky.

T: Thankfully this beer actually tastes better than it looks and smells. It has a nice peppery flavor that mixes well with the strong flavor of apricots. These two flavors dominate (as advertised) and it's a pleasent taste.

M: Quite thin but carbonated in an interesting way that I like. It's a rather strong carbonation that plays well and offsets the heat in a nice way.

O: Hard to nail this one down. Low marks for technical aspects, but the saving grace is it's interesting and overall enjoyable taste. I wouldn't recommend it as a preferred brew, but it's worth a try if you're in the mood for something different and a bit odd.

11-27-2012 02:39:01 | More by Mic-Lee
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-08-2013 17:47:04 | More by mendvicdog
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New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-22-2013 21:42:50 | More by nkeckhar
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-22-2014 21:51:23 | More by VanKieft
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3.03/5  rDev -15.6%

A rather forgettable pepper/spiced beer but points for the effort.

A low IBU wheat brew with some peppers added in (theoretically) for heat. I was expecting something a with a bit more heat.

Instead this drinks like an average unfiltered American wheat ale. Really up front grain on the nose, some citrus notes. Palate confirms with more of the cereal grain flavors. Very faint pepper influence, not enough to really do justice.

I think they are onto something here, but just need to ratchet it up a notch on all levels.

09-07-2011 18:28:36 | More by cbarrett4
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-27-2013 05:54:21 | More by jmccraney
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-13-2014 04:16:20 | More by KCuff
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-06-2014 02:05:10 | More by nmann08
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3.35/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger white head with low retention. No real lacing. Cloudy apricot color, very very little clarity. Not looking very keen.

S- There certainly are peppers and apricots in here. Grassy smells and no malts to speak of.

T- Holy cow this is a different flavor. Definite peppers that warm the chest. Not unflinchingly bitter like you get from really spicy foods as well. Apricots are here to balance it out. Pretty nice.

M- Nice feel, somewhat watery, but crisp and full-bodied none the less. Chest warming.

O- Really is an enigma of a beer. I enjoyed it.

11-22-2012 20:39:13 | More by Murrhey
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3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

22oz bottle poured at fridge temp (41 F) into a pair of pint glasses. No date that I can see. Most of the sediment left in the bottle.

Pours clear golden with a small head, slight slow carbonation. Little flakes floating lazily around. Smell is fruity and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, slightly spicy, I definitely get some indication of apricot. Mild and tasty, but some kind of astringent flavor which is not quite astringent -- I just don't know how to describe something a little bit off about this.

Mouthfeel is thick and slick. Overall, it's not bad. But I won't buy another.

02-24-2014 05:28:04 | More by snaotheus
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with two fingers of white head.

Smell. Apricots, pungent hot peppers and a bit of sweet wheat.

Taste. Those spicy peppers I smelled without much heat, apricots and some wheat.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium+ carbontion.

Overall. The flavour of the peppers was a bit strong, but the mild heat was just right. Original for sure. I'd drink it again.

08-20-2013 02:18:12 | More by Rutager
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Sweet Heat from Burnside Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.