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Sweet Heat - Burnside Brewing Co.

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 6
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.

9 IBU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011)
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. An interesting nose of stone fruits, spice and honey. The taste follows suit with a nice dry fruitiness--peaches and apricots--followed by notes of hot peppers and a nice spicy pepper heat on the finish. A very interesting combination that is well-balanced and tasty. It's medium bodied and hearty and would pair well with food.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 03:59:18 | More by CookstLiquor
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-23-2013 05:57:03 | More by bumchilly25
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-22-2013 17:14:14 | More by flexabull
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

08-22-2013 16:54:48 | More by SGToliver
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 02:18:12 | More by Rutager
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Oregon

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mudbug

Oregon

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this one on an impulse which almost never ends in a good thing, but wait.
From the freshness dated bomber into a standard pint glass results in a hazy yellow body with a small cap of foam, no lacing evident and no bubbles seen rising. mediocher heffe, not bad, just normal.
Aroma is , well a little strange, obviously a wheat beer with slight soapiness and grainy husk but with a slight tart note.
Taste is... well this is unique, starts out as a fairly dull heffe then a slight tartness creeps in, all nothing unusual, then. heat in the back of your mouth and throat. I love Habanero and Scotch bonnet peppers, this beer has captured the heat of those peppers perfectly. unlike Jalapenos or Serranos which have a slowly building level of heat the Chineeses variety of pepper is known for it's intense burn that doesn't linger forever.
Medium bodied with what can only be described as a very warming aftertaste this beer is a good choice for those of us that can handle capsicum.
If you think Tabasco sauce is too hot stay far far away, as for me, I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

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Oregon

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MasterSki

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Todd for this oddity. Served in a Half Acre taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a cap and thicker collar. Hazy pale straw body.

S - Lots of chiles and vegetal green pepper flavors. Perhaps a touch of sweet malt and apricot in the periphery, but the Scotch Bonnets overwhelm.

T - The taste is quite similar, but with a tiny bit more wheat and lightly toasted grains. Apricot is surprisingly understated, which is a mild disappointment as I was hoping for a chutney kind of vibe to this.

M - Grainy medium body, lower carbonation, crisp dry finish, and no alcohol. Some definite chile heat though that grows over time and tingles the lips.

D - I liked this quite a bit, as it had a good balance of pepper heat, flavor, and malt backing. There's enough heft and sweetness to keep this from being heavy-handed like some of the other chile beers, but enough spice and heat to it to appeal to chile beer fans.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to my friend Dave.

A: the look is nice, golden color with a hazy opaque look reminding me of a witbeer. A nice ring of white head.

The aroma had a nice hot habanero chili-esque (i know they dont use habanero) sort of aroma, but it seemed that after I poured it, the chili died down to the bright acid smell of a lighter pepper. Beyond the pepper, there is a touch of sweetness and lighter straw type malt, maybe a bit of the corn sort of macro aroma too which is a little jarring.

The taste follows the aroma and has a nice burn, and also a nice sweetness like a lighter marmalade flavor, I honestly wouldn't be able to tell you thefrit if I didn't know it was apricots though. A nice flavor, it's pretty easy drinking for a hot food guy like me.

The feel was good, I liked how the pepper set off some notes on the tongue, and seems to have a great body and carbo for this style.

Overall, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Etan

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mahlik sent this to me a few weeks ago. Hope these Scotch Bonnets weren't too hot...
22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy straw-gold with a nice white head. Nice looking wheat ale.

S: Aroma of sweet apricots, light unmalted wheat, and a bit of green pepper. Pretty mild so far.

T: Mildly vegetal pepper taste, light cream, crisp wheat, a hint of apricot. A tiny tingling of warmth, but it's barely there.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This was sort of a let-down, as the pepper didn't give off much heat. I've heard that there's major bottle variation in terms of spiciness - I guess I got a very mild one.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:12:09 | More by Etan
Sweet Heat from Burnside Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.