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Sweet Heat - Burnside Brewing Co.

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82
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10%

jmccraney, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a FW tulip 6/21/13 bottling date.

pours a golden color with an inch white head with a lot of bubbles. no lacing. smell is quite sweet with the apricots but you can tell there is a bit of heat with it too. taste starts out tart like a berliner then the apricots become very prevalent and it finishes with a slight heat the increases the more you drink the bottle. this is excellent and just what it promises! light bodied with light carbonation.

overall a superb chili/fruit mixed beer. wow a new favorite of mine.

Axnjxn, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ImperialStout, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ari32, Nov 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Chugs13, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrewLikesBeer, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

meatyard, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of ThisMoonlife
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bbeane, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

zestd, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

intoxabroad, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Lakemonster, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.79/5  rDev +5%
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.

CookstLiquor, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

flexabull, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Rutager, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Braz, Aug 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

loren01, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

henrisimo, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of mudbug
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

mudbug, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jason_nwx, Jul 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
Sweet Heat from Burnside Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.