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Pink Fuzz - Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 39
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 23.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bryehn on 12-01-2012

Not your Bavarian grandfather's wheat beer. We use grapefruit zest and pulp at different points in the process to insert the character of the fruit into the beer, and hops are carefully selected to emphasize the citrus notes. But don’t expect this to taste like the first course of Sunday breakfast; the fruit flavour is subtle, and the bitter quality of the grapefruit is balanced nicely by a bit of sweetness in the finish.

20 IBU
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 39
Reviews by bryehn:
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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

More of an orangey peach colour than it is pink. Small, frothy white head hangs on as a bubbly collar and leaves a fair amount of lace.

Surprisingly hoppy citrus aroma that blends well with the smell of the grapefruit. Sweet, candied malts, peppery cloves and a faint metallic tone can be also perceived.

The taste is sharp and tart at first, with a pronounced grapefruit presence. Toasted, earthy grains and a caramel-like sweetness follow. Dry finish with a citrus rind flavour, mild astringency and toasted note in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is fairly thin but somewhat earthy, with a tangy pop on the tongue.

This will be great in the summer months. Pairs well with salads and light lunches.

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Photo of dobmaster
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of MJ63
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a beautiful rose tint, as advertised. Really nice looking beer in a tall tulip.

Aroma is the only place I really pick up the grapefruit, where it's fairly obvious. Works well with strong notes of wet wheat.

Hm. I don't get very much grapefruit at all, at least not a huge hit of fruit. Bitterness is there alright, and I gather that's the idea. A whole lot of wheat, but not much else. Not a fault of the brewery, just a crappy style I think. Give me some big yeast and spice with this please.

Could use more carbonation, make it pop.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a nice white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of wheat malt with light zesty notes of grapefruit. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet wheat malt notes with some zesty notes of grapefruit with light hoppy finish. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Highly drinkable wit beer with a nice hoppy touch. Dryer finish would improve experience even more.

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Photo of mtomlins
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a stemmed tulip glass (2 hours after fill)

A: A light orangey straw color pouring to a big white head (3+ fingers) falling to a thin color with lots of lacing.

S: The nose is wheaty and yeasty with a hint of that grapefruit zest and some sweet malt.

T: Very wheaty and yeasty from the start followed closely by a wack of bitter grapefruit zest. Unlike many ‘fruited’ beers, Pink Fuzz is wonderfully tart and dry, not a cloying artificial sweetness, which balances well with the wheat and malt. There is a touch of bittering hops that dry out the finish.

M: Medium body, but still very round. Medium Carbonation.

O: A super tasty wheat beer. The tart grapefruit in Pink Fuzz really distinguishes it from the masses of boring seasonal wheat beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of ssmack
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy lemony beige colour. Very little head and you expect tons from a wheat beer. And very little carbonation or lacing. Not a good look.

Definitely smells like there is grapefruit in there. Slightly sweet cakey aroma too.

The taste follows the aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruity bitterness. Good malty caky sweetness. More bitter than the 20 IBU would indicate but also not a hop bomb.

Medium feel with low carbonation.

This is an easy drinking summer refresher. Better than most North American wheet beers that use strong North American hops. The grapefruit adds well to the taste and is not distracting from the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of derekrick420
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ludachris
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnt orange with apricot highlights. Two fingers of sticky, fluffy white head leave streaks of lace behind. It's 30 degrees right now and this looks like a beer I want to drink.

Freshly squeezed grapefruit pulp is everywhere. Leafy cascade hops mesh well. There's a nice earthy, sweet backbone. A bit of caramel and a bit of coffee cake.

Grapefruit zest and pulp run from beginning to end. There's caramel and bready malt in the middle. Quite a sessionable beer at 6%.

The feel is well rounded and fluffy, medium bodied and crisp.

This is an incredibly well brewed, sessionable, flavourful American wheat that's gaining a lot of traction here in Ottawa. I would say this is a new stepping stone standard for those new to the craft market. Big thumbs up.

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Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, citrus, wheat malts and faint black pepper.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapefruit zest, citrus, wheat malts, a light grassy bitterness and faint yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MatChar
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SteevesJohn
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pink Fuzz is a beer that I could sit in the sun and drink for hours. It's very popular with my friends who aren't exactly beer connoisseurs.

The appearance to the beer isn't great. Fairly cloudy but does give a nice head. The nose is very wheaty. I expected a completely different taste as I was thinking of other fruit infused beers which are full of artificial sugary flavouring. The taste is very wheaty, but has a little grapefruit zest which brings on some bitterness to make it very drinkable.

This beer has caused me a big problem. I always pick this up when I'm entertaining guests. When the guests are gone, my fridge is empty of Pink Fuzz and filled with generic BS beers that my friends brought over.

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Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Taste of lemon and grapefruit zest and slightly fruity hops. Very smooth mouthfeel and good bitterness.
Great wheat beer.

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3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kevinlater
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pink Fuzz from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
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