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Dooryard Summer Ale - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Dooryard Summer AleDooryard Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biegaman on 06-28-2006)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Just for fun, get a native Maritimer to pronounce the name of this brew to you - I still can't recreate in my mind how I heard it.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden straw colour, with two skinny fingers of puffy, rocky, and lazily bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some spooky haunted forest lace around the glass as it swiftly abates.

It smells of sugary pale and grainy wheat malt, applesauce, pear compote, lightly spiced orange rind, earthy yeast, and mild leafy, grassy, hay-like hops. The taste is more sweet orchard fruit - the usual suspects of apple, orange, pear, and lemon all representing their cause, alongside a decent grainy, bready, and somewhat crackery pale malt, a sort of separate yeasty wheatiness, and soft piney, leafy, and earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite understated, barely raising the hackles of any of my various palates, the body medium-light in weight, and actually fairly smooth, with a certain well-bred creaminess to boot. It finishes off-dry, the breadiness of the blended malt maintaining some hefty staying power, while the fruit, yeast, and old-world hops bonk heads on their slow, meandering way out.

Without the wheat on the malt bill, this would surely fall into the catch-all category of American Blonde Ale, which is strangely growing its own personality of late - sweet, fruity, bready, low alcohol and meek hops. Sound familiar? Yup, but this hardly a bad thing, in fact, it's what the doctor (should have, at least) ordered for days like this - unbearably hot in the rooms where the oscillating fan isn't, with some wafting Northern forest fire ashes to breath, just for fun. Yeah, give me one of these right now, no matter how you spit out its name.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 04:44:26 | More by biboergosum
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light amber with a finger of frothy white head. Pleasant lacing that sticks to the glass.

Smell - wheat, lightly toasted grains, citrus (orange/lemon), light spicy notes, and hint of noble hops.

Taste - Starts off strong with wheat and citrus flavours followed by the lightly toasted grains, spicy notes, and hint of noble hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a light bitterness.

Overall - A refreshing wheat beer that is easily enjoyed on anyone's patio/back deck. A perfect compliment to this warm day in Cowtown.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 02:50:11 | More by leaddog
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-01-2014 11:42:42 | More by psdriscoll
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-18-2014 06:00:37 | More by DreamDeath
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2013 04:41:34 | More by cam477
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

08-15-2013 18:43:37 | More by StomachUlcers
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-06-2013 18:20:58 | More by cfalovo97
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2013 20:01:44 | More by polloenfuego
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DirtyDurds

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2013 18:03:36 | More by DirtyDurds
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-21-2013 22:38:25 | More by mmurphy525
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-11-2013 04:19:17 | More by randylangford
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Foudebiere

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-25-2012 00:45:06 | More by Foudebiere
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-23-2012 03:32:59 | More by CurtisD
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TylerD420


4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-27-2012 00:52:10 | More by TylerD420
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skellock


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-11-2012 13:44:06 | More by skellock
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-15-2012 15:15:32 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-21-2011 00:05:17 | More by schnarr84
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at St. John Alehouse

Appearance: gold in color, ½ inch head, medium carbonation, clear

Smell: orange, lemon, and apricot
Taste: orange, lemon, apricot, cardamom, cream, and wheat

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium carbonation, light body

Drinkability: If you like Blue Moon, you will like this pale wheat ale. To me this tastes like so many other standard pale wheat ales it is hard to separate this one out. Not a bad beer, but nothing I cannot get with a different label.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 13:03:38 | More by tigg924
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crusian

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from awesome girlfriend...
Pours a nice light hay color with a finger of head.
review from my phone, so, shortened....
Nose is a nice saison... not sure why it is in this category... it is a saison. Nice, light flavor of citrus, with an extremely clean finish. Bit if earthyness to it... but cleanliness on the finish is prominent. Nice saison, for sure... but not an American wheat.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 06:28:50 | More by crusian
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spree92

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very pale, clear yellow topped by a 2" white head. Excellent lacing whole way around. I find that most of Picaroons beer have the same aroma. I know crisp isn't a smell but that is what I get along with wheat and straw. Taste is kinda bland. A bit of orange. Extremely light beer that is clean and almost to fast going down. Another good beer from a good Canadian brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 11:58:51 | More by spree92
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy orange body with two fingers of white head. Retention is poor and leaves little lacing.

S: Faint scent of yeast, some spice and fruit mixture. Quite week.

T: Some orange, other fruit, spice and yeast. The flavour is quite bland.

M: Light bodied and medium-high carbonation. Frothy texture and leaves a odd aftertaste.

D: Meh, another miss from Picaroons for me. It's not the off putting, but plain.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 00:54:07 | More by Long813
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PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a cloudy honey colour, with a fast-forming (and rising) head, the consistency of beaten egg whites. It sticks around for a bit, too.

The smell is kind of sweet... reminds me of a raspberry wheat ale I got on the Gaspe peninsula. It's not bad, but not my kind of beer.

The taste, again, is not my favourite kind of beer. It grew on me as the bottle went on, though. It's that sweetness or... I don't know what it is about a wheat ale... but I don't like it as much as other kinds of beer.

It feels OK in the mouth. Just don't like that sweetness / tartness.

If you like wheat ales, this would be very drinkable. For someone like me who doesn't enjoy them a lot, it's still fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 20:39:48 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recently picked this up from Premier Wine and Spirits. In case you can't make it out in the picture, part of the label declares this "Atlantic Certified Organic".

Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a fine covering of white head.

I can not detect any scent from this.

Taste is very light. Flavors are very muted. Some coriander and wheat.

Light and smooth, with a minor aftertaste, which is what I expect from a wheat beer. However, there is very little actual substance to the beer. While drinkable, there isn't a whole lot of enjoyment derived the drinking. A sub-par example of an APWA.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 21:38:07 | More by Seanstoppable
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remichoppers

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this one several times. I drank it from a wheat beer glass, a pilsner glass, from a regular house glass and directly from the bottle.

I find that the best way to appreciate it is to drink it from either a wheat beer glass or a regular household glass. The beer have a pale golden-yellow color with a medium white head.

Really nice wheat taste with a hint of citrus / orange peel. A little hops-y compared to other kinds of beer of the same category, but just enough to give it a nice bitter after-taste.

Good beer to drink when you're cooking BBQ with some friends in the summer!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 00:54:12 | More by remichoppers
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with an average-sized, white head; pretty good lacing. Body was clear and sparkling, with a nice, golden-yellow color. Very nice aroma of wheat... much more apparent than some other wheat ales I've tried. On the palate, the body was medium, thin yet slightly creamy, with average carbonation. Nice flavor with an average duration.. you can really taste the wheat here... this ain't no Grasshopper. Overall, a very enjoyable wheat ale that makes a great summer beer... I could easily have several of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 22:28:54 | More by berley31
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Dooryard Summer Ale from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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