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Dooryard Summer Ale - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Dooryard Summer AleDooryard Summer Ale

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: biegaman on 06-28-2006

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 16
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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +13%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Dooryard Summer Ale from Picaroons Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.