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Sweet Heat | Burnside Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
burnsidebrewco.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 04-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,921
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
119
pDev:
16.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
Gots:
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Trade:
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4.94/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful foggy orange. White head. No lacing (expected). Aroma is peach and citrus, a little hay, some yeast characters. Taste is a punch of tart peaches followed by a mellow burn on the tongue. Amazing combination of peaches and scotch bonnets (habanero?). Medium body, crispy carbo. One of my favorite pepper beers to date

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4.69/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer for sitting in the sun and enjoying the summer with friends

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was scared. I quivered in fear just looking at this beast. But then, to my great delight, I tried it. Poured in a large wheat beer glass, this thing doesn't look exceptional, but the apricot and peach notes, with the spicy twang and aftertaste, are glorious. I was very, wonderfully, pleasantly surprised.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A 20 oz. pour during 'Fermented Hour' at Burnside. I recall a beer remarkably similar to this (that I really enjoyed), also brewed with apricots and scotch bonnets at departed Roots Brewing - then called 'Calypso'. That former Roots co-owner Jason McAdam now runs Burnside isn't a coincidence, I'm thinking...

A: Milky golden, completely unfiltered - which makes finding any carbonation next to impossible. No biggie. A stubby head of creamy whiteness withdraws to a clinging ring. Minimal lace sticks in exploded ribbons.

S: After an underwhelming beginning (wheat without much else), the apricot and pepper both ascend well. Sweetness is pronounced but oddly hard to define: it's at once nutty and flowery, nose-tingling-ly peppery. Not terribly strong, nor overly complex, but I kinda want to keep inhaling it.

T: A chewy, wheaty brew with an ample dose of tangy/hot 'sweetness'. Hints at sugary cereal are beaten down by fruity tartness and that wonderful pepper burn. Salivation-inducing. At just 8 IBU, this won't appease the bitter-loving hophead, but I really enjoy it.

M: Subdued body, light-medium I suppose. Mild carbonation but a healthy 'zing' of pepper hear melded with the mild tang of apricot. Not quite 'refreshing' but definitely begs for a 'next sip' after each preceding one. Warmth trickles down the throat.

O: Comparing this to the aforementioned Calypso, I want to sat that beer was a little more pepper- and fruit-forward. But hindsight = 20/20, right? Definitely Sweet Heat is enjoyable, it's lighter body and fruit/spice appealing to my palate. Drinkability-wise this nears a '5' for me, but the overall score gets a '4.5' because of a (perceived?) weakening of the flavor and a milder feel. Still, I could drink this all day - glad to hear it's going to be a year-round beer!

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4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz : tulip

Pours a hazy golden-wheat color with a foamy white head.

Aroma is a sweet, peppery spice. Very pleasant.

A bit more subdued in the taste, but consistent with the nose in a sweet, spicy heat.

Medium-full, smooth body with low, prickly carbonation.

I really enjoyed this one, the pepper's and apricot blend very well to give, as the name suggests, a sweet, spicy heat. Not overwhelmingly hot either, just a pleasant warmth.

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4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnside Brewing Co. Sweet Heat Ale with Apricots and Peppers- 4.9% abv.

A: a cloudy dark almost reddish.

S: wheat and a little yeast and apricot and a little pepper

T: wheaty, yeasty, spicy, a little fruity on the aftertaste, mad peppery.

M: spicy. Burns my lips a bit. Otherwise feels like a wheat beer, pretty drinkable.

O: Bought on sale, bottled June 30th just a couple miles away. Very recent, local beer.

Not what I was looking for right now though. Maybe also not the best apricot ale, though I’ve only had a couple. First chili pepper beer I’ve had.

I was very disappointed at first swig. It grew on me though. You sort of have to let the beer open up a bit. Let the flavor soak your palate and then the complexity comes through, don’t do a drain pour until you give this beer it’s fair shakes. 4.0/5.

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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

didn't know what to expect - and was delighted by the perfect 'tug' between apricots and peppers. burnside should be quite proud of going out on a limb.... and succeeding. this also makes an interesting session brew at only 4.9 percent. taste dictates that it's a 'sipper', while low ABV means it can be an all-evening sipper.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewery on 9.1.11

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow (almost a golden urine color) with a 1/2 finger white crown. Some retention and lace.

Smell: Apricot and grain.

Taste: Same as nose but a touch sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Sessionable but a bit boring.

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Sweet Heat from Burnside Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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