Sweet Heat | Burnside Brewing Co.

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119 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.35%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Photo of kingmatt9
4.69/5  rDev +27.8%
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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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme626
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
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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Photo of airpup
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Question - can you dry-hop with something that is decidedly not a hop?

This beer pours a hazy, milky, pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves a bit of northern Barents Sea island lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of dried apricots, fleshy chili peppers, a soft grainy wheatiness, faint estery yeast, and little else. The taste is bready wheat malt, a rising green chili spice heat, quite lessened apricot/peach fruity notes, earthy yeast, a flinty stoniness, and a mild standalone smokiness.

The carbonation is quite wispy and somewhat fizzy at times, the body on the far light side of medium weight, and possessive of a smoothness contingent upon the exact amount of oily chili heat one is experiencing at the moment. It finishes off-dry, but barely, as the wheaten malt and languishing orchard fruit seem relatively incompetent in the face of the burgeoning spiciness.

Not a bad brew, given the proposed metrics, but the apricot yin is not up to the challenge of the Scotch Bonnet pepper yang, the lag starting shortly after the initial aroma fades. Whatevs, I can take some heat, and this surely comes across as the real deal, so fuck it, and the well-intentioned apricots - Imma gonna enjoy the rest of this with some of that mountain of Christmas confectionery that, despite my best intentions this year, we somehow still acquired. Oh, and jigsaw puzzles.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Wasn't sure what to expect. There was a tangy aroma to the nose and the taste was a bit strange. I've had chili beers before and the ones that work are the ones that let the flavor come through before the heat hits. This one kind of hit all at once. Had a hard time deciphering much in this beer. It al jumbled together. Unfortunately a once and one beer for me.

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Photo of niffdog
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Sean6288
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Halfeweisen
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%

Pours a thin head on a cloudy light straw colored body.
The aroma is odd. Frying oil and vinegar. Not enjoyable.
The taste has a mild grain sweetness throughout with a hot pepper spice kick in the middle to end. Long hot finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The level of heat is perfect.

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Photo of MrDerp360
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of ricke49
4/5  rDev +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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Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of atpca
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of wvbrewcrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Sweet Heat from Burnside Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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