Saturday, 13 August 2016
Pink Fuzz is a grapefruit wheat ale. It's born and raised in Ottawa, ON, where it is crafted by Beyond the Pale Brewing. It's got some heft at 6% and comes in really cool looking 473mL cans.
As you'd expect from a wheat beer, this stuff was quite cloudy. The golden-hued ale poured with a fluffy white head, but also with quite a bit of sediment. It has a tangy citrus bite to the scent. The mouthfeel is somewhere along the spectrum between thin and delicate, but pleasantly crisp. Owing to the judicious use of grapefruit, Pink Fuzz has a lot of similarities with an American pale ale. The flavour starts of with a somewhat anemic and nondescript front end, but builds to a pretty nice conclusion that has citrus and hops elements.
This beer was an interesting specimen. It has many positives (pleasant citrus taste, good strength, nice finish), but also a few negatives (thin body, paltry front end, sediment). All told, it was an enjoyable brew, but an imperfect one.
Rating: 7.0 out of 10.