Four way Fruit Ale – Howe Sound Brewing (Squamish, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C

Four way Fruit Ale (aka 4way Fruit Ale) – Howe Sound Brewing, 4.4% ABV – 1L., (Squamish, BC, Canada)

on the front left-side label:

“A delicious, aromatic ale with a dry fruit finish. Brewed with barley, wheat, hops, water, yeast and natural purees of passionfruit, mango, raspberry, and pomegranate. These refreshing flavours make for an excellent summer offering.”

  • Style: (mango, raspberry, passion fruit, pomegranate) Fruit Ale
  • Taste:
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $8.75 – 1L., sometime in 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Visual: Bottled in their recappable 1L bailer-top bottle. Pours hazy pale orange with a smallish okay-lasting head, a thin layer of retention, lots and lots of activity.

Nose: light barnyard, sour+tartness, passion fruit (lvl-4)-pungency.

Attack: incoming sourness+tartness

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) wheat malts, raspberry, mango, passion-fruit, hints of pomegranate

Finish: light tartness, crisp airy off-dry wheat malt finish.

Summary: All fruits are basically there, but none are very pronounced or distinct. Mainly wheaty with a generic tropical fruity backdrop. Not a whole lot of depth or carry, but drinkable. Nice touch with the 4.4% ABV.