- 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
- 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.