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4 Pines Beetroot Belgian Ale - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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4 Pines Beetroot Belgian Ale
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Australia

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012)
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Photo of dgilks
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden colour with a creamy white head. Good head retention.

Spicy clove and citrus notes. Nice orange character. I quite like it.

Citrus and touches of clove. Some bubblegum. Well balanced and lots of yeast character.

Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Nice.

A solid Belgian Golden Ale. Nice spicing and sweetness.

dgilks, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden colour, slightly cloudy with white foamy head. Decent retention. Looks pretty standard Belgian.

Quite sweet on the nose, with vanilla and stone fruit. Hints of phenolic spice give it a decent Belgian twist but nothing too distinct.

Taste is a bit disappointing. Sweet and fruity again with bubblegum ester upfront, hint of banilla and caramel, then the back is quite boozey-tasting from the beetroot-extracted sugar not giving much character beyond ethanol. Gets very phenolic, but it's not too strong to ruin it all, still alright.

Bit boozey, but not sharp. Feels a little bit heavy and hangover-making maybe.

Interesting Belgian drop, but perhaps a little heavy-handed.

laituegonflable, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Misled, I was expecting beetroot to form part of the colour or flavour of this beer—in fact the beetroot is used to provide extra sugar for the brew, much like Belgian candi sugar, and the end result is a Belgian strong golden ale. Tried on-tap at GABS in Melbourne.

Pours a slightly hazed golden colour, with solid body weight. Head is full and fine, a firm ring and fluff of white. Fine carbonation makes it look very refined. Overall, it's a great looking beer.

Minimal characters on the nose above some slight estery Belgian characters giving a hint of spice. It's not bad, but it's just, kinda, non-existent.

Mild banana characters on the front of the palate, before the bitter, phenolic and boozy notes take over and absolutely overwhelm the rest of the flavours, whatever they might have been. Finish is spicy and astringent, with big hits of heat on the middle and back of the tongue.

It's pointlessly big—where the Belgians tease out complexities from the fermentation, this just steamrolls everything. It feels burning and astringent without purpose.

lacqueredmouse, May 26, 2012
4 Pines Beetroot Belgian Ale from 4 Pines Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.