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The Fuj - Epic Ales

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The Fuj
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5 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 49.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Ales visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dirtylou on 09-04-2011)
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dirtylou

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +77.2%

22oz bottle, black wax.

"Flavored malt beverage brewed with black and white peppercorns."

no clue how to classify this - 18 reviews on the "other site" and none here. Come on people.

appearance: served in a irish pint, dark garnet body, light tan froth with decent retention

smell: jeez - smoke, char, peppercorn, sweet malt, distant tartness

taste: really bizarre - love the use of mutliple varietals of peppercorns, earthy tobacco, spicy peppercorn, smoke, a little tart / a little sweet. Very difficult to describe - it all comes together in a way that is, if nothing else, quite interesting. I like what Epic is up to - kind of like Furthermore on peyote.

mouthfeel: smoky and spicy, light tartness

overall: interest. not great, not bad, but interesting.

09-04-2011 00:35:08 | More by dirtylou
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Devonben07

Washington

1/5  rDev -54.3%

11-13-2012 15:04:56 | More by Devonben07
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev +37%

05-13-2012 18:09:30 | More by Adamostella
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dngilb

Oklahoma

1.65/5  rDev -24.7%

Epic Ales... This is an Epic FAIL.

Out of the last 200 beers I've tasted... This is the first one I actually found myself fearing my next sip.

Sip #1... "Wow! What just happened. This is interesting and bizarre!"

Sip #2... "Whew! That is sour pepper!"

Contemplating Sip #3... "Should I dump this out now? Or try one more time?"

Sip #3... "Dang! I can't do it. Its just too much pepper! Too much vinegar!!! I'm dumping this Fuj!"

* try sprinkling over fish and chips.

(I may have beer able to dig out more complexities... But I had no desire to push on.)

08-28-2012 02:57:31 | More by dngilb
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Ebrowning


1.4/5  rDev -36.1%

I had high hopes for this Seattle company as I was visiting the area and wanted to try something I could not get in my home state.

I really am pretty easy to please and most things I can find a certain level of satisfaction in. I see the glass half full in most all situations and find the good wherever it can be found.

This beer took my optimism and threw it overboard. I felt at first taste as if I was listening to a Bjork CD for the first time....need to warm up to it. The second sip made me consider if my tastebuds were not ready for such a different taste. By the third taste, I had realized that I was tasting utter nastiness.

I am still a half full glass kind of guy, and that is exactly how full I left this glass of beer. As I stood up from my balcony, I couldn't even bare to pour it out on the evergreen trees two stories below.

I was looking for something I couldn't get in my hometown, and now I am hoping this beer stays that way.

08-28-2012 03:20:13 | More by Ebrowning
The Fuj from Epic Ales
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.