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Turnip The Beets - Bull & Bush Brewery

Turnip The Beets
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%


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Bull & Bush Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 05-28-2013)
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (bottled August 28, 2013) into a tulip glass.

A-A normal pour produces about one finger of light pink (nearly white) foam. The brew is light violet/dark pink in color. There is a slight haze that obscures my view and a stray bubble of carbonation.

S-The earthy beet scents are noticeable, but not obvious. I do not detect much in the way of turnip. There is a slight grassy note; warming, solvent-scented alcohol; and a doughy base. Pleasing, but not spectacular.

T-The beets again come through in mild fashion with their earthy flavor. There is also a lightly bitter grassy note and bready/doughy flavors, but no real turnip zest or spice, which is sort-of a let-down. The brew is on the drier side for a tripel with a bit of orange zest in the alcohol.

M-The feel is very soft, with light carbonation and moderate heft.

O-I liked this beer a lot more when I had it on tap. The turnips were more assertive in the tap version, which provided a balance to the dull, earthy flavor from the beets. Nevertheless, this is not a bad brew and it has some unique and redeeming qualities. The looks, in particular, are intriguing. I guess I'll save it for brewery visits.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 02:13:38 | More by spoony
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well, an interesting beer, that's for sure.
Pours a brilliant garnet red, clean and clear. Off pink foamy head. I'm not sure why this is listed as a tripel. Sure doesn't look like one.

Nor does is smell like one. Rather tame for the style, and overall. Slight vegetal undertones, a bit beety. Some underlying notes of biscuit....some.

Flavor isn't bad, but sure not tripel-ish. Beets give it some flavor, but mostly it's a bit earthy with hints of spice. A bit tart, but more tannin like than anything. Couldn't tell you if turnips were present...never had them.
Overall this is a non-offensive beer. I hate beets, but this beer is not nearly as bad as those demon seeds. Not quite sure what to pair with this. Possible a salad with vinaigrette

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 21:48:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pint bottle $9.99. Apparently this is aged in Chardonnay barrels. Color was sort of amber. ok head. Aroma was fruity and I liked it. The flavor was sort of vegetal and plastic with fruit notes. I did not like the flavor at all and the price point would be great for a barrel aged beer if this were good. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:37:58 | More by ArrogantB
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice lasting rose tinted soapy head. No lacing. Brew is deep dark pink with nice clarity.

Heavy malt and Belgian yeast, minus the false banana.

Dry, earthy, nicely malted. Funky-fresh flavors. Beets are not a trun-off, in fact, they're a Turni(u)p. Nicely floral and Belgiany dry. Carbonation is spot on at medium-high. Sweetness is non-existent, yet drinkability is high.

Recommended for a one-off try. Not a great brew, but not a bad one either. Should be tried at $7. A well done take for a unique triple.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:40:29 | More by chugalug06
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DenverBigRed

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2013 05:14:19 | More by DenverBigRed
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-17-2013 22:05:22 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-16-2013 19:02:50 | More by dbrauneis
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

im shocked this isn't already listed, being one of the most sought after and decorated bull and bush brews. I know ive been dying to try it for a couple years now and its never around. was please to see it finally, and was impressed with its first impression, a pink tinted creamy clear globe, with a big and permanent whipped topping. the nose is decidedly vegetative, beets for sure, just like in my juicer, but the turnips are more subtle. Belgian yeast and candy sugar, and herbal quality, and a touch of warming booze. the flavor is also more beet than turnip, I don't get much of that punchy mineral heavy starchy bite, but I do get the soil and nutrition of the beets all the way. Belgian yeast works good here, a little bready and a little sweet, with an outside sort of honey pollen sweetness. carbonation is epic, super bright, and the finish is clean as day. id be happy to session this all night, although id be lose after three of them. this is a work of art, a lovely fusion of special creativity and masterful execution. hurry in while this is still around, its the reason I love bull and bush, everything they stand for in one fine pour.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 20:35:36 | More by StonedTrippin
Turnip The Beets from Bull & Bush Brewery
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