The Fuj | Epic Ales

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Epic Ales
Washington, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dirtylou on 09-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Devonben07
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of Ebrowning
1.46/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of dngilb
1.72/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.)

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Photo of Adamostella
3/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.87/5  rDev +75.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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The Fuj from Epic Ales
Beer rating: 2.21 out of 5 with 5 ratings