Beet Down | Epic Ales

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Brewed by:
Epic Ales
Washington, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beerandcycling88 on 03-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Soonami:
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Photo of Rutager
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap before and remembered liking it. Happy to find it in a bottle!

Appearance. Pours a pinky-red with half a finger of light pink head.

Smell. Funky old barrel, beets and a little lactic sourness, a drop of red wine and maybe a little lemon.

Taste. Definitely beets, lightly sweet and a little earthy as a good beet should be. Some light lactic sourness, a touch of red wine and just a hint of old wood.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Interesting stuff for sure. Would love to age another bottle which would hopefully bring up the sour and maybe calm down the beet a little (though it isn't bad right now if you like the taste of beets).

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Moose90
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, only 16cs were bottled.

A — Just starting with the bottle, this looks great, there is a fluorescent red label that adorns the red wax capped bottle. As it pours, it is a bright red color into the glass, there is a white head that tries to form, but it fades and leaves no lace.

S — Smells of sour lactobacillus and is quite tart up front, not much else is detectable on the nose, though it is a little bit vegetal and herbaceous.

T — Taste is nice and sour to begin with, but as it warms and towards the finish it really gets super vegetal and earthy. Lots of pickled vegetable notes here, beets come to the front and it's almost a bit dirty, it tastes like dirt smells, which is OK, it is a beet beer after all.

M — Light-Medium bodied, lingering finish, high carbonation.

O — Good overall, a really earthy and vegetal beer with some sour tones.

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Photo of SeaAle
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of beerandcycling88
3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Collins Pub.

A bright red body with a thin white head.

S Some pickled beets with a hint of tartness.

T Some more beets, some earth and a bit of tart.

M thin with light carbonation.

Overall this is a strange beer that oddly works. Possibly the only beer I would put on a salad.

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Beet Down from Epic Ales
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 8 ratings