Beets, Rhymes, And Life
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #91
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #18,373
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.57%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
53
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Gots
  15
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 53
Photo of djames
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It’s not the color I expected, but maybe wrong of me to assume a beer brewed with beets would be “beet” red. Smell is earth, anise, and mold (in a good way). Taste is of flowers and cloves. Over all, a very good, satisfying beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

an extremely interesting beer, one of the first i have had from these guys on draft. the color is absolutely insane, beet pink, not purple, sun drenched stained glass and neon radiance, uniform light haze, and most curiously a purely white head, hardly any pink to it at all, an inch high and as thick as shaving cream, lasting and giving this a real alive look, as sexy as a beer can get in the glass as far as i am concerned! the aroma is oddly vacuous, which i kind of dig, its basically just the beets, earthy and familiar, raw, like my garden, like the dirt is still on them, but very little grain and even weirder, especially for these guys, is that there is very little yeast here too, i expected a more wild or saison complexion, not much of either. the flavor is the same, but i find myself loving it, like, its insanely dry, maybe a little raw wheat and a champagne type yeast but close to flavorless, any funk at all seems to be from the beets themselves, which are delicate and natural not heavy or cooked or wintery like beets can be as food, they are mild but retain their raw identity here, so interesting! i cant believe how this just disappears on the swallow, like totally gone no residuals at all. effervescent too, drinkable to high heaven. i sort of want more wild yeast to this, but i also like the minimalist and agricultural nature of the beer without it. its all in service of the beers. one of a kind, which i have come to expect from fonta floral. these guys have my full attention right now!

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Photo of Tony_D
2.16/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Avoid if possible. Zero beer color like I would have expected. The smell is dirty like legitimately smelling dirt. The taste isn't much better and leaves a ton to be desired.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No freshness date. The ABV is 5.2% for those interested.

A- Pours a bright pinkish red color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- Straight fresh beets with a hint of saison yeast.

T- In the flavor, the yeast edges out the beets a bit more in a classic fashion that only complements the earthiness of the vegetable. So drinkable and tasty, if you like beets of course.

M- A bit dry with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Again, if you're not a fan of beets, this beer might not be for you. I happen to love beets and this one hits the spot. Super drinkable with lots of fresh beet flavor that's not too sweet or over the top so I feel like I'm still drinking beer. Keep it comin'.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It looked a beautiful beet red color, with a thin white head. It smelled like dirt and beets. The taste was similar with a hint of saison like esters. The mouthfeel was spot on the vother though it seemed like I was drinking dirty blood.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beet red...literally. It's a beautiful looking beer. Off pink head that quickly fades away. It smells earthy, grassy, and like beets! The beet flavor is noticeable, but I think there is a nice balance. Another creative and funky offering from Fontal Flora.

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Photo of REVZEB
2.97/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Got a growler to have after work. Liked the ambition, drain poured the execution. The smell is earthy, like dirt and beets. Not appealing. The taste is beet juice and a misused collection of spices. Feel is grainy and not smooth. Not for me

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Beets, Rhymes, And Life from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 53 ratings