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Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse # 7 - Torrent Pale Beet Bock



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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Beer #7: TORRENT Pale Beet Bock will tow you under with an earthy inundation of beets and malt, bringing satisfaction to the survivior in a beer the color of hellfire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
#7 of 12 beers of the apocalypse. From label: TORRENT Pale Beet Bock will tow you under with an earthy inundation of beets and malt, bringing satisfaction to the survivor in a beer the color of hellfire. No lie in the color - certainly beets added here, a pretty rusty rose color with a pale pink sheet of foam atop. Smells of beets, grass, hay, some sweet malts. Taste is classic dirt beets - which I happen to like. There is plenty of sweetness lent from the bock malt bone, unfortunately not the best combo. Medium bodied with slightly hi carb and an off dry finish. Overall, this was an okay beer, the beets I’m certain are very, very polarizing for some. I happen to like beets very much, so this wasn’t too far of a stretch - and yet was overly sweetened. Serving type: bottle 08-23-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (65) - - SEP 9, 2013
Orange, with a short white head. Nice lacing. Earthy, sugary sweet aroma. Sweet taste, but not over-sweet. Slightly sour cardboard taste with a slight bitter aftertaste. A bit of chewiness, nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with a light pink hue. Small fluffy beige head. Sweet biscuity malt aroma with hints of beets (yes!) and ripe mango. Interesting flavor upfront with notes of peppery bitterness and tropical fruit sweetness. The sweet malt dominates but their is an underlying hoppy bite that lingers throughout. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that finishes dry and bittersweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at Aaron’s. Thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Vegetal, peppers, weird cardboard, bready, herbal, and tangy aroma. Taste is tangy, vegetal, stale malty, bready, grassy, lightly spicy and oxidized. Medium body with high carbonation. I hate you Aaron.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my secret santa. Thanks bro! Pours a milky peachish orange appearance with a white head. Super earthy/dirty, tangerine, herbal, big cardboard aroma. Paper/cardboard, veggie, super earthy, herbal, garbage flavor. Tastes older than hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Very unusual. At first I thought it tasted nothing like a beet and then all of a sudden it changed to almost all beets. And that process happened over and over with nearly every sip. Both sweet and earthy. An unusual but pleasant balance. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium pinkish red with a large, pinkish white head that mostly but slowly diminished. The aroma had moderate to heavy candy sugar; surprisingly beets, vegetable in a good way, earthiness, and dirt but in a good way. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly acidc; while the finish was heavily sweet, and light to moderately bitter and acidic. There was candy sugar, earthy hops, actual beets and hints of citurs. The medium body went down easy and was a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
From tap at Ginger Man. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, whiteand creamy head. Aroma is mild fruity and light phenolic. Medium sweet and toasted malty flavoured.bitter and light toasted malty into a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small off-white. Aroma was earthy & bready with beets and some citrus. Flavor was sweet pale malts, fresh beets, subtle citrus and some earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Holy borsch Batman! Interesting color. Hazy red. Nose is beet. Taste is beet. Do you like beets??? Me either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (3206) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
I hope it was the strange sugar beet taste that offered all of the cloying issues in evidence in this beer. A friend tried this and took it back to the bar. I didn’t think that was entirely necessary, but for even for a bock, this is way too sweet. Tried in NYC in 2013.

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