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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Here at Tröegs, we love competition and friendly rivalries among our co-workers. Every two years, we host a homebrew competition called The Metal Brewer. In November 2012, a five-man team of assorted miscreants amazed a panel of local celebrity judges with an inspiring presentation, thus earning the privilege to brew its award-winning beer on our Scratch system. Dubbed “Beet It,” this Saison was brewed with 50lbs. of fresh local beets from Strites’ Orchard and an abundance of black peppercorn. Spicy, earthy and tingly on the palate, “Beet It” displays a pleasant pinkish hue, thanks to a special red beet purée added during the fermentation process. Beer aside, “Beet It” also draws inspiration from the immortal lyrics of the King of Pop; a phrase adopted by the team as its mantra, because in the end, “no one wants to be defeated.”


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Had Beet it on tap at the Stoneyard in Brockport. They were all dressed in PSU wear, we had no idea it was a Penn State bar! Not bad, drinkable, but not great, and I am not sure what designates it a Saison. Very tart, interesting palate has some body and depth, but tart-ness dominates. Not much of a nose noticed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours a light cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of clove banana and spice. Taste is lightly sweet and spicy with cloves and banana notes. Finishes lightly peppery and bitter. Smooth and refined. Not too "live" for a saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours mostly cloudy golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving spotty trails of lace down part of the glass.

S - Smells of mild fruity saison yeast, light spice, a bit of sugary sweetness, some minerals and a dash of earthy basement must. Nothing really stands out over the rest but it’s all there.

T - Starts off with some fruity/spicy saison yeast and a bit of light sugary sweetness quickly giving way to hints of wet basement must, earthy minerals and some light barnyard funk. Much like the nose, all of the flavors you would expect are there but they remain well balanced. Finish is a little sweet with some light funk, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick, funky feel from start to finish. I had no problem drinking my half pour in no time flat.

O - I enjoyed this one. It has a nice mild flavor profile, it is well balanced and it is pretty easy to drink. If you get the chance you should definitely give it a try, when else will you get to try a beet saison?


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