Rangi (597) - - JUN 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The appearance is the best aspect to this beer. Clear deep red with a pinkish head. Otherwise there is nothing more to write. Had a slight sour flavour about it but that was subtle. Bit flat this one. Achieved the look but no depth.
alexsdad06 (5805) - Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear bright red purple with a medium sized pink head. The aroma and flavor have big red fruit character, the beets come through almost as berries, mild funk, herbal character, light bitterness, interesting brew.
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Pours dark clear ruby color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy cooked vegetable and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a interesting drinkable beer.
DrSilverworm (6809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Brilliant clear red color, kind of pinkish (fuschia?). Nice thin pink head. Couple dots of lace. Cool nose, smells like some cherry in there. That’s all beet??? No way. Definitely get some beet, but it’s not what I expected. Kind of like a sweet cherry, and some vegetal beet. Pretty cool. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation with a dry finish. Light to moderate bitter taste, light sweet, pretty dry taste. Light hint of tart. Impressive, interesting stuff. As good as I could expect this kind of thing to be, I think. These Yeastie Boys people continue to impress me. Like ALLOVATE (who rated this just before me) said, not as spicy or belgian-yeasty as you’d expect a saison to be, and I think that’s a plus. Kind of more what you’d expect a heavily beeted golden or pale ale to be like.
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheers to Stu for sending us a bottle of this one. Love the label. Into a chalice just chilled. A pastel pink foam sits steady at around two inches in height. The body of beer a candy apple red and radiant in the lights. Big, fresh and ripe fruit filled nose leaning towards cumquat, mango and lychee, and a lot of orange blossom. More hops than not on the palate. APA comes to mind at first with its revering bitterness and piney, wood-chip finish. Lean bodied with a soft effervescence. Beetroot does play on the palate, lingering long between sips but it also yields an essence of beetroot leaves. Low to no malt. Supple fruit hints at the raw core of the fruit of the nose. Hits the olfactories well in the swallow. This is quite soft, or at least softer than I anticipated. But geez it is refreshing. Wouldn’t go so far as call it a Saison, but a beeted pale ale or golden ale, yes. An approachable brew. Thanks Stu! (33cL, no date stamp)
cgarvieuk (14964) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the brewer... Deep red pink... Thin white head... Soft sweet fruits... Big sict saisin yeast nose... Light salty bitterness.. Soft dry zezt.. Light floral tones... Light beetroot... Light soft salty linger
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
rating from backlog, a strange and surprising beer given that the beetroot was easily detectable, points for uniqueness.
kiwianer (3361) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok and pink the body is dark red. It smells sweet, fruity, bit alcoholic, rasberry Taste is rasberry, a bit alcoholic, very hoppy, nice. Overall ok 12/10/10/10/-/10
StevieT (701) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty rad, fruity and happy. Bright red with a pink head, drink it on hot day. Very clean taste.
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More fool me, I ordered this pint and forgot that I had had a chat with Stu about six weeks before and he mentioned something about beetroot. When the pint was put in front of me it was reddish-pink with a pink head. Its aroma and flavour veered toward gooseberry and kumquat, not toward the bleeding red amazeballs that the sight would suggest. As a pint it was fresh, tasty and quaffable and were it not for the full menu of beers on at Poms, I would have happily gone back for seconds. Apart from the colour of the pint, I found it a little staid, but that said, it beats the shot out of not having it.
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a bright purple with some cloudy, pink head. Nose is mild, earthy, sweet, malt, bread. Flavor is a little better but still muddled, earthy, orange, lemon, malt. Medium bodied. Simple without much happening.