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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Belgian Strong Golden Ale, brewed with hibiscus flowers, ginger, thai palm sugar and local Chicago honey. Huitzi is a winter beer that doesn´t wallow in the dark cold days of this season. Like it’s namesake, the Aztec hummingbird god Huitzilopoctli who smashed the winter to allow the sun to return, Huitzi looks forward to the brighter promise of spring. We think of it as a winter cooler. As all our creations, this beer has it’s own Latin twist as it is brewed with flor de jamaica (hibiscus flower). The idea for this beer came when thinking about food and family gatherings. In Latin America, all family gatherings have something in common, “aguas frescas.” An agua fresca is fresh fruit or flowers diluted in water and (sometimes) sweetened. They are typically served at lunchtime in almost every restaurant in Mexico and Central America. The term means fresh water and their creativity and simplicity appeals to us. Aguas frescas represent a time with family, colleagues or friends as they gather and share a meal. A time to disconnect from the daily routine and enjoy food and conversation.


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
At Fountainhead. Very interesting beer loads of floral aroma and floral herbal flavors. Sweet but not overly so. Well done.Serving: Tap


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden white head ring. Nose/taste of hibiscus, florals, ginger, tea, honey, alcohol soaked lemons and bubblegum. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (140) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from a coupla champagne bottle bombers into a pint glass. Pours a red hazy brown with about a finger of head. Sweet on top of sweet, works well with spicy food, can actually go extra hot if you are washing it down with this one. Very high alcohol points are cancelled out by price.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Caramel /amber in colour with a creamy pale head. Aroma is hibiscus, rose, honey, wild flowers. Medium-full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, very sweet on the palate, cloying floral finish. Flavours are honey, caramel, hibiscus, rose, hint of ginger. Little too sweet, could use some balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack beer share. Thanks Lynn & Kelly. Pours a clear burnt orange and good off-white cap. Aroma of flowers, honey, spices. Taste is very sweet with a good tang. Sticky. Yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Draft. Amber color. Brilliant e of cinnamon, hibiscus and ginger. Flavor follows with a sticky and almost stale but dry finish. Also some Latin coffee and cocoa element In there. Has some inconsistency but I enjoy the spice integration.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
An Aroma of mild sour apple with some hay and watermelon. Appears clear copper, thin ring of white head. Taste is very sweet of watermelon and cane sugar that is somewhat balanced by a hay-straw like bitterness. Palate, normal. Overall, good and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (490) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap. Dark red. Mild lacing. Strong hibiscus nose. Tastes like watermelon, bubblegum. Sweet!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2041) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit/floral, & spice; Flavor slight sweet malt, yeast, floral, some fruit, and spice; Warm finish; Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing very quickly. No glass lacing and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian Strong pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Interesting beer. Not a fan of sweeter bbelgian abbey styles but the interesting spice profile makes this one a worthwhile try. Ginger definitely shows through. A bit too much ethyl alcohol


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