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5 Rabbit Paletas - Guava / Guayaba

Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
A beer that captures the summer fun of Paletas, the Spanish word for "popsicles". Brewed with Brazilian guava, pink peppercorn, tarragon and orange blossom water, this sessionable wheat beer is a more sophisticated alternative to shandies and radlers.

#1 - Guava with pink peppercorn and tarragon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft at Igbyís, served in a pint glass. Pours a very turbid pink fruit juice color with a small white head that forms a lasting thick ring. The initial aroma here is a huge blast of guava, pineapple, and grapefruit. But then it mellows after a few minutes. There are some floral notes - tarragon and orange blossom, I guess - with dough, wheat, and just the faintest hint of peppercorn. Medium-bodied, with a doughy, dry, fruity mouthfeel. Itís never better than the first few sips but itís a really unusual, memorable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Sample at the "HOOOOFFHEEARRTTTTEEDDDDDD!" tasting on 11/09/2015. The beer is a cloudy pink grapefruit juice color with a medium fizzy pinkish-white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of fruit, wheat and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of citrus, guava, herbal wheat and doughy malt. The finish is fruity with a citrusy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2609) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
this is just an an incredible beer. this blows away any radler out there. strong grapefruit tartness with a sort of sweet finish as well. the guava is an incredible balance. Pours pink with a white head. pink! just awesome on a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (1265) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a bubblegum pink, turbid with substantial pinkish head, excellent retention. Nose is definitely guava-ish, smells like a Mexican fruit stand. Mouth is slightly fuller than a bottle of seltzer, and has slightly more flavor... in fact, if I didnít see the 3.5% ABV on the label, Iíd think I had bought a sixer of guava-infused seltzer water. Definitely refreshing, but nothing I would refer to as beer -- the least of all reasons having to do with the fact it looks and smells like one of my kidís scented magic markers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Drinking this instead of orange juice for breakfast. It works. This looks pretty much exactly like red grapefruit juice but with a little bit of a head. It has a nice guava nose--I would call it "tropical fruit" if I did not specifically know there was guava in this--and a hint of bready yeast. The taste is nice too, albeit a bit watery, just slighty tart and a bit fruity, think pulp-free orange juice mixed with water. A prickle of carbonation compliments the acidity well. It finishes tart with maybe the barest hint of citrus rind bitterness. I am not getting any of the spices that are supposedly in this so I guess you might call their expression subtle. This is a striking beer on the shelf--its pink color displayed in clear glass twist-off soda bottles--and I think it achieves its aim of being a more sophisticated shandy type beverage. I kinda wish it was a bit less watery but otherwise the flavor is nice. For fruit beers from this brewery, I am going to continue drinking the excellent 5 Lizard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight type glass, showing a cloudy, pink grapefruit juice look, with a very frothy layer of white head foam, and sheet-like spray to the lacing. The nose was tart, light spice, with tropical fruit as guava, but a more familiar scent as rhubarb. Light bodied, with lively spritz to the carbonation, the taste was tart & tangy, but less expressive as the aroma, adding just a hint of rind-like astringency. The flavor waned, but was quite refreshing otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Very guava juice appearance, full of clouds, looks like pulque curado. Very guava taste, fizzy and thick like pulque. I didnít pick up the other flavour notes. Itís a fairly simple beer, really, and you have to like guava juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours a cloudy pink on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of sweet guava candy and wheat. Taste is literally like a guava paste that goes in a pastele, nuts. Not a lingering sweetness, dry finish, pretty good in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (4939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Sort of a plasticky, piney aroma. Reminded me of vinyl slipcovers. Pink, translucent with a pinky-white foam. Bland, plasticky, thin and nasty. Couldnít finish a sample. On tap, Baby Proof.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6979) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz clear bottle. Pours a grapefruit juice-looking bright pink/orange, light white head clings to the edge of the glass. Seeing as its from a clear bottle - reminds me of a Mexican soda. Aroma has some guava and grapefruit notes. Flavor has some of that same guava and grapefruit essence to it, a light bit of tonic water, some brief sweet tart candy. Thick enough mouthfeel,

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