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5 Rabbit Paletas #2 - Watermelon

5 Rabbit Paletas #2 - Watermelon
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.

#2 - Watermelon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours a very cloudy orange-ish gold with a white head that lasts. The head leaves behind thick sheets of lacing. The aroma has a strong watermelon note with a hint of banana to it, probably from the wheat beer underneath. The flavor starts with a strong hit of watermelon followed by a sweet wheat backing. The finish is mild and sweet with no hops bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
This was bought on a whim and while not the most interesting fruit beer I could see how it would make for a refreshing session. There is not much depth present but for a light summery beer it drinks well. I would give 5 Rabbit a shot again with lowered expectations.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid pinkish base sparkles with a light white head. Watermelon dominates a nose that also contains clean white hops and the scent of early fall. It’s not strong at all and fades quickly.

Flavor / Palate - Watermelon is very strong but after a sip or two it is possible to pick up hints of malt and hops underneath. A summery mouthfeel refreshes the palate. There is not much depth at all though at 3.5% there is no place to hide it. I’d recommend this as a change of pace if you are tired of big 7% IPAs. Otherwise just up the road from Chicago you can pick up better fruit beers from New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Legit, watermolon taste, goes down like fukin water. Like this stuff a lot. not bad.

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