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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 12   ABV: -
A play on the name Kir Royale, a drink made with Champagne and Crème de Cassis, this beer exhibits some of the sparkling effervescence and fruity overtones of that classic drink. Dried hibiscus flowers were added both to the hopback and conditioning vessel, contributing to the overall tart quality of this refreshing brew.

O.G. - 14.75/1.059
Hops - 12 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Clear golden orange with a fizzy white head. Floral barley and honey aroma and taste with a brassy hibiscus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2011
From Growler to snifter. Pours bright reddish-orange with a tight thin head and tight bubbles. Sweet scent with light floral notes. Taste is crisp with the Rose (hibiscus?) being the primary flavor that compliments the citrus burn. Palate is medium,oily with a nice buzz on the tongue. Overall a good beer with lots of interesting notes, not my thing but glad to share it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2011
10 oz draft at the brew pub in Lawrence, Kansas. Pour is clear orange ruby with a smallish off white head. Aroma is the floral yeast up front, along with some light apple fruit. The taste is big and strong floral (I’ll assume that’s hibiscus) and really not much else. The finish fades into a slightly unclean maltiness. Palate is medium bodied, lower carbonation and the floral sweet in the finish. The aftertaste lingers with very faint diacetyl which does not interact well with the floral. I am not a big fan of floral spiced beers, and this really wasn’t my thing. Fun and interesting though.

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