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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Saisony ale with Saaz and Mosiac hops which delivers a fruity tone with a slight kick of ginger. The pinkish ruby hue is from Hibiscus that provides some flowery vapours on the nose and twang on the palate but unlike some beers does not get in the way. I am digging way more than expected. Not super dry but does the trick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Pretty reddish pour. Dry beer, tons of ginger and floral notes, its pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2470) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 On tap, and a full, rock glass sampler from Josh at Warren’s Ale House in Wheaton, IL.. Showed a cloudy, pink grapefruit appearance, with a light layer of white foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was floral, hibuscus, mild ginger, and light fruitiness. Light bodied, effervescent, with some grapefruity flavor notes, sweetness, but mainly tart & pleasantly dry. Mild but refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Draft at DryHop. Sweet grapefruit apricot aroma. Sweet and almost tart flavor. Not bad for a saison

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. A hibiscus-ginger saison, brewed for a shark benefit during "Shark Week". Pale rose with light, white head, light lacing / Lightly sweet, fresh, almost soda pop nose of hibiscus, citrus, grass / Light body, soft carbonation, acidic, some sweetness but dry in the middle with good balance and light bitterness on the finish / Flavors of hibiscus, cut lemongrass, ginger, Jolly Rancher, resin, straw / Nothing profound, but enjoyable in a light, fresh, summer patio sort of way.


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