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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the spice markets of Egypt, the saison/ farmhouse ale takes a worldly and unique twist through the addition of hibiscus petals in both brewing and cold-conditioning stages. Lovely pink in color, with a cherry-blossom pink crown of foam, our Hibiscus Saison is as beguiling as it looks. Slightly fruity, tart, somewhat earthy, and with a refreshing dry finish; wine lovers and beer lovers may find happy common ground here!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Draft at Vintage. Artificial but I suppose real looking reddish-pink color. Thin off-white head. Interesting fruity aroma, maybe some dulled cherry. Well, this is different. Some bitterness up front, with a dull fruit dominated body. The up front bite is quite odd, not unlike a wine cooler. Weird, maybe some lactic tones underneath. Not unlike the Sprecher Lambic..thats a bad thing. Disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (4150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Not a huge fan of saison style, but this was pretty good. Very fruity. Orange pour. Had this in Madison, WI at the Old Fasioned Tavern, poured from draft part of a flight.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
On tap at Vintage Brewpub as Hibiscus Saison. Translucent deep amber with a medium white head that sticks. Aroma is spicy, floral and herbal. Taste in line with aroma, very herbal with floral notes. No bitterness and a spicy herbal finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Tap at Sugar Maple. Poured to a red hued body from the hibiscus used in it. The aroma was hibiscus and saison. Thatís about all that could be said of the flavor too. HOWEVER, and I say with a strong however... this beer was absolutely fantastic. Extremely easy to drink. One would say this is a chuggable beer. This is a very sessionable beer, but also dangerous because the abv is 6.1%.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at brewpub
The third sample in the flight was a fruity saison with a twist. Tropical beers are good for this time of year. Even if the temperatures were somewhat mild for August this hit the spot. I canít wait to try the saisons in the cellar.

Aroma / Appearance - The warm mandarin body glowed. Earth and hibuscus share the spotlight like a floral bouquet pulled from a potting plant. There is a dry tartness that hits after a few seconds for more punch.

Flavor / Palate - Tart apple crisp, a floral middle, and sweet hay star in a sessionable beer that refreshed the palate. The only flaw is a medicinal aspect that pops up from time to time. Take that away and I could drink it all night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2011
On tap at the brewpub - Pours ruby red with a fine-bubbled white head. Smells soapy and perfumey (Iím assuming from the hibiscus). Floral, with light, dusty yeast. Tastes lightly sour to begin, then cherries come in. Lightly sweet, with malt taking over in the finish--bready, with some nice dusty/earthy yeast. Light perfume and floral layers in the finish. Has a nice balance between dry/sweet/floral--does a nice job of not tasting like a bottle of perfume.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at brewpub, this is actually one of the bartenderís own recipe and they ended up brewing a full batch, pretty cool! Pours a light red with a pink head and lacing in the glass, the aroma has a nice fruity touch with some sourness and funk on the nose, the flavor has a strong fruity front with a sour tartness and a dry finish, pretty darn enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1963) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a hazy light red almost pink color with pinkish head. Floral notes, spice, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a wheat note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap. Pink pour with light pink bubbly head. Smells of hibiscus. Tastes slightly sour but in a good way. Not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Draft at Vintage brewpub. Pours a bit disconcertingly purplish-pink, faint pink head. Highly carbonated. Nose is lemon, yeast, wildflowers. Sharp carbonation, hibiscus, fresh berries and a slight lemon hint. Quick, dry finish. Interesting, and almost entirely successful.


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