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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Draft on tap the brewpub (Madison, WI). Pours a reddish pink hue, glowing with a touch of haze, bigger frothy offwhite head stays as a good film, laces well. Aromas are mellow tart Hibiscus, florals, bread, and mellow sweet malts. Initial is medium bodied, cool and inviting with gentle florals, touches of tart Hibiscus, some bread dough, more tartness, a touch of lemon, faint spice. Really inviting and easy going. Into the backend, more florals and dry bread, touches of spice, a touch of hops. A bit of a one trick pony, some decent life.. But then falls off. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (2945) - 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 can’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, yeast, and florals. Flavor of herbs, florals, earth, light citrus, and yeast with a dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (775) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Interesting dark, cherry red color. Drinks with a super sweet, the cherry fruit isn’t quite the upfront character, but it’s in there. The little herbal twist makes this more interesting and drinkable than many beers who flirt with this kinda thing. Quite drinkable. (#5129, 7/3/2013)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2639) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Light saison yeasty spice, soft herbal notes. Golden pour, not mich head. Soft, spicy sweetness, a little herbal, some pehenols. Light carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at the brewery - lightly pink pour - fairly simplistic - ligtly tart, with the.adjunct fairly prominent - little to no character from the yeast, aside from a light spice - crisp, tart finish - eh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ Vintage with nuplastikk. Pours a hazy orange appearance with a khaki head. Quite floral, zesty citrusy, a bit tangy nose. Moderately sweet, floral, grassy, citrusy flavor. Not my favorite.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4347) - 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.


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