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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Liquid Gold aged in wine barrels with Hibiscus, Rose Hips, and Elder Flowers

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3.8
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a murky rose color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Kinda chunky, but it’s the last pour, just the way I like it. Bottled 5/12. Aroma of big floral notes, vegetal and earthy notes and a mildly funky finish. The taste is floral and vegetal notes, earthy notes, citrus and mild funk. Medium bodied.

3
obguthr (6666) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Kumquat, cranberry. aroma. Rose orange colored, medium pink head. Pink grapefuit and kumquat flavor. Tart and fruity, somewhat vinous, but not really doing much for me.

3.9
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sampled at Dan’s after Top of the Hops tasting. Clear pinkish body with a good pink head. Extremely floral and perfumy and rose petals and hibiscus. More floral than sour. But pretty enjoyable and a great name and label art.

4
jbeatty (1258) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle, 09/20/2012. Pours a beautiful pinkish red, the color of grapefruit pulp, not much head and thin ring of lacing. Aroma of brett, mildly vinous, very floral- roses and elder flowers that become more pronounced with warmth; grapefruit, herbal hops. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, light tartness,rosewater, touch of brett funk, dry finish. Lively palate, easy to drink. Unique and well done, really enjoyed this one.

3.9
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2012
Thick, lightly pinkish head, stable over orange-pink, clouded beer. Very fruity (& vinous) nose; cherry, but also other fruit - rosehips definitely possible. Quite some acids emerging in the nose: fruit-, lactic, but I seem to get also faint acidic. But intensely fruity and iniviting. Sourish, near-tart fruity flavour. Again sour cherry, pomegranate juice, rosehips, wild plums, and also the elderberries emerging. Finish is dry, with a spicy touch. Feels more carbonated than it looks. Dry, extremely refreshing, light body. Excellent fruitbeer. Really nice and aaaarrrrghhh ’more-ish’. Many thanks to Chris Kabouter and Freddy!

3.5
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
bottle shared by trevor (?) at campground brewdown: pinkish body with a nice white head. very floral with grapefruit citrus in the nose. Mildly tart and on the sugary sweet side finishes with effervensent with funk and florals.

4.1
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl, tnx to rlgk. Pours hazy amber with nice off white head leaving some laces. Aroma is sour sweet stable wet blanket very floral fruity sour; very nice. Flavor is sour tart astringent sweet in front, bitter floral with sustained astringent and sour bits and somewhat nice malty touch finishing with peppery pungent astringent tart and dry floral aftertaste.

4.3
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle, from a trade with Maxxdaddy. Hazy orange/copper color, small but lasting offwhite head. Floral aroma, roses, citrus, stable, leather, elderberries, yeasty, brett, vinous, citrus, woody, sourish, hay, some grapefruit. Vinous floral flavor, sour, elderberries, woody, citrus, grapefruit, roses, brett, leather, stable, tart, pineapple, some tea. Different from most beers, but very good. Floral grassy finish with leather, roses, tart and with some grapefruit.

3.8
boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Bottle. Pours hazy orange with minimal. Aroma is funk beyond belief. Taste is ultra sour.. mouth puckering tart in my opinion.. I’m chewing my own tongue right now. Great sour where the hibiscus really comes through in the finish.

3.5
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
bottle from Van Loans, real good aroma, sour, sweet. little yeasty funk, little oak, herbs give it nice red berry type scent. tad cloudy reddish orange color, good initial head that quickly faded to a ring, no lace. Sour flavor. light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. pretty good, though the aroma got my hopes up, but flavor doesn’t match aroma, bit weaker, not as interesting. still solid offering, well worth having.


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