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RATINGS: 126   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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3.9
Butters (4059) - 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 (1247) - 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 (9929) - Ursel, 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 (4335) - 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 (18847) - 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 (2553) - 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 (3474) - 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.

3.6
madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours hazy pink with a thin, filmy off-white head. Nose is sweet florals, honeydew melon, herbal hops, sweet white grape, Lightly tart, with actually is a bit odd with the floral/fruit mix. Taste has many of the same qualities. Sweet, gentle florals, light tropical fruitiness, a bit of citrus rind, and a creamy, yogurty finish. Subtle citrus rind on the long finish. Tons of carbonation, fills the mouth and bites the tongue a bit. I really don’t find many beers with flowers that I like, but this one is an exception. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft @ birdsall house in Peekskill, NY. Pours pinkish red with minimal head. This is a smooth, silky and slightly acidic sour ale. No carbonation at all. Notes of tomato juice, herb tea, flowers, honey and oranges. A real tasty and delicious experiment.


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