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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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pushkinwow (2851) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. This was one of my favourite at the festival. A rose hued brown with a pinkish head. Tannins, cherry, malt, defnite hibiscus, acidic, fresh, sour. Full body, mild carbonation, smooth, dry, tart, bit of farmhouse, delicious.

3.8
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle from Rudy, reddish brown pour. Tart, hibiscus, light medicinal notes, rose petals. Pretty balanced tartness; not overly tart. Enjoyable

3.6
Maverick34 (3299) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draugh from queens alewife. Reddish brown pour. Floral aroma. Sours predominate the taste. Not much hops.

4.1
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy magenta in appearance with a big, long-lasting white head. Beautiful looking beer. Rose water, medicine, herbs, floral hops, light funk, wood, and honey in the aroma. Taste is hibiscus, medicinal, slightly funky, dusty, floral, tannin, wood, biscuit, and fruit punch with a lightly tart finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Spritzy, tangy, floral, lightly hoppy, and tart; super well-balanced. Great beer for all occasions and a big surprise. Well-done!

3.9
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle dated 5/12 poured into an Odonata chalice. First thing I noticed is an off-color scum around the inside of the bottleneck under the cap. Uh oh. I wiped it away and poured the beer with diminished hopes. Ruby pink color with a three finger light foam white head. The head begins to reduce to a clingy film immediately. Aroma of hibiscus, rose water, and red apple skin. Taste is tart and a tad funky. Reminds me of pink lemonade and sour strawberries. Time may have taken its toll on this bottle, but I don’t get the flowery aroma and flavor I had hoped for. Either way, it is a tart and refreshing beer.

4.2
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle. It pours a pinkish orange color with an effervescent white head. The aroma is super floral with lots of roses, orange, tangerine, oak and hibiscus. Very nice. The flavor is big on flowers; hibiscus, oranges, ruby red grapefruit, subtle sour and good oak presence in the finish. Wow. Really, really good.

4.2
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours pure pink amber with a decent with head and some sediment sitting at the bottom. The aroma brings big notes of methane gas, pleasant, with sweet floral notes from the flowers - quite nice. The flavor brings the wild yeast, sweet floral note, and faint berry notes. There is still of lot of carbonation as well, but not a gusher.

3.9
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Thanks to Maltajo for the bottle. Aroma is tart apple, herbal flowers and touches of hops. Light crisp malt with with a light sour tartness, fruity and herbal in the taste. Quite nice and refreshing.

3.7
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2012
This pours a pinkish color with a thin white head that yields some spotty lacing. A wild berry and very floral aoma, with some of that funky wet basement smell too. This isn’t all that sour; more sweet than sour. Flowery flavors are noted; picking up more hibiscus than any of the others. There’s a constant vegetation flavor throughout with a little bit of grapefruit or some tropical fruit cocktail element. Very easy drinking and a bit thirst quenching. It’s a little too fruit juicy; maybe could use a little more tartness or funk, but otherwise this is a good beer.

4.1
Jow (3995) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle from Gingerman I bought for Sunday night Patriots game. Pours cloudy pink kinda looks like grapefruit juice. Nose is floral and citrus with thin head but some lacing. Tastes of grapefruit, earth, Brett, grass, and floral. I get more hibiscus than the other florals. Very dry on finish and not as tart as I would think.


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