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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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!

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3.3
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, 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)

2.8
cubs (10635) - 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.

4
1FastSTi (3360) - 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. That’s 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%.

4
agent_511 (157) - - SEP 29, 2012
Excellent beer. Pours a slightly cloudy lovely pinkish color. Spicy, yeasty, saison aroma with a bit of hibiscus also noticeable. Tart from the hibiscus, but not sour. Crisp and smooth on the palate.

3.5
esjaygee (3904) - 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.

3.4
Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

4
drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
8/10/12. On tap at the brewpub. Clear red pour with a small khaki head. Floral aroma with a nice light tartness. Lightly tart and floral flavor with a nice soft wheat edge. Tasty!

3.7
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap at the downtown Vintage bar. Pours an almost ruby red which I was not expecting. Floral notes on the nose and a clean crisp flavor. This is almost 7% and it drinks like it is 4.

3.7
jlruthven (612) - 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.

2.6
nuplastikk (6289) - 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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