Hibiscuwit

Hibiscuwit
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Turn on, tune out, and drop into the groovy charms of this brew's flower power, murmuring words like "I dig it" with complete abandon. Drink in the essence of this creamy, light Belgian witbier with hibiscus and spices as you ponder the necessity of bathing and garments and the virtues of living in true brew harmony.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
13
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Nugget, Crystal
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The best Spice, Herb, and Vegetable beers combine an array of flavors -- often unfamiliar -- and become something greater than the sum of their parts. This beer, brewed with hibiscus, succeeds in that. Its aroma is anchored by a grainy, bready, wheat malt character, supported by a subtle blend of cranberry, rose, and cinnamon. It's an attractive yellow-orange color with reddish hues. This beer's flavor contains a similar mosaic, with moderately low bitterness that is accentuated by very high attenuation, but tempered by a fluffy texture and crisp mouthfeel. It has a dry, herbal finish with an aftertaste of rose hips. The moderately high carbonation level makes this beer all the more lively. Both refreshing and complex, this beer is the fermented equivalent of an herbal tea.