Yasigi - Sherbrooke Liquor Store
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
A - slightly hazy with a pink tinge, short head dissipated to a few thin random spots
S - interesting mix of esters, hibiscus flowers, musty grain, and fruit
T - big on the hibiscus which ends up bringing a tomato like flavour to the beer, belgian fruity yeastiness, herbs, pear, and a light musty quality
M - this beer was on the flat side, not sure if that's intentional or not
O - an interesting concept that generally works, but not quite up to par with the previous beer gods offerings
08-05-2012 01:08:46 | More by joemcgrath27
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
The third installation of the Sherbrooke Liquor store Beer Gods series, this time being an ode to the Malian (the Dogon ethnicity, specifically) goddess of dancing, beer, and masks, which are all well-depicted on the cartoonish label. As for the beer, apparently it is a "Hibiscus Belgian", with conception props due to Jeff Werstiuk, local home brewmaster about town, and Paddock Wood Brewing, once again responsible for getting it to store (singular mostly intended) shelves.
This beer pours a hazy, medium pinkish amber hue, with a measly half finger of loosely fizzy off-white head, which melts away almost instantaneously, leaving a few specks of lace beyond the low surface berm around the glass.
It smells of semi-sweet wheaty grain, earthy floral notes, some fruity yeast with mild banana predilections, and musty, leafy hops. The taste is more moderately sweet bready malt, with a hefty wheatiness, soft ripe banana, fading doughy yeast, and a subtle musky, perfumed floral character, rolled into the understated earthy, leafy hops.
The carbonation is a little peppy, but it falls away quickly, the body a wavering middle weight, and rather unencumbered and smooth. It finishes off-dry, the wheaty graininess, fruity yeast, and soft floral guest star playing things out gently.
Almost like a typical hefeweizen, twisted somewhat with Belgian yeast, and topped off with the hibiscus floral essence. So, given this mishmash of styles, I submit this as it is, an herbed beer. Tasty enough, though the banana flavours threw me a bit. Comparisons around here will of course be made to the only other offering which utilizes the same flower in the brew process - DDC's Rosée D'hibiscus. I'd have to try them side-by side to make any relative assertions, but suffice to say, this is an agreeable enough experiment on its own, though the hibiscus is a tough flavour to pin down.
07-07-2012 03:36:12 | More by biboergosum
Yasigi from Sherbrooke Liquor Store
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.