Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by jt31914:
3.36/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25
Served from a 12 oz. Bottle:
Revolution Brewing Co Rosa Hibiscus Ale
A: A very rosy appearance, with half an inch of quickly dissipating head. The bear looks similar to a rose, and based on the name that is exactly how it should look. The beer has great lacing.
S: The smell is very fruity, reminiscent of a kriek but maybe even a little dryer. The aroma again displays winelike characteristics, but the hibiscus is not really prominent to my nose. It is slightly fruity and herbal, but it
T: It is a lighter taste than I expected based on the smell. The beer isn’t necessarily thin, but it could be more full-bodied and could have more of a punch. The fruit flavor is light but pleasant, perhaps a mix of grape and cherry flavors. It is a nice taste, but I wish that there was more to the beer; furthermore, I wish that there was more hibiscus present in the beer. The brew tastes more like it has been blended with wine than brewed with hibiscus. It is slightly floral, but I still would have liked a bit more.
M: Very drinkable. The beer has a great mouthfeel, it is bubbly on the palate and goes down easily.
O: This beer looks, smells and feels like a great fruit beer, but the lack of overall flavor in the taste of the beer, as well as the lack of actual hibiscus flavor or aroma leaves me wishing for something more. It is a beer with great potential that has yet to be reached.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 00:21:47 | More by jt31914
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3.9/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The hibiscus adds a gorgeous ruby hue that imparts a pinkish head, which is quite fluffy with great retention. Extreme floral notes trick your nose into believing it’s in a flower shop. The hibiscus is very prominent, but lets subtle notes of white peppercorn, honeydew, biscuit, and honeyed malt show their presence. A honey-like sweetness makes up the backbone on the palate. Delicate floral notes of rose petal and, of course, hibiscus pleasantly grace and compliment the honey sweetness. Despite the fragileness of the floral notes, the body is quite strong, yet super drinkable and refreshing. If there were ever a perfect lawnmower beer, this would be it.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 06:11:58 | More by _YellowBird_
3.64/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I had this in a becker pint. Reviewed from notes.
The beer is a pinkish-ruby with a fine finger of tan foam. I really like the look of this one! Kind of novel.
Definitely has a sweeter and, of course, flowery bouquet coming out of this glass. Everything from lemon zest, orange rind, honey, grapes, a pilsner malt, and red cherries. I like this!
The palate surprises me with some sour and tangy notes. The cherry is much bigger at mid-palate than in the nose. There is still a since of honey here, but add in red delicious apples, red grapes, and some lemon. The hibiscus is big in the swallow, not as much at mid-palate. The malt is very light and more crackery. It is hard to decide if the malt works or not. Everything else about the flavors here are fine, great in fact.
The feel is also a nice medium, and there is decent carb creaminess when I swish this one around. Very easy to drink.
Some people may find Rosa too sweet, but I like her how she is. The malt bill is what really throws this beer off. Nothing off the top of my head comes to mind as a good sub for it, but the complexity and excellent blend of spiced flavors helps make up for it.
Serving type: can
12-19-2013 11:37:58 | More by Pintofbrown
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
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