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Hibiscus Wit - 2nd Shift Brewing

Hibiscus WitHibiscus Wit

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.11%


Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Here's what I've been goofin' around with for a while. I love Belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin' your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers in it and made the stuff even better.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 02-07-2011)
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at The Bridge in St. Louis.

A - Poured a cloudy, straw yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head. It receded quickly and left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of wheat, lemon and floral notes.

T - I got a lot of lemon flavor with some mild wheat and clove taste. There was a floral taste from the hibiscus.

M - It was crisp, sharp and had a fizzy bite. A light bodied ale that had a dry finish.

D - This is a nice wit. The hibiscus makes it interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 01:09:41 | More by zeff80
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Light aroma, mostly floral notes. A bit of citrus, predominantly lemon, comes through as well.

Very interesting flavor. The hibiscus definitely shows up with floral flavors and meshes rather well with the normal witbier flavors, especially the lemon. Overall, it is sweeter than most wits I've had.

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A: Pours a pale pinkish tinted color. Fair amount of head, lacing sticks around for a long time.

S: Smells of floral notes, i.e. Hibiscus and citrus notes.

T: Tastes like a unique witbier. Very light tasting, get a good taste of the Hibiscus.

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Taste and mouthfeel were great and right where I was hoping it would be. The taste of the Wit is a great way to bring out the hint of the flower but not overpowering at all.

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- On tap at The Stable after killing a keg of 2nd Shift Unicorn Killer (amazing Saison!)

A- Pours cloudy and pink, must be from hibiscus flower

S- Smells funky, not very aromatic for a floral wit

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M- Smooth and light floral finish. A lot of particles in this beer, the head appeared like curdled milk. Bartender was curios if it was a bad keg.

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Hibiscus Wit from 2nd Shift Brewing
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