Vielle Happy Leaf (lemon, Hibiscus, Ginger & Kombucha) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance - light orange in color with a great amount of head
Smell - a bit of funk to it, but lots and lots of sweet fruity smells
Taste - you get a slight sour flavor, but you definitely get the kombucha and sweetness which somehow blends well
Mouthfeel - this one leaves your mouth very easily. Not highly carbonated and easy to drink.
Overall - this is a great change of pace for Crooked Stave. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE their regular sours, but this one is a great sessionable beer from them.
02-06-2014 22:44:48 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.84/5 rDev -5.2%
Fully reviewed to my phone at time of consumption at Crooked Stave @ The Source, Denver, CO.
A- The blend ends up in a tulip with a peachy orange pink hue and a small white cap. The head is foamy and has pretty good retention. A thick puffy ring leaves plentiful lace even after a kombucha infusion.
S- The kombucha aspect of the blend is quite strong and for me takes over with ginger mostly and a bit of tart hibiscus and lemon. Farmhouse yeast can be felt but the funky kombucha masks its spicy character.
T- Ginger and kombucha are the mainstays as in the aroma. It reminds me a bit of soda I once made with water keffir. Beyond the ginger you find hibiscus, lemon zest, spices and fresh fermented bread. Generally funky all around from the beer and kombucha.
MF- Light bodied and heading toward the soda watery feel but with the blend I am not surprised or offended. Carbonation at a moderate level with a mostly fizzy crisp texture. Somewhat tart.
Personally I dont drink kombucha but the flavors involved in the blend sounded good. I also support exbeerimentation and this certainly works out well with heavy but pleasant gingery results.
08-12-2014 03:22:18 | More by cbutova
Vielle Happy Leaf (lemon, Hibiscus, Ginger & Kombucha) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.