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Huitzi - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%


Brewed by:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian Strong Golden Ale, brewed with hibiscus flowers, ginger, thai palm sugar and local Chicago honey. Huitzi is a winter beer that doesn´t wallow in the dark cold days of this season. Like it’s namesake, the Aztec hummingbird god Huitzilopoctli who smashed the winter to allow the sun to return, Huitzi looks forward to the brighter promise of spring. We think of it as a winter cooler. As all our creations, this beer has it’s own Latin twist as it is brewed with flor de jamaica (hibiscus flower). The idea for this beer came when thinking about food and family gatherings. In Latin America, all family gatherings have something in common, “aguas frescas.” An agua fresca is fresh fruit or flowers diluted in water and (sometimes) sweetened. They are typically served at lunchtime in almost every restaurant in Mexico and Central America. The term means fresh water and their creativity and simplicity appeals to us. Aguas frescas represent a time with family, colleagues or friends as they gather and share a meal. A time to disconnect from the daily routine and enjoy food and conversation.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 03-03-2012)
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by scruffwhor:
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle has 8.7% abv.

Pretty orangey pink hue with good Belgian style bubbling. Pretty quick head, but there's a thin layer of off-white foam that sticks around pretty well.

The aroma is a good blend of soft floral, herbs, spices and somewhat tart fruit.

Some fruity tartness upfront with delicate floral notes. The middle has a somewhat spice and soft herbal laden backbone. Palate has some winey texture, but finishes pretty thin. The carbonation I see is not the carbonation I feel. I still think this is a tasty beer I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:43:12 | More by scruffwhor
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Appearance: Cloudy, dark gold.

Smell: Nice Belgian yeast, phenolic, with some spicy ginger on the nose. Sweet.

Taste: Delicious. Wow I am impressed. By FAR my favorite 5 Rabbit beer. Delicious Belgian yeastyness, with a background honey and some ginger, though not as much as one the nice. Minor orange peel without the orange peel pithy bitter. Wow.

Mouthfeel: Bright and highly carbonated, brings out the flavors well.

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T-Hibiscus takes root and blossoms on the tongue. Sour cherry. More floral notes. Pear. Cider. Very faint malt on the finish. Smooth flavors mask the ABV.

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O-A great fruity alternative to common spiced/sweet winter beers. Cool and refreshing and yet ginger warms the veins. Worth the 750ml bottle buy. Enjoy in an oversized wine glass.

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Huitzi from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.