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Huitzi - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Similar to Firestone Walker Barrel Ale, something I had in this same tasting. Honey-golden with excellent crystalline carbonation and nice lacing. Rosy tint as well.

Smell: Tangy sweetness and bitterness with a hint of hibiscus. Also some chamomile?

Taste/Mouthfeel: The first thing I taste is ginger, which creates an excellent bite in the mouthfeel. Very clean beer. Zesty herbal ginger subsides, and some herbal sweetness takes over. Definitely some hibiscus in this.

Overall Drinkability: I was very happy with this. One of the best beers I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 18:25:08 | More by tjsdomer2
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Huitzi from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
84 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.