Yasigi | Sherbrooke Liquor Store

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Sherbrooke Liquor Store
Alberta, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 07-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - slightly hazy with a pink tinge, short head dissipated to a few thin random spots
S - interesting mix of esters, hibiscus flowers, musty grain, and fruit
T - big on the hibiscus which ends up bringing a tomato like flavour to the beer, belgian fruity yeastiness, herbs, pear, and a light musty quality
M - this beer was on the flat side, not sure if that's intentional or not
O - an interesting concept that generally works, but not quite up to par with the previous beer gods offerings

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Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The third installation of the Sherbrooke Liquor store Beer Gods series, this time being an ode to the Malian (the Dogon ethnicity, specifically) goddess of dancing, beer, and masks, which are all well-depicted on the cartoonish label. As for the beer, apparently it is a "Hibiscus Belgian", with conception props due to Jeff Werstiuk, local home brewmaster about town, and Paddock Wood Brewing, once again responsible for getting it to store (singular mostly intended) shelves.

This 341ml bottle pours a hazy, medium pinkish amber hue, with a measly half finger of loosely fizzy off-white head, which melts away almost instantaneously, leaving a few specks of lace beyond the low surface berm around the glass.

It smells of semi-sweet wheaty grain, earthy floral notes, some fruity yeast with mild banana predilections, and musty and leafy hops. The taste is more moderately sweet bready malt with a hefty wheatiness, soft ripe banana, fading doughy yeast, and a subtle musky, perfumed floral character rolled into the understated earthy and leafy hops.

The carbonation is a little peppy, but it falls away quickly, the body a wavering middleweight, and rather unencumbered in its smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the wheaty graininess, fruity yeast, and soft floral guest star playing things out gently.

Almost like a typical hefeweizen, twisted somewhat with Belgian yeast, and topped off with the hibiscus floral essence, so, given this mishmash of styles, I submit this as it is, an herbed beer. Tasty enough, though the banana flavours threw me a bit. Comparisons around here will of course be made to the only other offering which utilizes the same flower in the brew process - DDC's Rosée D'hibiscus. I'd have to try them side-by side to make any relative assertions, but suffice to say, this is an agreeable enough experiment on its own, though the hibiscus is a tough flavour to pin down.

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Yasigi from Sherbrooke Liquor Store
3.57 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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