Hibiscus Saison | Vintage Brewing Company

Hibiscus SaisonHibiscus Saison
BA SCORE
3.73/5
31 Ratings
Hibiscus SaisonHibiscus Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vintage Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
vintagebrewingco.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
1.050 OG
24 IBUS

Added by WastingFreetime on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,352
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
pDev:
8.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours pink with a white head that slowly descends, leaving lacing.

The smell is floral with a fruity ester underlying aroma.

The taste is floral. A (banana?) fruitiness (from the yeast?) is underneath. Finishes with a white wine like dryness.

An interesting, unique beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
6.1% ABV

A - Pouring crystal clear and shockingly light pink, this effervescent saison is bright ruby red in the glass with a tall pastel pink head that leaves little trace of it's former self on the glass.

S - Hibiscus floral fragrance is bright and open yet dainty like it's flower pedals, perfectly coinciding with the yeast undertones and earthy esters. The combination of yeast and hibiscus give the beer and overarching dry metallic nose like carbonated fruit-spiked water but as it warms, the beer brings fourth a bouquet of lemon peel, coriander notes, fresh strawberries, and a kiss of white pepper. Honey sweetness is underlying and ties the whole aroma together wonderfully!

T - Dry floral notes wash over the tongue and linger through the beer's reserved flavor profile which, unlike the aroma, is much more subtle. Hibiscus Saison offers a nod to dry yeast and a clay-like flavor that's consistent with the earthy aroma but some of the more bright and vibrant aspects become muted and underdeveloped leaving the tongue wanting.

M - The aroma's honey sweetness initially suggests this beer might have some bigger body to it but ending up quite the contrary, it's very dry, crisp and well carbonated, and easily drinkable. The lack of body, in combination with the subtle flavor, means the beer finishes with cleanliness but could use just a little backbone.

O - In keeping with Vintage's M.O., Hibiscus Saison puts a unique spin on a classic style that's well-received but could use some tweaking. It's crisp, refreshing, and hides it's alcohol incredibly well making it a lovely summertime beer but it's lofty and inviting aroma isn't mirrored in flavor, making it feel slightly lacking through the remainder. You wont catch me turning this beer down at a hot beer fest though!

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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely shade of pinkish brown. Served with a minimal light pinkish head. Clear. Aroma is floral, with a bit of tart cherry. Flavor starts off sweet and reminds me of a Big Red soda. The it dries out a bit, showing a bit lemon and more of the hibiscus. Finish is quick. Lighter body. Slightly tart. Overall, very drinkable, but this is a very simple saison with very little yeast character.

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Hibiscus Saison from Vintage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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