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Hibiscus Wit | 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
76 Ratings
Hibiscus WitHibiscus Wit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States
2ndshiftbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here's what I've been goofin' around with for a while. I love Belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin' your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers in it and made the stuff even better.

Added by zeff80 on 02-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,661
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
76
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of GrumpyGas
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can dated 08/08/17 pours a bright orange-tinged gold a
Is headless and legless.

Aroma is hibiscus forward and tart.

Flavor matches with little else to add.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, and light with a just short of astringent, dry finish.

Overall a good pallette cleanser.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first from 2nd Shift and I'm impressed.
Despite the apologies on the can and some other reviewers comments, I kinda like the Looks of Hibiscus. A nice rose.
The Smells are delicate, but also not distinguished. And the Tastes also score the same; this needs more spicing. But the Fell ? Soft, soft, soft. The wheat, the fine bubbles, it's all working together here for exceptional summer fare.
I just hope I can find it again next year.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8/8/17; drank 9/6/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque pink/orange appeareance; looks like pink lemonade.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; nice, frothy lace.

Wheat, spring water, banana, mild strawberry & faint clove notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana, clove & mild strawberry flavors up front; dry wheat notes on the finish.

Flavor forward & a bit aggressive for the style; which is to say, more "up my alley" than the average Wit.

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Photo of Benish
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.58/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours with an odd ruddy tone to an otherwise amber, but appears a hazy caramel in the glass with a quarter finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt and wheat, clove and Belgian yeast, slightly floral. Flavor is wheat, lemon, clove and hibiscus floral notes. Finishes a bit tart with residual floral . Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation. The wheat and clove components are classic witbier, but this is a little tart for the style, almost like a wheat gose. The hibiscus is well integrated and adds an interesting note to the wheat base. A bit on the tart side for my tasted, but interesting and mostly to style.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pretty subtle on the hibiscus, i expected a big perfume bomb, but its pretty mellow as they go, and i think thats best with such a flavorful and interesting belgian yeast profile here, it would be a shame to cover that up in any way. instead the flowers added to an already solid witbier add just a bit of summery floral brightness, some tea-like bitterness that i reckon is needed for balance, and there is a cool herbal property the flowers really bring out, all united and softened by a nice full fluffy wheat malt base and a little bit of a peppery note. im not sure i get much orange or coriander here, very little citrus at all here. carbonation is fantastic, keeps the fuller bodied beer drinking easy, and even though its all stained a little pink, the hibiscus is not at all overpowering in the finish like it often can be in lighter beers. great warm weather brew, and another winner from 2nd shift, who never really misses in my experience, even on the weirder and less conventional stuff. its obvious that the base beer here is excellent, and that always helps!

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Photo of JordanHageman
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdsouza2882
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bbealmear
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold with pure white head

Light fresh stone fruit and floral tones

Mouthfeel is clean fresh and lightly tart and almost sour

Clean fresh flower floral light fruit tones

Clean light lemon finish

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Photo of AlexFields
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hibiscus Wit from 2nd Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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