Hibiscus Wit | 2nd Shift Brewing

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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
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdsouza2882
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bbealmear
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pint at Pappo's.
Pinkish hue, opaque with a slight pinkish hue to the foam also.
Lightly fruity, wheaty with a light coriander presence.
Tart fruity hibiscus and creamy wheat flavors. Light coriander present.
Smooth light feel, tastes good. Overall it's a nice use of hibiscus and a refreshing beer.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leroybrown10
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBishopco
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrelsfo
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hibiscus Wit from 2nd Shift Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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