Hibiscus Wit | 2nd Shift Brewing

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Hibiscus WitHibiscus Wit

Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing
Missouri, United States

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

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by FanofHefe:
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Bailey's Range in St. Louis, MO, in a tulip. The body is a solid, hazy, color that I can only call a blend of yellow and pink. Unusual. Small, white head at the top of the glass, that leaves just a bit of lacing.

Light aroma, mostly floral notes. A bit of citrus, predominantly lemon, comes through as well.

Very interesting flavor. The hibiscus definitely shows up with floral flavors and meshes rather well with the normal witbier flavors, especially the lemon. Overall, it is sweeter than most wits I've had.

Light to medium mouthfeel that is very drinkable. I could see this being a regular for me, especially in the summer. Interesting combination, but well done.

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Photo of fo1ksguitar
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- On tap at The Stable after killing a keg of 2nd Shift Unicorn Killer (amazing Saison!)

A- Pours cloudy and pink, must be from hibiscus flower

S- Smells funky, not very aromatic for a floral wit

T- Not sweet at all, more grapefruit and floral bitterness

M- Smooth and light floral finish. A lot of particles in this beer, the head appeared like curdled milk. Bartender was curios if it was a bad keg.

O- This was a bit of a stretch for me. Never had a hibiscus beer, but it was very refreshing nonetheless. I appreciated the experiment of the beer but felt it could lean towards more of a sour if they tried.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Photo of Bobisbobbackwards
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | 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 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 JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
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 FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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 jmccullough108
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Photo of Dieck
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.58/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap a hazy orange-tea color with a thin bright white cap.

Aroma was earthy with floral and wheat notes.

The taste was tart and citrusy with lemon and tangerine along with wheat, floral notes and earthy yeast. Finishes clean.

Thinner bodied with a sharp carbonation.

A decent and interesting Witbier from 2nd Shift.

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

Photo of Zomdust
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadeal
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tone
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, salmon color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, floral, spice, sweet malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel was sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, floral, slight wheat, and hint of yeast. Overall, the floral and spice where nice additions, but the strong pale malt flavors and aroma were not desireable.

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Photo of amart80
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Hibiscus Wit from 2nd Shift Brewing
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