Missionario | 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Illinois, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by PHBoiler on 05-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a hazy pale lemon yellow body with a thin ring of big bubbles with some oily spots floating on top.

S- The musty grape skins aroma has a soft silage note to it. Soft but a bit interesting.

T- The slight taste of mead takes on more of a cider flavor with some wheat in the finish. There is a dry soda pop flavor in the finish with a hint of tartness fading quickly after each sip.

M- The light mouthfeel has a tangy fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is interesting with some nice clean cider qualities. I had hoped for much more based on the description bit it didn't have quite the wine/muscat flavor coming through.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a very pale yellow and thickly hazed, with a fluffy white cap of head reaching a full finger in height. Retention is good and it falls slowly, creating sturdy patches as it recedes.
Wheat makes for a good base, but something gets a little lost and muddled as far as the rest of the flavors and the overall complexity. It becomes pretty difficult to distinguish things while sifting through the herb, grass, and grape must. Almond isn't coming through all that strongly, though it does make an appearance. 5 Rabbit seems to specialize in beers that are pretty good and could be very good if they could be cleaned up and they weren't so muddled. Yeast, red grape tartness/sweetness, herb, grass, must and yeast ultimately are the strongest notes, not all easy to separate.
It's got a good, crisp feel in a soft medium body, and is smooth-flowing to boot.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Missionario is a dry, crisp, champagne-like wheat beer: tart, clean, and downright resplendent, with a quick, cutting effervescence that carries the complexities of this 5 Rabbit Spring 2013 seasonal throughout its course on the palate. Moreover, for an unfiltered wheat beer, Missionario flashes an extraordinarily clear—near transparent—silver-and-gold color, to pair with its light head and moderate retention. In general, this ale rings as golden as the bright gold grapes that adorn the label, and it really is an amazing expression of that range of color and flavor—and, likewise, an explosion of sophisticated muscat qualities, in a much more modern (and champagne-like) sensibility than Dogfish Head's differently-excellent Midas Touch. But like the latter, Missionario does have a distinct Old World ring—seeming more French, even, than Spanish, in its mission (and certainly more western Mediterranean than eastern).

The one note that is lacking is the "Aldrich" almonds, which impart very little to the overall bouquet, as far as I can detect—not nutty flavors, nor any sort of protein richness floating under the pleasing, nebulous wheat-borne tartness of this high-on-hybridity beer. But everything else is working: the surprisingly limpid wheat, the entirely coherent complement of the grapes, the bright-yet-pungent yeast flavors, the wafting nose—the only part that expresses any hint of almonds—and even the elegant, matte label-art all swirl into a wonderful waltz of success and competence. I like Gran Missionario, but I wish 5 Rabbit would bring this little brother back.

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Missionario from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 49 ratings