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Pretty In Pink: Awareness Ferments Hope | Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 01-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big three plus finger head of extremely delicate microfoam, even surface, decent enough retention, for lacing gives you a few thick streaks but not a lot overall. Very murky liquid, like a churning muddy stream, definitely has a pinkish cast to it which throws off analyzing the base color, hard to see any bubbles inside. The nose presents a gently soft array of yeast, banana bread, lemongrass, wheat germ, clove, white grapefruit pulp and sour cherry and pomegranate fruit, able to stay full while using that sourness to penetrate and freshen. Full-bodied with a mostly creamy texture, you don’t really feel the carbonation in an active sense but there is always an underlying dryness and mild tingle. The fruit isn’t quite all that pomegranate dominated, you get cherry, cranberry and raspberry notes too. Some tart pucker but more sweet overall. The clove, ginger spice stays in the middle ground, the white grapefruit to orange citrus veers more to sour. There’s a dried straw to hay herbaceousness to it, nothing green. The yeast stays yeast, not bread nor baked goods. Given its weight stays refreshing, smooth and quaffable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Guden
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Bursts out of the bottle with tons of bubbles and forms a huge white head. Cloudy beige in color, not what I expected for a "pink" beer.

S- Strong yeasty pizza dough smell with some grapefruit sourness and light refreshing hay.

T- Light undefined fruitiness with a balancing sour character. A little yeasty but not a lot of the classic peppery or spicy saison flavors.

M- This beer is fully over carbonated and gushed when opened. Fairly thin in body but this works decently with the fruity and sour nature.

O- Not a beer I would buy again. A bit of a confusing over carbonated mess but was worth trying a local beer.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, almost opaque, golden color, speckled with some orange highlights and a finger and a half of white-colored head, that quickly dissolved away into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic! Lots of bready, biscuit, toasted malt as well as lots of citrus, such as pomegranate, lemon, pineapple, and passion fruit, Belgian yeast, honey and brown sugar, and floral notes of wild flowers and honey-suckle.

Taste: Very, very, good! Excellent in fact! Delicious flavors of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of citrus, such as pomegranate, lemon, pineapple, and passion fruit, as well as some nice touches of hone-like sweetness, black pepper and Belgian yeast. Quite delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there is quite a bit in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, citrusy, fruity saison! Brewed for a great cause, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, its flavor matches the cause in greatness!

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Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ChrisB
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Collaboration with Bluejacket.

On tap at Rustico. Served in a tulip. Pours a light color with a slight pink hue. Nose has a touch of hibiscus, earth, and spice. Pomegranate comes through in the flavor. Crisp and dry; very tasty and easy drinking. This was a great concept and by far the best beer I've had from Lost Rhino. Hopefully either Lost Rhino or Bluejacket makes this in the future.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of bigred89
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of zeledonia
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Capitol City Brewing in downtown DC on 22 October 2013.

Pours crimson-tinged amber. Little head or lacing. A little funny.

Smell is like raspberry lemonade, but oversweetened, with a splash of hibiscus. Smells more like a fruity soda than a beer.

Taste is half like the smell, and half like a moderately bitter pale ale. Fruity and flowery in weird ways, with not much hint of a saison. This is a case of over-doing the additives, to the point that I can't even find the base beer under all the fluff. Needs restraint.

Feel is okay. Medium-bodied and kind bulging in my mouth. Expansive in an airy, almost oily way. Fizz comes in late, bringing it back to soda territory.

I find this beer to be an additive-filled mess. Too much on the top, not enough underneath, and little sign of integrating the pieces.

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Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of davet100
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thank you Megan!

The beer appears hazy and yellow with a half inch or so of white head. the aroma brings some sweet fruit, wheat, grass. Grain flavors with a touch of tartness, finishing dry. Pomegranate character is a bit muddled. Overall, this was ok.

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Photo of wyatt13
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I received this bottle from hokiechef from a BIF about 4 months ago -- thanks! This sounded like a refreshing choice on a 90 degree day. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a stemmed glass.

A - Pours a reddish peach color, with about one and a half fingers of off-white foam. Quite hazy to such an extent that it is hard to see through. The head fizzles away, but exhibits pretty good retention and decent lacing throughout the drink.

S - The first impression is of a sour funkiness, more intense than I was expecting from this saison. A fruity tart quality that I can only assume is the pomegranate juice becomes more prevalent as it warms. There is also a bit of a vaguely spicy quality to the brew.

T - A pretty nice saison funk, but definitely not as clean and crisp as those that I prefer more. There is a tart fruit character reminiscent of cherry juice that is quite mild, dominated by a spicy yeast character that seems to overshadow things. Alcohol is evident on the aftertaste.

M - Fairly light-bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation in the mouth than I was expecting. Slightly drying of the mouth.

O - I was hoping for something a bit more crisp and juicy with this beer. Don't get me wrong -- it is still really refreshing. I would just like to see the pomegranate come out a bit more and have the spicy yeast be dialed down a bit.

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Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of alysmith4
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Pretty In Pink: Awareness Ferments Hope from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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