Hibiscus Wheat | Aztec Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Aztec Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-07-2012

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Dicers:
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3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My girlfriend and I visited Aztec on a whim, having never heard of it, while in San Diego recently. We decided to bring home a growler of Hibiscus Wheat. My girlfriend especially liked it because of its sour hints. My review isn't as favorable, but the beer is still a bit above average.

Appearance: Smooth pour out of the growler with a medium orange look. A small slightly off colored head at the top of the pint glass.

Smell: a nice aroma with a hint of sour fruit notes.

Taste: A nice mouthful of this beer and you experience sour notes right off the beginning. To me it tastes a little bit skunked, but it goes with the territory of a hibiscus beer

Mouthfeel: Pretty light feel in the mouth

Overall: I enjoy the beer its crispy and with a sour note. Nothing amazing and Aztec has better offerings, but by no means did I suffer through this beer

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More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdougherty
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rand
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 22 oz bomber to nonic pint glass

A: A vibrant copper-tan in color, opaque, as a gentle pour forms a small wispy head that quickly dissipates. Almost no lacing is left behind.

S: Surprisingly aromatic and pronounced nose for the style. The added hibiscus really pokes through, joined by grainy notes. A distinct honey sweetness lingers, reminding of honeyed biscuits.

T: Crisp, grainy biscuity flavors at front of the palate, quickly layered by notes of honey and a subtle berry sweetness. Grassy, floral aspects blend with the brew's sweet aspects toward a short and balanced finish.

M: Light-to-medium bodied complexion, adequate carbonation.

A nice example of the style, easy to drink without anything throwing off the palate. The added ingredients (hibiscus and tea) add touches of nuance without affecting drinkability.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slghtly hazed yellow-amber in the tall Maredsous goblet. Attractive white foam that lasts a long time. Interesting and distinctive aroma with a flowery, gingery note. Plenty of carbonation and makes for a sudsy mouthful.

Not as light of a body as you might expect with an American Wheat. Substantial but mild flavored malt makes this a more satisfying quaff. Tangy with just a little lemon, but not too tart. Really a tasty quaff with a different sort of spice, nicely subtle. Aroma is pleasing with every sip.

It's a Nouveau Wit. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Baron's Marketplace on West Point Loma.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Aztec Brewing Company in Vista, CA.

Pours a hazy dark honey orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, and hibiscus flowers. Taste is of wheat and spices up front with a fruity hibiscus finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a tasty hibiscus presence in the flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ashley760
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BierJager89
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque copper with a light mocha head that's big and foamy at first, but fades somewhat quickly to a thin cap.

S: Very aromatic, nose has spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom as well as strong floral notes, which I would imagine are dominated by hibiscus. There's also a touch of poppy, orange and wheat.

T: Lemon, orange and grapefruit peel come along first, followed by strong floral notes, which I would (again) assume are dominated by hibiscus, ending with strong wheat notes.

M: Medium bodied and smoothsih, though a bit foamy.

O: I can understand why this beer gets an 83, it is strongly floral, perhaps too much so for some people. I liked it and would recommend if you like infused wheat beers or hibiscus.

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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Omniwar
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Huffs
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hibiscus Wheat from Aztec Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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