Whimsical Hibiscus Saison | Adelbert's Brewery

Whimsical Hibiscus SaisonWhimsical Hibiscus Saison
BA SCORE
3.68/5
40 Ratings
Whimsical Hibiscus SaisonWhimsical Hibiscus Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adelbertsbeer on 07-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,814
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
40
pDev:
13.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned beer - deep red color, no head to speak of. Aroma - the hibiscus dominates, I couldn't detect much sourness at all. Medium carbonation, might have liked a little more. There's decent acidity in the taste and the mouthfeel. Very strong hibiscus, less of a sour taste. Drink this one if you venture into fruity ciders and want beer instead. (Yeah I really mean that).

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2.39/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
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3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy reddish orange color with a thin carbonated head. Head retention and lacing are non-existent. Very floral aroma with some tartness. Difficult to discern the farmhouse yeast. Do get grapefruit. Still pleasing. Can definitely taste the hibiscus. Bigger on the grapefruit with some mild tartness. Somewhat astringent at the end. Still don't really get the typical farmhouse yeast taste. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not one I would seek out. There are usually better options.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

served chilled into a tulip from a can

A: ruby red with a pink bubbly head that has extremely low retention and minimal lacing
S: sweet and floral with the hibiscus punching through, backed by a sour citrus character and a bit of spice
T: follows the nose. a sweet tartness leads off with that hibiscus front and center. the sweetness fades into a sour and citrusy middle, with grapefruit coming into focus with orange juice like notes until the sweet and dry finish takes over. there's a hint of spice that mingles with this brew that adds to the dry finish.
F: high carbonation, medium-to-light body. dry finish.

Overall (aka personal opinion time):
this is a pretty unique and funky take on the style, coming from a brewery that has had mixed results in it's saison experiments in the past. this one is one of their better takes in my opinion, and while it may not be for purists (whatever that means when it comes to this funk-infused style) it may have quite the draw in a certain setting. try subbing this for a mimosa and you'll have some great responses. it's very champagne-like and while it's not something i would typically chose for a session brew, it has a great balance and in it's own way extends the limits of what one may expect when it comes to beer. the color, smell, and taste make for a great substitute for the aforementioned champagne/mimosa. not at all what i've come to expect from the style, but i love it for that.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Whimsical Hibiscus Saison from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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