Hibiscus & Dragonfruit Tart | Tree House Brewing Company

Hibiscus & Dragonfruit TartHibiscus & Dragonfruit Tart
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Average: 3.92 | pDev: 12.24%

Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 20

#255 ranked Berliner Weisse | 4.00% ABV

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Notes: Rotating availibility. Hibiscus & Dragon Fruit Tart is a tart session beer constructed to be a refreshing, easy drinking summer beer with a balanced amount of acidity, saturated flavor, and dry body. It is brewed with a significant amount of wheat in the grist bill and conditioned upon judicious doses of dried hibiscus petals and fresh dragon fruit. After resting for several weeks in stainless it is imparted with a tight and spritzy carbonation that dances gently on the tongue. It pours a gorgeous ruby red color in the glass and features tongue pleasing acidity balanced by zippy flavors of tangy cranberry, raspberry, kiwi, red kool-aid, and subtle funk. It finishes cleanly, eschewing bracing sourness, with hints of white wheat and cracker malt gracing the palate. Hibiscus & Dragon Fruit Tart aligns with our ideal of brewing and offering beer that is heavily saturated with flavor and pleasing to drink, time & time again.
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Hibiscus & Dragonfruit TartHibiscus & Dragonfruit Tart
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 20
Photo of Boto
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can: This one pours a clear, pinkish red color. There was a bit of a pink head that did'nt linger long or leave any lacing. Nice nose. A little lighter, but I get the fruit, faint tea and a touch of funk. This is tasty. A little bit tart, a little lighter bodied, dragonfruit and a bit of the hibiscus tea. Nice on a hot day!

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out this ridiculously vibrant and glowing ruby color with a pinkish white head.

aromas are light - mellow floral quality, hibiscus, very bright fruity quality, mellow acidity, some sharp green herbal hints. overall it has a zing to it and is quite fruity and floral, very enticing.

palate has a hibiscus and tea like quality throughout, floral, very unique and exotic fruity flavors i assume are a result of the dragonfruit. also some almost funky acidic qualities that invoke lemon, crisp green apple, a hint of cranberry and cherry. clean grainy bread quality and fruity sweet tarts throughout. very well balanced, light, and crisp - just a a touch more bright acidity and tartness than other sours of this genre and that really sets it apart imo.

its so bright and clean, the mouthfeel is quite light but somehow still really fluffy ... wow!

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Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear cherry Kool-Aid red with a tall, soft white frothy head.

This actually has a spicy herbal tea element to it that's not off-putting, but rests in the background behind tart apple, pear, lemon, and dragon fruit Jolly Ranchers with a touch of cracker.

The crisp medium-light body finishes dry and faintly bitter.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a lightly cloudy pink-ruby color with 2 fingers of fluffy light pink head. The head leaves minimal lacing as it settles into a thin ring.

The aroma brings lots of wheat and grass up front, followed by some lemon and cranberry. There's some subtle berry notes on the back end.

The flavor brings notes of cranberry and raspberry, as well as some lemon. Very acidic. There's some faint tea notes before a wave of wheat and grass on the finish.

The feel is light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Very acidic and crisp, with a dry finish.

Overall, a pretty good Berliner that doesn't really offer much to the style. That said, it's nice to see Tree House beginning to branch out into other styles. Hope to see more in the future.

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Photo of bobv
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can.
Canned 06/15/19.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch light pink head over a dark pink body with little lacing. Nose of wheat and dragon fruit. Taste of dragon fruit, very slight hibiscus, with a bit of wheat. Fairly dry, tart berry finish. Feel is a bit lacking for a Berliner Weisse, but overall, nice flavor and would welcome another one of these on any hot day. Cheers!

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks you rudzud
Light fizzy head, medium low retention, clear reddish amber color

Nose tart fruit, sour slight acidic kettle sour like lacto, light floral hibiscus but not much, some tropical like that gives to dragonfruit

Taste tart lacto doughy like creamy, tart fruit little sour acidic, little tart cranberry like berry fruit but tropical note dragonfruit acidity starts to build, creamy yogurt, dry finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, creamy doughy, medium carb some acidity

Overall not bad, some decent base kettle sour lacto, not much hibiscus and light dragonfruit, but otherwise not bad

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Photo of rudzud
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery today.

A - Poured a nice just barely hazy cherry hue with a thin pinkish white head that fades to leave light lacing and thin wispy head.

S - Aromas of almost sweet and tart cherry juice, flashes of lemon and lactic funk. Little bit of tropical notes as well and slightly musty.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter slightly tart cherry juicy. Decent cereal grains and light zesty lemon. Super clean and crisp, lightly floral. Very slight bitterness on the finish. The taste lingers though with an almost vegetative bell pepper like flavour that gets more and more pronounced as it warms. Quite strange.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, bright and crisp.

O - Overall this was a rather straightforward beer. Lots of promise and positive notes, however, the weird almost vegetative finish out of no where...yeah that isn't enjoyable.

Serving Type: on tap

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Hibiscus & Dragonfruit Tart from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 20 ratings