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Kim Hibiscus Sour Lagrrr! | SingleCut Beersmiths

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Kim Hibiscus Sour Lagrrr!Kim Hibiscus Sour Lagrrr!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States
singlecutbeer.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s hot baby, we needed to do something - so a sour lagrr! infused with hibiscus (and black currants, but who’s counting) seemed like something that would help beat the heat.

Added by jerrytodd on 08-04-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
176
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
27.93%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
For Trade:
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Reviews by CarlosDanger:
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The perfect summer sour lager.

Had this in the Single Cut tap room over the weekend and it was crisp, dry, refreshing, SOUR and just all-around wonderful.

The color was rose, mesmerizing in fact. I swear if you changed the glassware to a skinny flute-glass you'd think you were drinking champagne. In my opinion this is a very good thing.

The Single Cut reputation has been that of hearty, hoppy, thumping your chest lagers and ales. And in my experience those beers so far have been pretty successful. But I think Kim Sour Lagrrr is a little bit of a game-changer, showing some versatility from this brewery and their willingness to change gears when need be.

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Photo of NickandToni
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! If you drink sours, hello and help your summer cool down whether at the beach partying in the Hampton's or grinding the day out in the city streets. Wine drinkers with their chilled whites, chablis, or rosé need to get a clue. Not the "Colonel Mustard, with the Candlestick in the Lounge" but the kind of clue that put this at the top of the must be drinking at all summer occasions kind of clue.

Single Cut once again puts pride of brewing to the forefront and delivers the very best in each category.

Thank you.

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Photo of pinyin
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on draft a few years back in the taproom.

This review is from the recent mass production and distribution of KIM bottles.

Very average and off putting. Not much flavor or balance.

Very weak in both color and mouthfeel.

Seems watered down compared to when I tried it in the taproom, way back when.

Certainly not worth the $.50 per ounce for the cost of the bottles.

I'm usually a huge fan of Singlecut products, but this one in mass distribution is very subpar for the price point.

This should be more like $11.99 for a six pack.

I fear that Singlecut is misusing their namesake to cash in on inferior quality products.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at Green Growler Grocery, Croton on Hudson, NY

The pour basically mimics pinkish grapefruit juice, minor loose head, no lacing to speak of.

Light sour and fruity nose.

Fruity sweet/sour with grapefruit in control. Refreshing, tasty and thoroughly enjoyable.

More high quality brew from this up and coming brewery from Queens, NY.

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Photo of JC333
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- cloudy orange body with trickles of carbonation.... Foamy pale white head dissipates into sticky lace about the snifter and atop the body...

S- sour and salty, peaches or some other fruit are there... Definitely a fruity profile underneath.

T- still fruity, with lingering peach and lemon zest, i also get a dry taste that reminds me of apricot... Very interesting... Definitely orchard- like...

M- very light, tart, low-carbonation... Drinks easily... Dry mouthfeel so not quite thirst-quenching but still ideal for a summer day...

O- im loving this beer... Quite the surprise to get from a whole foods and from a brewery I don't know too well. I'd say it's great.

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Photo of WineGuy78
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. bottle into a Surly teku. Shared by schen9303.

Great bright strawberry color. This one certainly has a unique nose. Vinous, some cantaloupe, peppercorn and a seltzer tartness. Deep but bright at the same time. Unfortunately, as I sip this one, the first note that I get is rotten egg. Sulfur notes upfront and a light, seltzer tartness in the back. I'm not sure where the hibiscus comes in but I'm not really tasting it, although there is a light perfume-y accent somewhere in there. Pretty simple but enjoyable... except for the sulfur. Light bodied and real quaffable. Pretty much what you'd expect from the style.

Pretty solid beer overall and if this is their base berliner, I look forward to the fruited versions.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visiting Singlecut for the first time (ps - love the atmosphere!)

Beautiful golden straw in color, slight haze but without any funk. When first poured there was at least 2 fingers of foam (even after careful pouring for more than 2 minutes), but that fizzled down to a thin line. No lacing after consumption.

Aroma is tart, breezy, and hints at some funk. No hop presence, light malt aroma.

Sour floral notes with a very light malt backbone. Sweet and pungent, but not sugary sweet - tart sweet (if that makes any sense).

Crisp and extremely refreshing. What starts out "thin" based on the sour element quickly turns into a malty bath of the tongue. After taste lingers but lightly. The coating the lips stays "sweet" and tart long after the sip has been had.

Overall, this is a wonderful beer. I would be happy to buy growler after growler of this during a warm/summer day to share on a back patio or deck.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of antott0523
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Opaque grapefruit juice with no visible carbonation. Pink hue. No head.

S: Pink lemonade and grapefruit juice. Berry and floral notes as well.

T: Moderately sour. Does not hit the jowels like some others from this style that I've had. Light berry juice flavors and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Thin and carbonated. A touch dry.

O: Very drinkable and refreshing at 3.5% ABV. Not too sour. This is a very straightforward beer, with some more unique berry and floral notes compared to others.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hutch517
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbone2131
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Peter1977
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alanhaven
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czarkazm
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/29/2016. Don't know what I was expecting in terms of color but this one pours out a cloudy pinkish orange with a quickly dissipating white, compact head. On the nose, I get fresh raspberries, underripe gooseberries, sweet floral aromas, tart cherry, lemon, strawberry, and sour apple. Very refreshing, light mouth feel with a clean, fruity, slightly tart aftertaste. The taste has raspberry jam, cranberry, rose petals, mild lemon zest, and a funky yeast characteristic underlying all the flavors, bringing everything all together. This is not my go-to style or preference but I f'in love SIngleCut and give all their beers a try. Great for a hot and humid summer evening, when chilled.

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