Hibiscuwit
Atlanta Brewing Company

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
ABV:
5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 12.5%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
62
From:
Atlanta Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
81
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JarMills from Canada (BC)

3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a can. Pours a cloudy, burnt orange color. It looks great, with a nice head. Smells malty, bitter and slight floral characteristics. Taste is mostly non-existent, except for a slight tangy kick at the end and a slight bitter aftertaste. The head did not last, and there is no more feel than what one would expect from drinking water.

Jun 19, 2017
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with white head. Spice, wheat, and some floral notes on the nose, but not hop floral; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Lightly flowery floral and spiced on the finish.

Sep 14, 2016
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the growler, it pours a lightly pinkish amber with little to no head. Floral scent in the nose, no hops evident. The mouth gets the slightly sweet malt flavor with floral accents. Interesting.

Jun 16, 2016
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy light orange color, thin head that dissipates quickly, little to no lacing

S: Bready malts, citrus, floral but not hops, has the sweet floral smell of that a Belgian yeast brings, banana, bubblegum, bandaid

T: Sweet malts with the floral yeast taste that I got in the nose then the banana, bubblegum and bandaid

M: Light to medium, dry finish

O: Pretty decent beer in my opinion. I really like the complexity the yeast brings. There were things that needed improving but definitely a revisit.

Feb 03, 2016
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 6-month-old can...so I'll be giving it a little benefit of the doubt. Pours very orange with a relatively small head and little lacing. Filtered. Nose has some weak esters, citrus, and a bit of honey. Flavor is light at first, followed by the orange peel and chrysanthemum tea (which I assume is the hibiscus). Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light/crisp. Overall, an easy drinking beer that doesn't "wow" despite some effort with the adjuncts.

Feb 03, 2016
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear light orange colored pour with a small white head. Taste has hibiscus upfront backed by yeast. The taste is balanced really well resulting in a slightly sour flavor.

Jan 08, 2016
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Lahoi from Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Almost orange in color like the can. Very clear. Maybe too clear for a witbier. No head to speak of, and I even poured aggressively. All but out no lacing.

Smiles like a witbier with some hints of something that I assume is hibiscus. Pleasant.

Tastes like a Blue Moon that somebody dropped an orange slice in. And since that's all the rage, I guess that's a good thing. Seriously, I thought it was a good tasting beer.

Feel was like the appearance: lacking. Too light for my liking.

Overall, a decent witbier...if the price is right.

Nov 27, 2015
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Probably one of the most different Witbiers I have had. You definitely taste the hibiscus, which give the beer a nice herbal / floral flavor. I only got a single can, but I think a may want an actual 6-pack of this.

Nov 26, 2015
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours medium gold color with some faint pink highlights. Goes to deep gold in the glass. 1 finger off-white colored head which disappears quickly. Moderate amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma is flowers and honey. Hints of lemon. Not much there at all. Nothing like I would expect a Witbier to smell like.

Taste starts with some lemon and coriander. Some honey notes. Lavender. More lemon on the back end.

Moderate mouth feel with a fair bit of creaminess. Medium carbonation.

A rather unusual Witbier with a very strange aroma. Taste is more like I would expect but rather weak overall.

Aug 02, 2015
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SaltofOH from Ohio

2.06/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Canned on 3-26-15. Pokal glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper-orange, slightly hazy, with 1 finger white head, that fades to a thin skim of white. Little visible carbonation. Modest lacing. Given that witbiers generally are light gold, I suppose we have the hibiscus to thank for the color here.

Aroma: Smells remarkably more grainy/beery than I expected. Usually with witbiers I get cloves right away, not so here. As a lover of herbal tea, I get the hibiscus immediately, but it is not so strong that I'd pick it out as hibiscus without knowing it was there first.

Taste: Tastes like a witbier. Initial arrival is light clove, a little vague citrus, then bigger clove and bubblegum toward the finish with a moderate bittering end. A little lingering bitterness; some of it is hops, but some of it is the cinnamon, I think.

Mouthfeel: More carbonated than I am accustomed to in the style. Solidly midweight. A little residual slickness.

Overall: I like some witbiers, but not this one. I really can't see myself ever buying this again. I am seldom in the mood for these, and when I am, this is not what I am looking for. Perhaps suffering from age.

Jun 17, 2015
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ordybill from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice floral, citrus and herb aroma
Appearance- A murky orange/golden yellow color with a medium sized off-white head
Taste- Has a nice fruit flavor blended with the wheat.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- Not a bad witbier, I would drink this again.

Jun 06, 2015
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DoctorZombies from Florida

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Odd pink grapefruit color with white head;clove and floral notes; lite clove and and spicy floral flavors and semi sweet; lite mouthfeel; overall just ok.

Feb 10, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at the brewery.

Soft, near medium carbonation. A slightly full for style medium body.

Cloudy orange-amber, with a decent tan head that had weak retention but left some sticky patterned lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Herbal, yeasty and floral but too soapy with a touch of funk.

Taste: much better than the aroma suggests. Ripe soft fruits with some bready grains.

Another disappointing hibiscus ale.

Nov 12, 2014
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Zach136 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Appearance: Somewhere between pink and peach colored body, ultra light pink pillowy head, great lacing (4.25)

Aroma: Medium light notes of peppery yeast/adjuncts. Light floral character as well (4.15)

Flavor: Hibiscus takes the forefront and is pretty complex. I get notes of flowers, strawberry, lemon, and raspberry. Spices are pretty subdued but present. (4.3)

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, well carbonated, dissipating finish, refreshing. (4.25)

Overall: I'm a big fan. Complex and refreshing (4.25)

Sep 18, 2014
Hibiscuwit from Atlanta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 62 ratings