Hi-Wire Brewing Brett Pale Ale (w/ red roselle hibiscus)
What the brewers say
“Brett Pale Ale brewed with red roselle hibiscus and aged for 11 months in French oak red wine barrels with brettanomyces and then bottle conditioned. More funky than sour, lighter in color and hoppy.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Slight sweet and tart complexity from the hibiscus. A touch of Brett similar to horse blanket with some spicy clove phenols too. Moderate banana esters and some vanilla too.”
Flavor: “Moderate tartness and carbonation upfront with hibiscus and light sweetness. Mild hop bitterness that blends well with the leather and barnyard Brett flavor. Moderate acidity, with a touch of bubblegum."
Overall: “Good Brett character with a mild sweetness and a big hibiscus flavor that dominates at times. Good carbonation levels for the style keep the sweetness in check.”