Style: Misc Fruit & Spice Quick Sours

ABV: 4.2

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Funkewerks Hibiscus Provincial

What the brewers say

“The addition of hibiscus adds a pink hue and an interesting berry-rich flavor, while uniquely floral. A bright lemon citrus flavor from the hibiscus complements the lemon characteristic of our Provincial. Notes of lemon and berries with floral aromas.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Smells like a mix of raspberry and blackberry, a little sweet and a little leafy. In addition to the real fruit, some cherry esters, with just a hint of funky tartness. Subtle hints of lemon and lime juice from the lactic.”

Flavor: “For all the color, the fruit flavor is a little subdued, causing a bit of cognitive dissonance. Despite the berries on the nose, the flavor is more pomegranate, and the tart fruit complements the acidic edge of the beer. Cherry, raspberry, and a hint of strawberry.”

Overall: “Refreshing and drinkable if lower in complexity and distinct fruit flavors. Some interesting funky/musty notes are hidden away in there, but a little more sweetness could help open up the fruit. Dry finish and subtle tartness work well with the base beer and fruit, with a decent amount of complexity.”

What our editors thought

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