In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Funkewerks Hibiscus Provincial

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.”