Review: Adelbert's Brewery Hibiscus Saison | Craft Beer & Brewing
Adelbert's Brewery Hibiscus Saison
86 out of 100

Style: Spice Beer

ABV: 5.6

86/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Adelbert's Brewery Hibiscus Saison

What the brewers say

“Brewed with hibiscus flowers and dry hopped with Citra, this ale blends a hint of tartness with tropical fruit and citrus notes. We recommend pairing it with fresh fruit salad, lemon tarts, or Hawaiian pulled pork.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light berry and spicy aroma, and as it warms, a slight herbal note starts to come out. It has a surprisingly hoppy nose that is a little dank and resinous. Floral sweetness from the hibiscus along with some cherry esters and a light peppery backing.”

Flavor: “Light and delicate. Sweet and tart from the hibiscus notes. Medium body, light malt sweetness, a touch low on the carbonation for a saison, moderate acidity, light lemon, touch of hops floral notes and grassy, some light black pepper. Aftertaste is sweet with a slight acidity and a very light bitterness.”

Overall: “The delicate nature of the saison body and the sweet/tartness of the hibiscus are enjoyable. But the carbonation is quite a bit low, making the beer border on cloyingly sweet.”

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