Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fair State Roselle

Fair State Roselle. Hibiscus Sour. All: 5.7%. IBU: 19. Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I’ve reviewed this before when it was Lactobac Two, but haven’t had it since it’s been repackaged, renamed, and canned. Why not give it another whirl? Thanks, Sample Man!

Clear, bright crimson coloring, pinkish head, which stays until it splits.

In the nose: fruit, flowers, and funk. The strangeness quickly outstrips the other parts, and it remains intriguing and arousing.

In the mouth: here’s where the pucker begins. Intense, refreshing and satisfying. Man, that hibiscus! Lighted bodied, no real hop presence, lean malt background. Solid sour ale, tart and tasty. Quite delightful.

From the can: “Sour beer brewed with hibiscus. Tart and floral.”

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