APPEARANCE: Gorgeous, hazy pink color with flecks of gold
HEAD: Fluffy, bright white head that fades rapidly
LACING: Almost none
NOSE: Funky, sour, and spicy. Smells like a Flanders Red with a dash of clove and coriander. There’s a floral/herbal aroma floating above everything.
TASTE: Very vinous and sour with nice, strong spiciness in the middle. The finish is mouth-puckering and refreshing. No bitterness to speak of and that floral aroma from the nose has little to no presence in the taste.
MOUTHFEEL: Very light with good effervescence.
DRINKABILITY: Light-bodied, sour beers make excellent session brews since they’re generally low in alcohol content and extremely refreshing. The hibiscus in the nose adds a nice layer of complexity to this brew. Technically, the Prof ordered this one, but I enjoyed the few sips he deigned to give me. A nice little experiment from Jolly Pumpkin…they do sour beers very well.
RATING: 3 Hops