Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery 12 Minutes to Destiny Hibiscus Pale Lager – American Pale Lager at 4.1% ABV

Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery 12 Minutes to Destiny Hibiscus Pale Lager American Pale Lager at 4.1% ABV (C$1.88 at Bishop’s Cellar, 355 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Appearance: cloudy light purple with a short pinkish head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: raspberry, floral, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, light bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate-low carbonation, slightly sticky and lightly tart finish. (3/5)

Y’know what, you can call me a 12 year-old girl, but I sorta like this. I don’t know that I would’ve identified the floral as hibiscus – if anything, I might’ve said roses – but it ends up tasting a lot like a Big Turk bar. The little bit of tartness prevents the sweetness from becoming sickly, but I’m not sure I’d want more than one. Fine as a thirst quencher after a dry afternoon in class. Somewhat to my surprise, I think I like this better than Dieu du Ciel’s Rosée d’Hibiscus or Stone’s Hibiscusicity. (14/20)

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