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KYLA
Hibiscus Lime Hard Kombucha

Category: Hard Kombucha

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

KYLA
Hibiscus Lime Hard Kombucha

Category: Hard Kombucha

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.5%
Hazy neon light ruby color. Exotic aromas and flavors of herbs de provence, pomegranate-cherry gastrique, sourdough starter, and bay leaf in lilac water with a supple, vibrant, dry medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of berry vinaigrette on root vegetables, watercress, and quince. A dry Hard Kombucha that walks an artisanal line and eschews sugary seduction.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, Sour & Tart & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: herbs de provence, pomegranate-cherry gastrique, sourdough starter, and bay leaf in lilac water
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry vinaigrette on root vegetables, watercress, and quince
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing:
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry 'adult' kombucha that walks an artisanal line and eschews sugary seduction.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

Hard Kombucha

Hard Kombucha differs from regular Kombucha in the proportions of tea, sugar, and starter culture of bacteria and yeast. The fermentation process that yields regular Kombucha naturally produces some alcohol, but not enough for the ABV to exceed .5 percent ABV; whereas the different proportions of ingredients in Hard Kombucha combined with a longer fermentation result in a higher ABV due to the larger amount of sugar that gets converted to alcohol in the lengthier process. Hard Kombucha is brewed with natural ingredients and can come in a variety of flavors. They also tend to be free of wheat and barley, so Hard Kombucha can be a good gluten-free option.

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