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Rose Petal Imperial Golden Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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Rose Petal Imperial Golden AleRose Petal Imperial Golden Ale

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 20.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-28-2010)
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Photo of Reidrover
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle bought from Capital Market in Salem. $3.99 Pours a nice clear deep golden colour, with a large bubbly white head. to be honest not getting much aroma from this at all biscuit malts and a touch of grassy hop..no roses. Taste is better more fruity and yes floral..its well hidden but pops up. I cant say its roses but its floral. getting some honey and cream too..very nice . Great soft smooth mouth feel..and getting a wee bit of hop bitterness in the end Very nice beer..but could do with more rose/rosehip

Reidrover, Friday at 11:11 PM
Photo of wisegreensoul
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%

wisegreensoul, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of BeccaH
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

BeccaH, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Paccamacca
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Paccamacca, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

logicalparadox, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

einman, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle

Excellent clarity; amber color; high level of visible carbonation. Good head and lacing.

Aroma: floral and bready; rose water.

Flavor: mild, and mildly floral.

Feel: light body with very good carbonation.

O: if it sounds good, give it a try.

chinchill, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

John_M, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

SamuelR, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of leeuwenhart
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ah, I am super stoked on the Golden Rose Petal Imperial!!
My favorite beer so far this summer!
Amazing when packed on ice and served super cold, consumed out in the sun by the Rogue River, this beer is simply wonderful! Perfect, balanced, light, and refreshing.

leeuwenhart, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of mjforres
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

mjforres, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of TylerW
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

TylerW, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

timmy2b, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: beer started to foam up immediately after I opened the bottle. Body is an orange-golden hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of creamy ivory foam. It's actually pretty attractive; reminds me of a bière de garde.

Smell: sweetish and toasty with a definite plant-like herbal character, which I would not readily identify as rose petals but which makes sense given that knowledge. It's a bit pointed, overall, and not as enticing as it could be.

Taste: much like the aroma. It tastes a bit like the aroma of garden trimmings -- no doubt our roses at work here. While it is not bad, necessarily, the roses just don't work for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and massive, mouth-filling creaminess. This part is awesome.

Overall: not really my style. It's a quality brew, seemingly done with care, but the roses are a novelty and a bit of a misstep as a brewing ingredient.

flagmantho, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The lackluster label told me I shouldn't buy this one, but I did because it sounded interesting. Not sure what style this would be if it weren't for the herbal ingredients.

Poured into a 34oz mug; golden orange like honey, mostly clear with a minimal off-white head that fizzes out quickly leaving no lacing.
Smells of relatively heavy nutty malt with some odd peppery spice notes and a cloud of a fake-sweet smell that is sort of like cotton candy. I don't know where rose petals or "rose water" (whatever that is) factor in but it's not in the aroma.
Tastes like overcarbonated nutty malt with a hint of spice, like someone tried to make a mimosa with an old bottle of Dead Guy Ale and spilled some pepper in it.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, slick and wet and very carbonated.
Overall, this is not very good. It's drinkable (by that I mean were you so inclined, you could get through it) but it's a mess. No wonder this one was $4.49 when all the other Caldera bombers were $9 or however much. I have other beers to get to, so I'm not going to push myself through 22oz of empty calories when it tastes like this. Drain pour.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

RochefortChris, May 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seriously, I love this beer. I adore floral beverages (floral does not necessarily mean sweet) and this has a fine nose. It's not overbearing, it's just right. I would drink this all year if it wasn't seasonal!

I would bet a lot of people wouldn't like this because it's not a hop bomb; however, that's a relief for me.

Oh, and I found this via Made in Oregon. Don't know if can be purchased and shipped from elsewhere or not.

Lastly, I have to admit, my favorite flavored tea is Rose Petal Black from Tao of Tea. I also have to confess that I live in Ohio, but I am a Portlandphile!

oscmy, May 01, 2014
Photo of AirborneBeer
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

AirborneBeer, Oct 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

cistercian12, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

OregonGrown7, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.36/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation, Libby, Mont. Purchased from Belmont Station in Portland for $4.67. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger white head, rapidly eroding head that sinks to a fluffy, sticky half-inch thick floater. Hazy golden color with low clarity.

S- Golden lager notes, flowery scents. It's not a very attractive smell.

T- Golden, clean flavor. Lager notes, golden malts. Relatively boring flavor. I'm not sure I know what rose petals taste like, so I can't pick out the flavor.

M- Unimpressive feel. Wet and heavier than I expected.

O- Well below average beer. Not very good.

Murrhey, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of very small patches of a large bubble or two, a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate floral aromas including a solid amount of rose present. Very light notes of pale malts as well and just a touch of peppery yeast..

T: Moderate flavors of pale malts with some definite notes of rose, rose water, and a light peppery spiciness likely contributed by the yeast. Very light amounts of bitterness that fade immediately.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: The beer is well balanced as it comes out neither sweet or bitter and there is no alcohol present in either the smell or taste of this beer. I find this beer to be pretty interesting with the light amounts of rose present (I love turkish delight which has some notes of rose to it as well) combined with the peppery spices. Pretty easy to drink and refreshing.

dbrauneis, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

shelby415, Sep 16, 2012
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Rose Petal Imperial Golden Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.