Rose Petal Imperial Golden Ale - Caldera Brewing Company
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
3.29/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-26-2014 23:23:29 | More by chinchill
3.96/5 rDev +20%
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.
07-02-2014 06:44:05 | More by leeuwenhart
3.39/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
06-11-2014 20:26:11 | More by flagmantho
2.95/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
06-09-2014 23:11:13 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
5/5 rDev +51.5%
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!
05-01-2014 16:48:58 | More by oscmy
2.36/5 rDev -28.5%
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.
05-10-2013 03:47:36 | More by Murrhey
3.38/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
12-17-2012 00:13:28 | More by dbrauneis
British Columbia (Canada)
2.98/5 rDev -9.7%
Aroma: rose, floral (almost perfume like) slight caramel and some slight hop spiciness. I find the floral aroma too strong.
Appearance: pale gold, very clear with stark white head that stuck around for around 5 min.
Flavor: Floral, almost soapy and quite strong. Not much in the way of hop or malt character is discernible. From what I can tell the base beer is nice a very balanced but just thoroughly over powered by the intense floral flavor.
Mouthfeel: crisp and light
Overall : The floral aroma and soapy flavor we're too much for me. It's an interesting idea but needs some work.
09-05-2012 06:58:56 | More by MitchellWarner
Rose Petal Imperial Golden Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.