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Rose - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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81
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167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 13
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Originally known as 'Golden Rose' - discontinued in 2005.

"Rose is inspired by the Belgian Tripel style. It is a top fermented ale which has a deep golden color with a light refreshing body. The beer has a subtle hop profile using the Northwest's finest whole hop flowers. We use Aromatic and Honey malts along with Candy Sugar to give it a unique and fruity character. It is 6% alcohol by weight (7.5% by volume)."

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-27-2002)
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mcallister

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 36

Hazy copper gold in color. Didn't even thing too decant and poured the whole brew into my Gulden Draak chalice. Consequently sediment galore exists. Pours with mass carbonation producing a large whispy head off white leaving lacing here there and everywhere as it fades.

Loads of honey, candy sugar, floral esters, yeast and spicey aromas. Thick with malt and sweet gestures leaning slightly toward clove and hay and pear.

Great flavorful complex beer. Smooth, creamy, thick and delectable. Honey malt is very apparent and plants a tent on the mid palate. Some florl hop flavors are still apparent and blend tremendously taming the malt and candy sugar still. Yeasty finish has a floral spicy quality that is refreshing with a little help from the depth of carbonation that prickles on and on. Apple, pear, and caramel round out things with a Viognier grape peaking it's head.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 22:47:03 | More by mcallister
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

like everyone else - batch 34. Over 12 years old.

I swear this beer tastes like watered down Adam. Leathery, smokey, malty.

But it's not.

I cannot taste any Belgium Triple like charactor in this but it's still tasty.

I am just writing this so people can ignore the label on this brew. It tastes nothing like a triple.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 34.

Pours a barleywine copper with a minimal head and quite a bit of yeast sediment.

Smell is huge caramel and toffee, slight bit of alcohol and creme brule.

Taste is creamy and sweet, sugar, caramel, a bit of fruit and Belgium yeast.

A bit bready on the finish. Fantastic, I don’t think it’s past prime at all.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks Joe.

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The beer is murky, rust orange with no head. The aroma brings some oxidation, well water, earth, mineral. Smooth feel. Very low carbonation. Earthy, mineral water, basement funk. This beer tastes old. Watery mouthfeel. Fun to try, but this is past its prime.

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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. A properly cellared bottle of Batch 34 from 2002. Pours a dark hazy orange amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit, light oxidation. Flavor is rich caramel, caramel malt, dark and dried fruit; sweet and noticeably oxidized, but very mellow and pleasant to drink. Sherry like flavors and an odd woody element that is certainly not from barrel aging. Excellent medium body with nice creaminess, great mouth feel. I have been put off by some of the oxidation flavors in other aged beers, but in this one it fit perfectly. I'm blown away that a 7.5% beer has stood up for over 10 years. I'm delighted I found this and was able to taste this fine aged beer.

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a HotD Tulip. Batch 34.

A - Pours a dark cloudy orange with a few floaters. A fluffy light tan head with good retention.

S - Booze, dark cherry, ripe fruit, molasses, maybe candy sugars.

T - Fruity, almost Sherry like, lots of ripe cherry. Some alcohol. I don't really get much oxidization for a beer that is this old (10 years).

D - Good carbonation! and a heavier to medium body.

O - Wow! Fruity, sweet candy, and somehow soothing. I want more!

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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (batch 34, believed to be at least 10 years old) into a tulip. Cap pops off with a vigorous pfft! - a welcome departure from a couple recent HotD beers I've had. A good start.

Pours a clear amber w/ a 1-finger white head that settles gradually. Wisps of sediment and chunks from the final 5% of the bottle slowly settle to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is sweet and fruity. Candi sugar, dried apricots, fermented sugary fruits, and a hint of rum. Booze more prominent as it warms.

Taste is surprisingly less sweet than the nose. Crystal & caramel malts, candi sugar, fermented fruits. Has almost a grapelike quality, semi-dry. Possibly a bit oxidized, to be expected.

Mouthfeel is coating and smooth, dry. Vanishes off the tongue.

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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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PhineasGage

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Sean9689

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, batch 2. Poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a reddish/brown color, cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Dark fruits, oxidation, sweet malty notes, slight caramel. Smells pretty good for being such an old beer, but there is some of the oxidation and watery notes that come with a bottle this old.

T - Similar to the nose, but a little less impressive. Mostly, dark fruits, light caramel, and oxidation. Some muddled tobacco notes in there as well.

M - Light body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Well, it was actually better then I was expecting. Fun to try a beer with this age, but it's well past its prime at this point. Glad I could try something this old, but don't go crazy trying to track the older vintages down.

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01-20-2012 21:21:15 | More by Sean9689
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2, shared by Sean. The label calls this Golden Rose, but I'm assured it is the same beer.

A - Suprisingly nice carbonation for a beer that is nearly 15 years old. Light tan foam sizzles to some wisps, a thick collar, and a few spots of lace. Murky orange-brown body that's appropriate for the style.

S - This has some significant oxidation, and faint notes of dishwater and savory sauces. That being said, it still has some nice fruity and spicy Belgian yeast and sweet malty notes to it. There's thankfully little in the way of cardboard.

T - Again, the tripel character has held up remarkably well, with nice honey malts, floral spices, and Belgian yeast character. Finish is somewhat hollow and oxidized unfortunately, but there aren't any off-flavors.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, and no carbonation. A tad heavy for the style and ABV, but not major problems here.

D - Unfortunately there's a bit too much 'old beer' flavor for this to be an aging success. That being said, I'd have confidence that some of Hair of the Dog's higher ABV offerings from this era are still enjoyable, as well as mid-2000s vintages of Rose. A fun beer to try, but I'd recommend saving yo' money.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 00:16:25 | More by MasterSki
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Rose from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
81 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.