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The Rose - The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 50
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: khargro2 on 12-28-2013

Our best seller! A rich, golden color with the spicy aroma of clove and candy banana. The Belgian yeast shines bright on the palate, light and silky, with a clean, slightly drying bitter finish. Pairs well with afternoons on the lake; spring fare, white fish and fruit.

14 IBUs
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Black Abbey Brewing Co. "The Rose"
on tap at the brewery
Belgian-style blonde ale, 5.7% ABV, 15 IBUs

Appearance: Fairly clear deep gold/bronze body beneath a short head of creamy off-white foam. Both the head retention and lacing could be better... perhaps a dirty glass?

Aroma: Floral, fruity, yeasty. Chalky background.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests. Malty but not sweet. Floral/grassy hops. Low-medium bitterness. Dry, chalky/fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body; smooth with a median, fine-bubbled carbonation. I can't help but feel this is actually supposed to be slightly more carbonated.

Overall: I could easily see opening and pouring a bottle of Belgian beer and finding this. Nicely done.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Homegrown Taproom in Nashville. This has quickly become one of my favorite beers and the fact that it is made in Nashville is even better. Everything Black Abbey does is great. Pours a light golden color, light floral but malty smells. Nice puffy head with some thin lacing. Nice malty almost sweet taste with the fruity/banana finish. Very well balanced beer and very easy to drink. Finishes smooth and has just enough carbonation to be very refreshing still. I love this beer and have yet to try something from Black Abbey that I haven't. The brewery and people are awesome!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft at a local restaurant.

A: Straw yellow with slight one finger white head. Short retention and little to no lacing.

S: Belgian yeast mixed with fruit esters, banana, and clove.

T: Candied banana, soft floral hops, and cracker malts.

M: Medium to light body with a crisp, dry finish.

O: Very nice twist on an American Blond Ale giving it some Belgian flare.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange Amber in tone. Head is only a skim of off white hue. The nose is very nice with tones of citrus, vanilla and rose wine. There is a crisp cream soda like feel as well. The initial that I notice about this beer that I wasn't expecting, is a nice crisp but sutle tartness. Dry white wine like tannins pair with a soft peach skin fruit feel. This brew has excellent balance. I wish I had a cellar full of this one as it was a very pleasant surprise.

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Toasty. Delicious. Smooth. Solid beer, great for session.

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This was Black Abbey's rotation when we visited the Beer Sellar in Nashville. Draft pint.

Arrived slightly hazy, blonde color, short white head.
Some floral hops smell.
Refreshing taste. Had a hard time nailing anything specific down. On Black Abbey's website this is
described as a Belgian style blonde, but there wasn't the tradition Belgian yeast or spice.
I see it listed as a Witbier here. Obviously one of the hybrids that doesn't fit a specific style.
Wheat malt taste was evident.
Thin body, good carbonation, fresh and light.

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