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The Rose - The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 33.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: khargro2 on 12-28-2013

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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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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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The Rose from The Black Abbey Brewing Company
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