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Rose - Night Shift Brewing

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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with rosemary, rose hips and pink peppercorns.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-08-2012)
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2014 23:35:12 | More by ncaudle
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2014 02:43:52 | More by loverofthecraft
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-21-2014 23:36:54 | More by Zaphog
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dental

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-14-2014 20:01:15 | More by dental
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fourstringer

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Bottled on: 4/1/14. Another take away from a trip to the brewery. I don't believe it was available on tap.

A: Cloudy amber body with orange tints at the periphery. 1 finger white head. Ok retention. Minimal lacing.

S: Fruity, floral Belgian yeast. Lemon juice. Peppercorn. Herbs. Rosemary. With effort I can pick out each listed ingredient, but taken together they create a harmonious, cohesive whole.

T: Lightly spicy initially with herbal and floral notes. A mild bitterness and tartness simultaneously develop to a semi-dry finish. A pleasant herbal astringency lingers on the palate. The tartness beckons another sip. Alcohol is light for 8%.

M: Moderate carbonation and moderate body that well suits the flavors.

O: Really nice saison with a bit extra tartness than average. Very impressed with much of Night Shift's stuff. Too bad I only grabbed the one.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:40:26 | More by fourstringer
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-27-2014 22:15:55 | More by BGsWo22
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abriggs1

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This saison is very underrated. Reading the other reviews, I expected kind of a mess. But this beer is more balanced than I thought it would be. There are many strong flavors going on here, but they work well together.

My bottle had a handwritten date of 4/1/14, and a handwritten ABV of 8.3%. This must be a different batch, because it's listed as 7.6% on BA.

It's certainly possible that this is a new and improved version. To me, this is a very robustly flavored saison that manages to have a semblance of balance. I've never seen a beer brewed with pink peppercorns before, but they might just be the perfect ingredient that no one else is using. They provide just a hint of spice, and probably contribute to the nice dryness that compliments the yeast character.

There's a lot going on here; the rosemary is there, but faintly. The rosehips shine and give it a long, lingering sweet aftertaste that contrasts the dryness nicely.

This reminds me very much of Cellar Door's White Sage Saison. Obviously, this is a brewery that isn't afraid to change up recipes and improve their beers. In my opinion, this blows more highly rated saisons out of the water. I'm thinking about Hill Farmstead/Grassroots Brother Soigne here. I'm hope that I'm not the only one who appreciates this recently re-tooled brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 22:18:35 | More by abriggs1
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2014 23:28:16 | More by acurtis
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

04-30-2014 16:53:33 | More by JSBILK
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MattXT

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

04-30-2014 02:17:29 | More by MattXT
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-25-2014 23:17:51 | More by DrBier
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-25-2014 02:01:15 | More by markgugs
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JimmyPhillips

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2014 03:45:48 | More by JimmyPhillips
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

04-14-2014 02:52:02 | More by wonothesane42
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DeadRinger

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +36.2%

04-14-2014 00:43:49 | More by DeadRinger
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2014 21:08:45 | More by redfox405
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Tyrus

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-31-2014 18:26:05 | More by Tyrus
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-31-2014 03:51:05 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 23:42:39 | More by Texasfan549
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4 ounce pour directly at the brewery.

Flavor is mild pepper, honey, herbs; Aroma and flavor boast a strong rosemary presence. Body feels light even though it clocks in at 8%. Is there such a thing as extreme floridness? Regardless, very tasty indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2014 16:23:51 | More by papat444
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-24-2014 04:31:05 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-23-2014 13:48:52 | More by halo913
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-22-2014 15:55:36 | More by SadMachine
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2014 14:30:26 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-15-2014 22:54:52 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Rose from Night Shift Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.