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Rose - Night Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
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!

abriggs1, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dental, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

mbs11, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of fourstringer
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

fourstringer, Jun 01, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle from the brewery. Bottled on 11.20.12.
Poured from a 25.4 oz. bottle into a Night Shift tulip.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful pink grapefruit color that is almost opaque with a towering foamy head. Decent retention but eventually dissipates. Leaves some crazy banded lacing on the glass. It's beautiful.

Smell: The floral rosehips are very prominent complimented by the spiciness from the peppercorns and alcohol. Underneath it all I can detect the deep earthy rye.

Taste: Complex and balanced. It's equal parts sweet (honey), spicy (rye and peppercorns), sour (yeast),and floral (rosehips) and bitter. Every sip is an adventure. I detected much more of the rosemary at the brewery but that seems to have faded in the last month.

Mouthfeel: For such a complex flavor profile, this is very light and airy in the mouth. A definite plus in my book, even if it's a bit too drinkable at 8.8%.

Overall: A great twist on a saison. The complexity added with the rosehips, peppercorns, rosemary, honey and rye malts make this very savory. A saison to be savored in the colder months. Give this a shot if you're a sour or saison fan.

MAbeerNE1, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Bjlps, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Rose from Night Shift Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.