Rose - Night Shift Brewing
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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.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 04:40:26 | More by fourstringer
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
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
Rose from Night Shift Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.