1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rose - Night Shift Brewing

Not Rated.
RoseRose

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2014 23:28:16 | More by acurtis
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 23:42:39 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Night Shift

Hazy amber pour, with a thin white head that left a few dots of lacing on the glass. The nose was quite herbal and floral, the rose coming through in a big way, and the rosemary--as always--being a bit too dominant. Taste of honey and pale malts, rosemary, floral notes from the roses, a touch of what seemed like lactic tartness, and a bit of peppery spice, but I probably wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't mentioned in the description; finished with a slight earthy funk. Kind of vague for the saison label. Medium body. Interesting and good, but lacking balance.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 23:00:19 | More by Rifugium
Photo of rab53
rab53

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

10-13-2012 18:32:28 | More by rab53
Photo of Kelp
Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-29-2013 06:31:49 | More by Kelp
Photo of PEIhop
PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-09-2012 14:02:06 | More by PEIhop
Photo of Zaphog
Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-21-2014 23:36:54 | More by Zaphog
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-27-2014 22:15:55 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of Dope
Dope

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is unlabeled as far as ABV, batch # and bottling date. Appears to be Batch 2 according to the website, however.

A: Pours a very cloudy orange with a huge and dense slightly off-white head. Fades pretty slowly, retention is quite good. Excellent thin film of lacing all over the glass.

S: Very floral with lots of roses as you would probably imagine. Very similar to lavender. Spicy peppercorn and some honey. Honey almost smells like agave oddly enough - it's close.

T: Lots of spicy peppercorn up front with a rose/lavender flavor in there. In the middle the rosemary kicks in with constant spicy peppercorn floating in and out. Ends with a flourish of honey and some fading roses. Lingering aftertaste is of bitter peppercorn and rye. Pretty much pure flowers and spices, don't really get much in the way of saison-like qualities unfortunately, it's honestly more like a gruit than anything.

M: Medium bodied, tangy and spicy.

O: Not a bad beer but lacks a lot of beer qualities in my opinion. Night Shift sure loves their unique ingredients and they tend to overpower the beer itself. This one is no different, the beer is basically all flowers and spices - strong ones at that. Really didn't get much in the way of hops or spices or yeast really, unfortunately. Still a decent tasting brew, don't get me wrong.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 03:11:44 | More by Dope
Photo of ncaudle
ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-01-2014 23:35:12 | More by ncaudle
Photo of brez8791
brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.5%

09-11-2012 00:49:00 | More by brez8791
Photo of donkeyrunner
donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Marigold to gold fade, very cloudy, almost to the point of translucence. Thin head with some splashy lace. Not the foam show I expect from a high end saison.

Smells floral and sweet: nectar like. I'll buy rose and honey. Slightly metallic.

Tastes like it smells: floral honey nectar. Bees and humming birds would like this. Some yeasty dryness for balance and a very,very mild tart accentuation.

Brewed with floral honey, rosehips, rosemary, pink peppercorns and aged in fermenters formally containing a Berliner. Usually a long grocery list of add ons make for a messy beer but they all play well together and taste like what one would imagine it to taste like.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:16:01 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of kaelingirl
kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

10-18-2012 22:48:46 | More by kaelingirl
Photo of Zbeetleman
Zbeetleman

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-09-2013 05:11:26 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of SadMachine
SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-22-2014 15:55:36 | More by SadMachine
Photo of waiting4lunch
waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

01-01-2014 21:36:57 | More by waiting4lunch
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-27-2012 20:28:03 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-27-2013 22:39:12 | More by Dicers
Photo of jaasen64
jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-11-2013 20:00:43 | More by jaasen64
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-03-2013 17:52:41 | More by Kmlund
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-25-2014 02:01:15 | More by markgugs
Photo of papat444
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
Photo of trevorpost
trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-08-2012 23:11:47 | More by trevorpost
Photo of DerekMorgan
DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-02-2013 03:00:00 | More by DerekMorgan
Photo of polishkaz
polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-30-2013 02:34:56 | More by polishkaz
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rose from Night Shift Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.