Rose - Night Shift Brewing
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3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle poured into my Night Shift tulip. Bottled 10.17.13, whoops...should've gotten around to this little lady sooner, methinks. Batch No. 11--this is one of the sour ones.
Pours a hazy amber with a frothy finger-high off-white head. Poor head retention--it subsides in under a minute--is counterbalanced by the stubborn collar and film of foam atop the beer. Almost no lacing to speak of--a handful of spots here and there, no more.
In the nose, tart floral rose hip notes, strong spicy and herbal rosemary, sweet honey, and a powerful yogurty lactic funk atop it all. Subtler notes of cracked black and pink peppercorns.
Taste follows the nose almost to a tee. Spicy peppercorn and tart vinegary citrus on the front of the palate is joined mid-palate by a sweeter rose hip note--which, alas, is almost immediately overpowered by wave upon wave of spicy, herbal peppercorn and rosemary. Finishes with one final kick of rye-like spiciness, a subtle note of honey, and a flash of what I swear is...vanilla? Am I crazy?
Medium-bodied, prickly carbonation. Feels slick on the palate.
On the whole, Night Shift continues to intrigue and surprise me...even when I don't necessarily love their end product. This is a very nice bottle, don't get me wrong--but the overlap of tangy floral and spicy herbal notes obscures a lot of the nuanced complexities that I look for in the saison style. Ignoring stylistic conventions, though, this remains a fairly impressive and nicely tasty effort.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2014 00:45:28 | More by Ljudsignal
2.68/5 rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
I have heard great things about Night Shift Berlinners, but I could not get my hands on any.
So I gave this a try, because it sounded good.
It looked great! A nice in between of yellow and orange.
And the smell was just as great. A nice floral, funky smell, almost like vinegar or some kind of funky yeast.
I really really looked forward to having this beer.
And I wanted to like this beer.
But it had this un-pleasant taste to it. Almost like a strong vinegar spiciness.
My friends and I could not put our finger on it, but even as we let the beer get closer to room temperature, it was still hard drink.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2013 03:58:42 | More by davewlfpckfan29
Rose from Night Shift Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.