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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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-13-2014 19:52:37 | More by stephenjmoore
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chet4

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-08-2014 20:59:46 | More by chet4
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redfalconx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-27-2014 18:47:08 | More by redfalconx
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-24-2014 22:09:24 | More by Eighty
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Dfrittsy

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +36.2%

02-24-2014 04:41:27 | More by Dfrittsy
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-17-2014 20:58:56 | More by Chris00710
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2014 17:54:03 | More by Jslay013
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-10-2014 04:06:03 | More by jkeefe1800
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stevec32

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-09-2014 22:38:30 | More by stevec32
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-02-2014 03:26:10 | More by BColton1
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Bumblebtna

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-02-2014 01:23:46 | More by Bumblebtna
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Ljudsignal

Massachusetts

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
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-02-2014 15:22:34 | More by mklisz
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

01-01-2014 21:36:57 | More by waiting4lunch
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2014 18:23:59 | More by asparkoflife
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North Dakota

4/5  rDev +9%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-21-2013 20:28:55 | More by WTKeene
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-03-2013 05:31:45 | More by bleeps
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2013 02:28:55 | More by discharmingly
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

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
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-17-2013 19:52:16 | More by Janeinma
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-09-2013 05:38:39 | More by Boston_Steve
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dfecteau

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-08-2013 01:31:45 | More by dfecteau
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