Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.04/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a nice crystal clear copper hue with a very nice 2.5 finger off white creamy head that fades to leave light side lacing and a creamy blanket. Quite nice.
S - Aromas of light herbal hops, earthy, faint caramel malts, faint honey. Vigorous swirls bring up some nice spicy root wasabi and horse radish. The wasabi is definitely noticeable and pleasant, though having some citrus hop notes here would make it much better. Faint, faint pine.
T - Taste is pretty nice. Somewhat normal 'largely produced' pale ale as far as hop level goes. Herbal, earthy hops, caramel. Alcohol hidden completely which is nice. The finish though, while somewhat bitter, is so, so, so wasabi. Nice horse radish flavour, faint heat. For me, the wasabi is there as an accent to the end of the beer finish, almost like when wasabi is integrated in a piece of nigiri. The more I drink this the more I enjoy the balance of the earthy, lightly herbal hops, malts, bitterness, and wasabi.
M - Mouthfeel is nice, lighter carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely.
O - Overall, this was a fun beer. Leave it to DFG to do something like this. That being said, some solid hop notes ala citrus would make this a home run for me. While too heavy to be consumed with raw fish, this would be quite pleasant with some udon noodles.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 01:31:54 | More by rudzud
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