Winter Rose Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.51%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuckeyeNation on 01-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4
pDev:
0%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 1 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Some people complain that roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses."

--Anonymous

Sunshine bright coppery orange with a thick slice of beige colored foam that may have had a pinkish tint. Then again, it could have been the power of suggestion given the name and ingredients. Lace appeared in an unbroken sheet that then became fuzzy-chubby rings indicating each mouthful.

Malt was appreciated in the nose, but berries were the belle of the ball. The first included German CaraHell and caramel pils, while the latter included elderberry and red raspberry juices. The nose was red berry-like. Since it didn't smell like strawberry or cherry, I might have been able to come up with raspberry on my own.

The toasted grain and light caramel-like nature of the malt was more evident on the palate. In fact, the base beer tasted like a Vienna lager, even though ale yeast was used. It was perfect for a wintertime fruit beer... in the same way that a pale malt-dominant beer works better in summertime.

There was plenty of reddish purple berry flavor (described in terms of color) that was also reminiscent of grapes and apples, strangely enough. Hop flavor was moderate in amount and was probably Tettnang or something similar. Sweet-bitter balance was spot-on.

The mouthfeel held up its end of the bargain with no trouble at all. It was at least medium for the style, with a slightly slick finish and a perfect amount of fine-bubbled carbonation. In fact, the next highest score was tempting.

Winter Rose Ale is a wonderful winter seasonal for both chicks and dudes because it's a fruit beer that has more going for it than fruit. Yet another solid brew from my local Rock Bottom.

 1,697 characters

Winter Rose Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.