Rose Frisch
Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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Fruit and Field Beer
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2.9 | pDev: 30%
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OzmanBey from Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oct 24, 2017
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unique, Lively, Quenching

Beer mixes are becoming a big buzz though the Radler style has been around since at least the early 1900’s. They’ve taken their Edel and blended it with a natural lemon based soda that dons an odd pink hue, hence the name Rose. The beer character is there, even a faint noticeable alcohol within the lemon soda flavor. It works if a much needed departure from the usual or looking for something that won’t rock you after a few.

STYLE: Fruit Beer (Radler) | ABV: 2.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

Aug 13, 2015
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flagmantho from Washington

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip. Best before 5/6/15 (or is it 6/5/15? Damn Europe!), so we're in the clear.

Appearance: well, as the name might suggest, it's pink. A very pink beer indeed. There's no haze and a light-to-moderate effervescence with a finger of pinkish-ivory foam. I guess for a fruit beer it's acceptable.

Smell: there's a lemony citrus character with perhaps a bit of grapefruit, along with a definite hibiscus type aroma. There's a hint of grain underneath, but mostly it's like a lemon shandy. It's ... OK.

Taste: the taste is really what you'd expect based on the aroma, although the lemon isn't tart and there is kind of a pop sweetness. This borders on alcopop although it definitely has a grainy, malty, beer-y undernote. So for that, it's OK.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and relatively decent creaminess.

Overall: it is more-or-less what one would expect from pink beer. That said, it is better than an alcopop -- just.

Feb 24, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.58/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a light to medium apprpriate rosy pink with a light pink head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of berry fruit, light citrus, soda like with only a hint of malt. Flavor is light grainy malt combined with soda-like berry and citrus. Light bodied with active carbonation. Tastes like what it is supposed to be, a combination of carbonated fruit drink and light malt beverage. I picked this up along with a few other lagers from this brewery new to my area. Not my style. Too sweet and not enough beer character for my taste. I know from friends that there is a big market for these soda like malt beverages, and this is well made and might appeal to that market. Interesting to try, but not to my taste. I'm rating this a bit higher than I would for a "fruit/vegetable beer" category because there is no category here for radlers, of which this is probably a good example.

Apr 05, 2015
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Luiz0930 from California

2.35/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aug 30, 2017
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Tigerbrau from Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 05, 2018
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wc94wc from California

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aug 16, 2020
Rose Frisch from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 7 ratings