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Rose | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally known as 'Golden Rose' - discontinued in 2005.

"Rose is inspired by the Belgian Tripel style. It is a top fermented ale which has a deep golden color with a light refreshing body. The beer has a subtle hop profile using the Northwest's finest whole hop flowers. We use Aromatic and Honey malts along with Candy Sugar to give it a unique and fruity character. It is 6% alcohol by weight (7.5% by volume)."

Added by Mitchster on 02-27-2002

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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 154
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3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber-orange with a persistent white blanket leaving creamy arms of lace on the glass.

Rose has a really woody smell, of the dried variety, with some bready banana funk and hibiscus.

The strange breadiness, sort of like corn bread, comes through in flavor too, with a rosy funk. Slightly tart, but also a little hot and phenolic, with a light black pepper accent, all via a frothy soft body and a dry finish.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma is malty with dark fruits, mostly berries and some yeast funk. Taste has bitter damp wood, quite bland and watery.

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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

December 2016 Rose is a farmhouse Alex with hibiscuses ans peppercorn.
Pours a pinkish amber color with ligh head ring.
Lots of floral notes - hibiscus, cherry, fruity.
Sweet and slightly tart. Floral and fruity smell carries over. Lightly hopped.
Malty fruity finish. Very nice.
Medium carbonation, smooth.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brought on a darker than expected color, pretty much amber. Good thick 3/4" white head. Aroma hit some alcoholic citrus notes. The beer at this point might has well have been an ipa in my mind.

Hot alcohol on the taste, pepper, spice rack, coriander, lots of yeasty impact. A lot going on, pale honey malts, light sweetness, lots of yeast in the mouthfeel, and through and through, plenty of hot alcohol not hidden.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 2016 version. On tap at the brewery

A: A clear pink/plum color with very little head or lacing.

S: Belgian yest, candied sugar, honey. Floral and fruity.

T: Comes on sweet, strong and Belgian tasty. A floral/fruitiness featuring honey, caramel and Belgian yeast. Yummy.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation.

O: I love this 2016 version. Highly drinkable.

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3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

like everyone else - batch 34. Over 12 years old.

I swear this beer tastes like watered down Adam. Leathery, smokey, malty.

But it's not.

I cannot taste any Belgium Triple like charactor in this but it's still tasty.

I am just writing this so people can ignore the label on this brew. It tastes nothing like a triple.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Smurf2055
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 34.

Pours a barleywine copper with a minimal head and quite a bit of yeast sediment.

Smell is huge caramel and toffee, slight bit of alcohol and creme brule.

Taste is creamy and sweet, sugar, caramel, a bit of fruit and Belgium yeast.

A bit bready on the finish. Fantastic, I don’t think it’s past prime at all.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks Joe.

Golden Rose
Batch 12

The beer is murky, rust orange with no head. The aroma brings some oxidation, well water, earth, mineral. Smooth feel. Very low carbonation. Earthy, mineral water, basement funk. This beer tastes old. Watery mouthfeel. Fun to try, but this is past its prime.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. A properly cellared bottle of Batch 34 from 2002. Pours a dark hazy orange amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit, light oxidation. Flavor is rich caramel, caramel malt, dark and dried fruit; sweet and noticeably oxidized, but very mellow and pleasant to drink. Sherry like flavors and an odd woody element that is certainly not from barrel aging. Excellent medium body with nice creaminess, great mouth feel. I have been put off by some of the oxidation flavors in other aged beers, but in this one it fit perfectly. I'm blown away that a 7.5% beer has stood up for over 10 years. I'm delighted I found this and was able to taste this fine aged beer.

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Rose from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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