La Rosa Saison | Wormtown Brewery

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Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jlindros on 12-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good job lindros on beating me. Been quite some time.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a slightly hazy orange hue with a one finger creamy head that leaves nice side lacing and a good blanket.

S - Very nice light barnyard aromas with some faint citrus as well. There is a super subtle herbal aroma on the back from the rose.

T - Wow not bad for wormtowns first saison. Starts nice and funky with good Belgian yeast notes. Lots of light lemon and sweet malts. No real hop presense except the bitterness on the end. Along with that bitterness though there is a wonderful floral rose flavour to it. Nice.

M - Nice and light on the carbonation but with a slight crisp finish. Very enjoyable.

O - Overall I was rather impressed by this beer. While its not jaw dropping its still another solid beer from Wormtown. Hopefully they tun with this and do other Belgian beers.

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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Latin for the Rose. Rose hips were used near the end of the boil to impart a light citrus flavor /aroma and contribute to the light red /amber color of the beer. Rose Hips are the small fruit that follows rose blossoms in the fall..."

Had on tap at Peppercorns. Wow Rudzud, can't believe I got this on before you did.

Nice fizzy creamy pasty white 1/2 finger head fades slowly with some lacing, very hazy tan carrot orange color with a slight rosy hue.

Nose has a nice saison aroma, light malts, wheat like, a dry rustic farmhouse like yeast, citrus, light lemon rind and lemon italian ice, little sweet malt and fruity aroma.

Taste starts sweet and dry, funky like rustic farmhouse yeast flavor, nice saison yeast. Then malts, light sweet malts, wheat flavors, light spices from the yeast as well, and fairly dry. Nice hops rise up in the background, a decent bitterness, with a light floral and earthy hop. Citrus and a lemon rind flavor lingers in the background with a strange floral like spices that I imagine is the rose hips. A grainy almost gritty abrasive earthy hop makes its presence well known. As it finishes the bitterness really comes through, with light lingering earthy floral and light grassy hops, slight sticky malt but dry. The hops really start to become astringent and a crazy long bitter earthy almost salty like hop taste take away from the beer a little.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb, a bit gritty and abrasive as well.

Overall nice saison, I've been really into saison beers this year and many breweries are making them, and well. A nice tasty and very drinkable beer. maybe the only thing I would have liked more is the hops coming out on the nose a bit more, and the astringency on the finish is not so pleasant.

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La Rosa Saison from Wormtown Brewery
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