The Rose | The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
blackabbeybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our best seller! A rich, golden color with the spicy aroma of clove and candy banana. The Belgian yeast shines bright on the palate, light and silky, with a clean, slightly drying bitter finish. Pairs well with afternoons on the lake; spring fare, white fish and fruit.

14 IBUs

Added by khargro2 on 12-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 11
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Photo of JakerLou
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black Abbey Brewing Co. "The Rose"
on tap at the brewery
Belgian-style blonde ale, 5.7% ABV, 15 IBUs

Appearance: Fairly clear deep gold/bronze body beneath a short head of creamy off-white foam. Both the head retention and lacing could be better... perhaps a dirty glass?

Aroma: Floral, fruity, yeasty. Chalky background.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests. Malty but not sweet. Floral/grassy hops. Low-medium bitterness. Dry, chalky/fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body; smooth with a median, fine-bubbled carbonation. I can't help but feel this is actually supposed to be slightly more carbonated.

Overall: I could easily see opening and pouring a bottle of Belgian beer and finding this. Nicely done.

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Photo of Homegrownbeerbro
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Homegrown Taproom in Nashville. This has quickly become one of my favorite beers and the fact that it is made in Nashville is even better. Everything Black Abbey does is great. Pours a light golden color, light floral but malty smells. Nice puffy head with some thin lacing. Nice malty almost sweet taste with the fruity/banana finish. Very well balanced beer and very easy to drink. Finishes smooth and has just enough carbonation to be very refreshing still. I love this beer and have yet to try something from Black Abbey that I haven't. The brewery and people are awesome!

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Photo of ESpindle615
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gerasimos
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft at a local restaurant.

A: Straw yellow with slight one finger white head. Short retention and little to no lacing.

S: Belgian yeast mixed with fruit esters, banana, and clove.

T: Candied banana, soft floral hops, and cracker malts.

M: Medium to light body with a crisp, dry finish.

O: Very nice twist on an American Blond Ale giving it some Belgian flare.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange Amber in tone. Head is only a skim of off white hue. The nose is very nice with tones of citrus, vanilla and rose wine. There is a crisp cream soda like feel as well. The initial that I notice about this beer that I wasn't expecting, is a nice crisp but sutle tartness. Dry white wine like tannins pair with a soft peach skin fruit feel. This brew has excellent balance. I wish I had a cellar full of this one as it was a very pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Maybs23
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sazz9
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of CM31
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mr_Meursault
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of tommy5
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of littleblueboxer
4.76/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Toasty. Delicious. Smooth. Solid beer, great for session.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brunsojw
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Admittedly, I have a tough time getting behind the belgian pale ale. Just doesn't do it for me.

That being said, this is a decent example of the style. Crisp, banana flavored.

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Photo of crbnfbr
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The Rose from The Black Abbey Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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