Rose | Night Shift Brewing

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Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison brewed with rosemary, rose hips and pink peppercorns.

Added by Jason on 08-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I have heard great things about Night Shift Berlinners, but I could not get my hands on any.
So I gave this a try, because it sounded good.

It looked great! A nice in between of yellow and orange.
And the smell was just as great. A nice floral, funky smell, almost like vinegar or some kind of funky yeast.

I really really looked forward to having this beer.
And I wanted to like this beer.

But it had this un-pleasant taste to it. Almost like a strong vinegar spiciness.
My friends and I could not put our finger on it, but even as we let the beer get closer to room temperature, it was still hard drink.

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2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle into tulip. Batch #11, bottled 10/17/13. Thanks again AutumnBeerLove!

A: Pours a lightly hazy dark iced-tea color with a couple fingers of off-white head that slowly faded into a lasting collar. Wispy of clinging lace were left down the glass.
S: Peppercorns and rosehips are strongly noticeable on the nose, but the rosemary is in there as well. I get a mild sweetness, which I assume is the honey. There’s something in there that reminds me of balsamic vinegar – probably the rosehips. However, the combined ingredients smell a bit plasticy and rough.
T: Not as rough as the nose, but the rosehips do add that strange vinegary-floral taste. The pink pepper corns and a nice peppery layer of spice, and the rosemary comes through with hints of its characteristic flavor in the finish. The aftertaste has a blast of tart vinegar and rough acetone, as well as a lingering spiciness.
M: Medium body, slick and greasy mouthfeel with a harsh acetonic finish. Carbonation is fairly smooth but kicks up in the finish and really tingles my tongue.
O: My least favorite from the five or so beers I’ve had from the brewery. Flavors are not bad, but the harsh vinegar and plasticy acetone make this hard to drink, and the carbonation doesn’t help.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in a tulip.

Appearance: Opaque, orange/honey in color. Quickly receding head with med-coarse bubbles. Some lacing in glass.

Aroma: Tart aroma, rose hips, rosemary up front. Some malt sweetness with a deep whiff. Distinctly floral aroma, less herbal than one would expect for rosemary addition.

Flavor: Tart flavor first, followed by a herby rosemary flavor, then light malt with a final return to the tart that lingers. No alcohol flavor percieved, surprising for a 8.9% ABV. Very similar tartness to a flemish brown/red. Floral component is barely perceptible and herbal flavors linger on tongue. Upon warming, floral notes are "mid-taste". Peppercorns start to appear in finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium tartness with light carbonation and light-med body. Tart lingers ever so slightly. Very dry finish.

Overall: Very refreshing. Tart is a bit too much if considering a second pint. Floral and herbal playing together is interesting, but not my favorite. Ethanol warms after the second glass but the beer is not boozy. If having as second beer, a strange "barf-like" flavor appears on the tongue because of the rosemary/tart conflict.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Marigold to gold fade, very cloudy, almost to the point of translucence. Thin head with some splashy lace. Not the foam show I expect from a high end saison.

Smells floral and sweet: nectar like. I'll buy rose and honey. Slightly metallic.

Tastes like it smells: floral honey nectar. Bees and humming birds would like this. Some yeasty dryness for balance and a very,very mild tart accentuation.

Brewed with floral honey, rosehips, rosemary, pink peppercorns and aged in fermenters formally containing a Berliner. Usually a long grocery list of add ons make for a messy beer but they all play well together and taste like what one would imagine it to taste like.

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Rose from Night Shift Brewing
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