Rose | Night Shift Brewing

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Brewed by:
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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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Night Shift

Hazy amber pour, with a thin white head that left a few dots of lacing on the glass. The nose was quite herbal and floral, the rose coming through in a big way, and the rosemary--as always--being a bit too dominant. Taste of honey and pale malts, rosemary, floral notes from the roses, a touch of what seemed like lactic tartness, and a bit of peppery spice, but I probably wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't mentioned in the description; finished with a slight earthy funk. Kind of vague for the saison label. Medium body. Interesting and good, but lacking balance.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4 ounce pour directly at the brewery.

Flavor is mild pepper, honey, herbs; Aroma and flavor boast a strong rosemary presence. Body feels light even though it clocks in at 8%. Is there such a thing as extreme floridness? Regardless, very tasty indeed.

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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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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is unlabeled as far as ABV, batch # and bottling date. Appears to be Batch 2 according to the website, however.

A: Pours a very cloudy orange with a huge and dense slightly off-white head. Fades pretty slowly, retention is quite good. Excellent thin film of lacing all over the glass.

S: Very floral with lots of roses as you would probably imagine. Very similar to lavender. Spicy peppercorn and some honey. Honey almost smells like agave oddly enough - it's close.

T: Lots of spicy peppercorn up front with a rose/lavender flavor in there. In the middle the rosemary kicks in with constant spicy peppercorn floating in and out. Ends with a flourish of honey and some fading roses. Lingering aftertaste is of bitter peppercorn and rye. Pretty much pure flowers and spices, don't really get much in the way of saison-like qualities unfortunately, it's honestly more like a gruit than anything.

M: Medium bodied, tangy and spicy.

O: Not a bad beer but lacks a lot of beer qualities in my opinion. Night Shift sure loves their unique ingredients and they tend to overpower the beer itself. This one is no different, the beer is basically all flowers and spices - strong ones at that. Really didn't get much in the way of hops or spices or yeast really, unfortunately. Still a decent tasting brew, don't get me wrong.

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