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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3.91/5  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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into my Night Shift tulip. Bottled 10.17.13, whoops...should've gotten around to this little lady sooner, methinks. Batch No. 11--this is one of the sour ones.

Pours a hazy amber with a frothy finger-high off-white head. Poor head retention--it subsides in under a minute--is counterbalanced by the stubborn collar and film of foam atop the beer. Almost no lacing to speak of--a handful of spots here and there, no more.

In the nose, tart floral rose hip notes, strong spicy and herbal rosemary, sweet honey, and a powerful yogurty lactic funk atop it all. Subtler notes of cracked black and pink peppercorns.

Taste follows the nose almost to a tee. Spicy peppercorn and tart vinegary citrus on the front of the palate is joined mid-palate by a sweeter rose hip note--which, alas, is almost immediately overpowered by wave upon wave of spicy, herbal peppercorn and rosemary. Finishes with one final kick of rye-like spiciness, a subtle note of honey, and a flash of what I swear is...vanilla? Am I crazy?

Medium-bodied, prickly carbonation. Feels slick on the palate.

On the whole, Night Shift continues to intrigue and surprise me...even when I don't necessarily love their end product. This is a very nice bottle, don't get me wrong--but the overlap of tangy floral and spicy herbal notes obscures a lot of the nuanced complexities that I look for in the saison style. Ignoring stylistic conventions, though, this remains a fairly impressive and nicely tasty effort.

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Rose from Night Shift Brewing
3.65 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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