Bubbles Rosé Ale | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.8/5
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54 Ratings
Bubbles Rosé AleBubbles Rosé Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Rosé Ale made with apple, peach and cranberry, for additional pink hue, tartness and juicy fruitiness.

Added by jp32 on 06-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,366
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
54
pDev:
20.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of woodychandler
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was on a recent short road trip up to Boston to see the Red Sox play the KLE Indians at Fenway & while I was in town, I did some shopping, natch. I stayed at a hostel in Everett & went to the Total Wine & More in town where I found this one, among many others. I have to admit that I was a little surprised to find it on here, but it is listed as an "Ale", so fair dinkum. It makes a nice addition to The CANQuest (tm) in any event.

From the CAN: "Cidergeist Cincy Made"; "A bright, dry, and lithe Rosé Ale with apple, peach and cranberry, for tartness and blush. Bubble erupts with effervescence and evanescence."

I was very curious to Crack! this one open & I followed up with an inverted Glug. Well, chalk one up for truth in advertising - it effervesced with about two fingers of fizzy, bubbly, deep-pink head that was highly evanescent, quickly fizzing its way out of existence. Color was a pretty Pink-Amber (SRM = N/A), what they were referring to as "Rosé" and "Blush". How pretty, especially given its NE-quality clarity! Nose was redolent with apples and cranberries, much like Ocean Spray CranApple that I used to drink as a kid. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery. The taste was very tart and dry with the apple & cranberry combination easy to identify, although the peach seemed to be overwhelmed. It was quite fruity, which is what I expect in the style. That said, it was more like a Cider than an Ale. Finish was very dry, but also quite fruity and refreshing. It made for an intersting interlude, but one would probably satiate me. YMMV.

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Photo of cpshoeler
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rddymk
2.32/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

For a rose wine cider it is actually pretty tasty.
Left my mouth dry after two of them.
Won't be trying them again and the 4 in the fridge will probably be in there the rest of the fall until someone comes and needs a fall pick me up.

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Photo of MattSchnipke91
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

It is a cider, obviously, and a pretty solid one - maybe not quite as crisp as you would like, apple notes are pretty heavy, but it has a nice berry kick that is easy & refreshing

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Photo of wroywel
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lbrage2000
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeanBump
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Totally NOT a beer. I mean, the can even says "Cidergeist." Nonetheless, this is a pretty tasty beverage. Ive tried several rose themed sours and they all seem to be slightly off in the sense that actual rose is pretty sweet. Since this is a cider, it avoids the tartness of a sour beer, or the saltiness of a gose and delivers a sweeter, more true to form fake rose cocktail in a can. I could kill about 8 of these while floating around in an inner tube in a pool.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy pale red with a fluid, headless surface.

Smell is toasted cracker and aerated, salty cranberry.

Taste is fairly complex of tart peach, apple, nectarine and plum. While I don’t really get much cranberry at first, it comes out a tad with a slightly bitter, dry tanniny finish.

A soft, firm crisp carbonation runs through a medium body with a semi-dry finish. Really crushable--easily the best Rhinegeist I’ve had.

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Photo of Catena724
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap @ Squirrel Cage Cafe, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pa. Served in pint glass, little to no foam/head
lovely fruit punch hue, very fruity on first sip. Not much aroma noticeable due to smokers at the bar. At half glass the cider and tart after taste came through. Very refreshing on a 90 degree day. Would not make this my go to beverage, but enjoyable. Would be a perfect alternative for non beer drinkers at a picnic. And with a name like Bubbles, who wouldn't want to try it?

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Photo of Osby5617
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewTheBrew
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elminy
4.76/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of redsoxjim
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can. No way this is beer. It tastes all cider. I guess they're muddying the water as to what this actually is. I call bullshit. It is pink, it is sweet, and it is cider. I wish I could give "N/A" as a rating. You get all 3's.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium rosé in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate pink + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy pinkish white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of apple (similar to a cider) with light aromas of sweet peach and light to moderate aromas of tart cranberries and hints of wheat malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of fermented apple cider with some light flavors of sweet peaches. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of tart cranberries. Minimal amounts of bitterness with a light lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a hint of dryness and acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: Formerly a cider, now marketed as a Rosé Ale... definitely still lots of apple + peach presence more reminiscent of a Boone's Farm kind of apple wine. Super easy to drink, enjoyable, and refreshing - perfect for the 70+ degree February day here in NC. I could easily have a couple of these - had been putting off drinking it because I did not think I was going to like it (wife brought it back for me from a trip).

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Photo of ThaHealer
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fckhandsmcmike
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

tastes like a p*ssy

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Photo of kaitmcqueen
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of arawrebirth27
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bubbles Rosé Ale from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 54 ratings