Bubbles Rosé Ale | Rhinegeist Brewery

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Bubbles Rosé AleBubbles Rosé Ale

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States

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

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by schoolboy:
Photo of schoolboy
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This could be a gateway brew - a gateway to cider? Or maybe it really is just cider. That's what it feels like.

It pours a pale rose color (as advertised) with a tiny bit of fizz. The aroma is a dirty warning, more like bad wine than beer or cider. The taste is what I imagine cider drinks taste like (I may have tried some but I rarely would drink one, so what would I know). It's pretty big and sour, and has a depth that I doubt the ciders have. I would prefer it with more ale character.

Only recommended as a sour cider-like novelty.

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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of norinco
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fckhandsmcmike
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

tastes like a p*ssy

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Photo of wroywel
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elminy
4.76/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
2.59/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spencer96
1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkonte
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
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 DrewTheBrew
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
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 woodychandler
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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 Kevin72
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JDizzle
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aprabhu
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arawrebirth27
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of m1k3g3tz
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of BeanBump
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First dubbed as a rosé cider, the Cidergeist relinquish control of their apple cider and it has strolled onto the ale side of the brewhouse. Still, its generous use of peach, cranberry and apple lay its fingerprints all over this Rhinegeist summertime brew.

Bubbles pours the expected sparkling rosé wine color, steaming with ample carbonation and topping the glass with a stark white froth. Aromas of cider and wine intertwine on the nose with those additional orchard and berry fruits adding a rounded scent to the ale. Early flavors are of hard candy, light honey and simple fructose charm.

A consistent flavor travels across the middle palate with the taste of cranberry and peach making a slightly bigger mark on taste as the tastebuds acclimate to the playful acidity and the ale warms to reveal more secrets. Trending tart rather than hoppy, the ale finishes crisp, clean and decidedly macintosh apple-like.

A faint musty fruit flavor emits from the finish and carries the slight after palate of damp balsa. Clean but retaining a sweetness even late, the bubbles of the beer pop off of the tongue and lays a light carbonic bite on the finish, lightening the body and ushering in a sense of drinkability.

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Photo of classixIII
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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