Bubbles Rosé Ale | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.82/5
Very Good
45 Ratings
Bubbles Rosé AleBubbles Rosé Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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:
#20,940
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
45
pDev:
21.73%
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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 dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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 Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev +1%
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 VelvetExtract
3/5  rDev -21.5%
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 tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i hate that i like this so much. rhinegeist is pretty garbage in general, and the idea of them making a sparkling rose cider (or whatever) with cranberry just makes my stomach turn. but this is delicious--a bit sweet and fruity up front, with a lovely carbonation, and a zippy, dry finish that leaves you very refreshed and wanting more. fuck this beer, but i really like it.

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

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

Photo of schoolboy
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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 nrbw23
1.63/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper-red body, clear, with a thin pinkish white head, minimal lacing.

S - All sorts of fruit, from expected grape, to cranberry and a touch of stone fruit, over a moderately sour hit.

T - The nose continues in the taste, but the flavor narrows a bit, into a tart cranberry note and red grapes. The middle offers something slightly vegetal, but the close swerves back to tartness. The fruit is strong with this one, and malts really take a back seat to that fruit.

M - Brisk, clean and with a lingering scrubbing acidity in the close.

O - Not sure this fits easily into any category. That said, it is tasty and a pleasant drinker.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDizzle
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of redsoxjim
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norinco
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.85/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bubbles Rosé Ale from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 45 ratings