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Big Rock Rosmarinus Aromatic Ale

Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Traditional Ale
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Brewmaster’s Edition
Brewmaster Paul Gautreau always harbored the suspicion that bitter, aromatic rosemary would make a flavourful partner to all-natural pale ale. He confirmed this suspicion by developing Rosmarinus, the newest contribution to Big Rock’s innovative Brewmaster’s Edition program. Rosemary is a powerful, ancient herb that will take your senses to the next level. It adds a wonderful nose and vibrant flavor to our latest brew.

Knappster's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - NOV 30, 2013
Compliments of Reid Davies- my first experience with herb bier- festive rich notes with a nice pale base, going well with Beechers Smoked Flagship cheese ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
Rating 1150 05.07.2014- Bottle from 7 degrees (Chris) - My love for rosemary probably clouds judgment on this - pretty bland looking golden amber ale that bubbles its head away quickly. aroma is rosemary, spices. palate is herbal, sweet, rosemary predominant. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours clear dark orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is rosemary, spicy pepper, meal and cereal malt. Flavor is rosemary, bready malt and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6186-20140221] 341mL bottle. Rosemary pork grain aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Grainy malt flavour is infused with rosemary. Medium body. Not bad but hints at something off. (5/3/5-/2/8) 2.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2397) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
No doubt crap if you don’t like rosemary but I happen to like rosemary. Distinctly rosemary aroma. Taste adds caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
janetDhartt (2) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
I love this beer. It has a beautiful smooth and true rosemarie flavor. It is an unusual taste, so give it at least 3 or 4 sips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
2014-02-21. Crisp dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of green herbaceous rosemary over sweet pale malt. Light undercurrent of burnt grains? Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, mild rosemary character grows as it goes and lingers in the finish with green herbaceous notes. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Okay. Bottle courtesy of GregClow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
341ml bottle - c/o ... "G"? Clear bright ruby-amber with a decent frothy beige head. Aroma is light apple juice, paper and scented soap. Taste - less apple, more paper - pretty dull, but yeah, floral, in a fake way - rosemary? sure, it’s a bit earthy. Light, slick, not much carbonation, quick and clean in the finish - whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sulawang (775) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours medium dark brown with a very small lasting thin head, foamy CO2, lots of streams. Nose: clean sweet honey-grain malted rosemary, reminding me of sweet bread. Very pleasant (7/10-aromatic strength) Attack: crisp, numbingly-fizzy Mid-palate: thin-bodied, (MAIN) barley malts, med-sweetness(6/10), med-soft rosemary flavour (MILD) cereal Finish: malty-dry, flat-flavoured burpy finish Summary: Delivers rosemary flavour as promised, but not exactly refined or awesome. Body and mouthfeel are thin, no length/carry to the flavours. Just average or slightly less because I wouldn’t want to drink 5 more of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle - Herbal, flowery, tons of spice and very sweet caramel. Clear copper with a thin head. Tastes much better than it smells. You still get the spicy caramel but it is reasonably balanced. It seems very close to the Chai beer they have.

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