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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The vivid rose hue of this imperial Pale Ale comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Louisiana, birthplace of musician and collaborator Julianna Barwick (read all about that collaboration here!).

Julianna, who builds ecstatic choirs by looping and layering her voice, helped choose the ingredients for Rosabi and visited coastal Delaware to brew a test batch.

Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Juliannaís love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. Whatís hoppy? Ö Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tasted on 6/12/14 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese. Pours clear, bright copper, with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is very interesting with a nice bread malt aroma, some traditional resin hoppiness, and the earthy wasabi. The flavor is a bit more wasabi dominated, with all of the traditional bread malt and hops still present. It has the same dusty wasabi from the dried wasabi peas Iíve had. The body is nearly full with average carbonation and a long hoppy wasabi finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Aroma is flowers, spices, bread and hops. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, spices, fruit, spices, bread/malts and a tart/sour/bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, wasabi, grassiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with dry finish. Flavors of caramel, wasabi, earthiness and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering wasabi finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1005) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Wegmans - another disappointment. I'm not getting a ton of the Wasabi. It's reading as just bitter. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Wegmanís fairfax. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. A bit of floral on the nose. Some decent floral hop notes on the tongue. I canít say Iím getting much influence from the wasabi. Not feeling this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
(On Tap) Clear rosy golden with good white head. Pine and citrus aroma. Light bodied with mouthfilling carbonation. Complex flavour, mainly citrus and hops. AN interesting and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1084) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle poured a lightly hazy orange-rose hue w/ large rocky head and thick sticky lacing. Moderate sweet herbal aroma. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are caramel, straw, wasabi, and lime. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Draft at DFH Alehouse-Falls Church. Once again, I ran out to try the new strange DFH brew. The benefit and curse of living 2 miles from the alehouse. Amber with offwhite head. Citrus and herbal hops, with some messy herbs and spices. No wasabi heat or burn, just an off-putting herbal mess. Is it new and experimental? Yes. Is it good? No. No it is not.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1237) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy deep, dark amber color. Aroma is hops, orange, and oak. Smells absolutely fantastic! Heavy palate. Flavor is the same. Nice and hoppy, yet citrusy, earthy and delicious. Leaves a bittersweet citrus finish. I donít taste any wasabi in this but there is a little heat after a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Lost review from last fall. Surprisingly dark, though it was dark in the restaurant so couldnít tell how red. Unusual herbal aroma. Light wasabi heat in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Hazed amber color with white head, quite beautiful. A nice floral aroma. Floral hop (distinctive DFH) flavor, almost fruity, with just a touch of heat in the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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