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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Rose is named for Portland, Oregon, the Rose City. Originally called Golden Rose, this Beer started life as a straight forward Belgian Tripel and evolved into a Beer made with beets, hibiscus flowers and pink peppercorns. She has always been inspired by the Belgian style known as Tripel, which has a low level hops and is deceivingly light in body for its alcohol strength. This is achieved through the use of imported Belgian candi sugar. Not Brewed since 2005.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
In short: A unconventional fruity, very flowery and slightly oxidized red Belgian ale. Decent
How: Bottle 12oz. Exact age unknown. Many years old. A nice little bonus sent to me by justn, thanks a lot Justin
The look: Cloudy auburn body topped by a very small beige head
In long: The nose is a basket of fresh red fruits over a bed of freshly cut flowers. No sign of oxidation or maderisation, sure didnít smell old. However in mouth the beer age shows through very obvious oxidation. Taste of wild berries, cherry pit, some wood, scented flower petals, plain cookies. Carbonation is still holding. Either the oxidation vanishes away with time (doubtful) or it is light enough that by the end it wasnít bothering me at all. Given the age of the remaining bottles I donít think I would have actively seek this beer out, but since I got it as a gift (trade bonus) I thought ďwhat the heck, letís try itĒ. And the truth is, this beer is actually still quite drinkable, at least the bottle I just drank. Iím really interested in knowing of other people recent experience with this beer is. Please send me a beermail and tell me when you had your last bottle, how old the bottle was, your credit card number, if the beer was oxidized, if it was still properly carbonated, credit card expiration date, where you got the bottle from.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4759) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
bread, chocolate, amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, lively.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Brown color with a red note. Hazy. Almost no head. Odd aroma, think its the hibiscus, gives some sharp notes. Perhaps chocolate too. Sweet flavor, some acidic too. Moderate bitter finish. Dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Batch 41. Pours rusty copper with a head that lasts for 5 secs, and then no head at all. Aroma is really different. Leather, sour berries (canít tell which), quite some oxidation, melted dark sugar and caramel, a hint of cardboard. Taste is less complex than the aroma. Hay and caramel, peppers, some yeasty notes with robust belgian yeast sweetness and and interesting sourness in the back of the mouth. Definitely one of the better tripels Iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle. Batch 41. Rusty copper color with a shy head that doesnít linger for very long. Very good-looking, actually; much like a dark brandy or cognac. Aroma has a nice sweetness to it with a lot of burnt caramel and sugar, while also being very fruity with a fresh, berry-like character. It is quite old, and as such has a slightly oxidized sourness as well. It also has lots of spices, and some leather. Quite complex and difficult to decode. Taste is really smooth with the promised burnt caramel/burnt sugar sweetness, and a slight sourness as well. Very fruity, but not as thick as one might imagine. Thusly, it remains quite fresh and easily drinkable. Some yeasty stuff goes through as well, adding to the subtle sourness. Very nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
355mL Golden Rose ed thanks to FlandersNed. Very old bottle. 8+ years. Pour is a hazy brune (not blonde) with a medium yellow head requiring some intense coaxing. Not much retention and no lace. Nose is outstanding: heavy maple, intense old barleywine character, rich toffee and brittle, golden raisins. But nose here is much richer and complex than that: so much burnt sugar and butterscotch, orange spice, cranberry. As it opens up: loads of sweet Southern iced tea. For real. Loads and loads of old ale complexity. Way more complex than a Tripel nose and looks nothing like a Tripel.

Taste is soft and thinner up front with sweet crannberry, toffee, burnt sugar, light lemon, small cardboard oxidation. Mildly thin and tart. Pretty spicy alcohol warming in the finish. Probably a little past its prime, but has held up very well considering this is not a beer you would typically age. Iím glad I got to try this finally. Thank you!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10617) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Frothy fair mostly deminishing head. Nice amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy spicey aroma. Moderate bitter very strange flavor. No way its a trippel, perhaps a S/H/V? Average light bitter hibiscus finish. Oily palate. Rubbish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1739) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle, Golden Rose, shared with GT2, thank you kindly sir! Pour is hazy dark gold with a small yellow head, no surprise given the age. Aroma is fantastic: rich malty barleywine, caramel, butterscotch, orange, spiced beets. Flavor is burnt sugars, creme brulee, butterscotch. Very sweet. Palate is oily, warm, sweet, a bit flat. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
12 fl. oz bottle, batch #41, purchased at ōlKonsortiet, Aalborg. A low fine-bubbled beige head, upon a near-clear brownish amber body. Nice and unusual smell of fresh herbs, flowers, perfume and berries. Also a scent of biscuits and sweet roasted nuts. Taste is less complex. But good, indeed. On the sweet side, both fruity and malty. Notes of herbs, pepper and marzipan. Mild, gentle bitterness. Surprisingly light in body. Slick in the mouth. A certain alcohol warmth in the ending. Overall a very nice interpretation of a Belgian Tripel

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheeta (1181) - LangŚ, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Aroma is light chocolate. Small head. Clear orange body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium palate.


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