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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle from batch 41 in 2005. Pours a amber color with reddish notes, along with a small white head, thats actually more of a lace. Aroma is of berries, an earthiness, caramel, flowers and a woody note, even though it hasn’t been barrel aged. Flavor is of faint berries, a peppery spice, caramel, dusty old wood, earthiness and some flowers. Not much yeast really as in your ussual tripel. Body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a good tripel, especially considering the age. This is one of the most unique tripels i have ever had, that has some characteristics of the tradtional belgian tripel, but is still quite experimental. Its either a beer you like or dislike, i like it!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
12oz bottle. What the hell is happening here.......pours a used tampon reddish brown with a small off white head. Weird nose of asparagus piss, tabasco and dead flowers. Wow, no bueno.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Pours like unfiltered peach juice. Nose smells like asparagus laced piss. Tastes like rose hips, cardboard and flowers that have been stomped into the dirt. Painful to drink, but still interesting. Liked the cassis more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2010
6-year old bottle tasted blind. Thought it might be mead. Rather un-beerlike. Salmon-orange color with no head. Aroma of honey, fruit, (pommegranite?) spices, hay, and flowers. Dry, fruity and spicy, with honey, dried fruits, black currant or blackberry. Funky, dry, wacked. Amazingly complex and subtle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
0,35 l bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy brown color. Thick fruity and berryish aroma with raspberry and sweet toffee. Toffeish, fruity and berryish flavor with raspberry and beetroot. Not completely in balance, weird beetroot taste feels out of place.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is flower, caramel and light acidic. Flavour is caramel, flower and citrus. Strange beer, not my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle (batch 40). Clear effervescent amber pour and a slightly sweet and very vegetal aroma. Flavor is also heavy beets, brought back memories of me of being at the kitchen table and pushing them around trying to avoid them. After the inital beet flavor mellowed, then the spices and candi sugar became more apparent as the aftertaste lingered on and on. Although I frankly don’t care much for beets, I still think this is a decent beer and greatly respect HOTD for being able to make it drinkable(especially for me). About the only reason I didn’t rate it higher is because of the beet flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Golden Rose--1997 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Blonde. Hair of the Dog Brewing Company--Rose--Belgian Style Tripel Ale--Batch 34--2001 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.50% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Big sediment. Tawny dunkel orange juice color. Malty rich Belgian mild floral hop yeast front. Rich textured body. Sweet caramel malty NW flavor. Chalky mellow yeast NW hop end. NW with Belgian accents. Sampled 6/6/2002.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle to snifter.Batch # 40. Aroma floral and sweet malt. Appearance nice dark dirty red amber. Light thin frothy head disapates. Taste sweet bubbly and boozy floral. Palate thin and fizzy. I was very surprised to see this in a liquor store in Minnesota, so that is why I picked a single up. I like it as far as belgium style beer goes. Go ahead and give it a try if you see it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours an unclear brown beer with a beige/reddish head. The aroma is caramel, acidity and flowers. The flavor is caramel, citrus, acidity and flowers. The palate is sweet. Overall this is not my type of beer.


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