drunk_again (120) - GREECE - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. hazy golden color, thin head, nice lacing. aroma of citrusy hops and spices balancing with sweet malts. taste is similar with some floral notes.
beersorcerer (17) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this "belgium" style strong ale.
Clean aroma with hoppy fruity yeastees at the finish. And the Rose. Nice head that dissipates to a thin lace at the edges.
Beautifully color on the light side of "belgium" style strong ales and more on the side of tripels.
Great taste in the middle of the tongue that doesn’t go away. Carbonation is consistent and the taste is yeast rose yeast hop alcohol with a tiny touch of malt.
I really really like this one, and mention ST rarely fails to deliver and this one is no exception.
radarsock (824) - Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Bottle conditioned sparkling ale brewed with rose hips & citrusy hops." Bloody hell... sold! $8.00 exactly for the 650mL bottle purchased from One Stop Market yesterday evening. To long-stemmed wine glass, it pours a sediment-heavy amber golden sustaining a sloppily sudsy snowy white head 1 fingernail in length. Aromas of hibiscus, pralines, shortbread, crystalized ginger, lemongrass, denim, peanuts, and sea salt. Tastes flowery, dainty, and bittersweet, with notes of lavender, juniper twigs, roses, Pilsner malt, and orange peel. Sage, an explosion of yeasts, Hungary water, rose water, and Hass avocado at swallow. Impressive. A lot of flavor in this one. It’s either going to be a hit or miss using rose hips, but I congratulate them for trying this recipe out. Not bad; different. Has an intriguing watery thinness and hides its alcohol content quite well. Would have again.
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 05/03/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells really floral, the rose hips really stand out in the aroma. There’s also citrusy (lemon peel, grapefruit) hops and some peppery spice noticeable. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pineapple and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, but I’d like to try a fresher bottle next time.
Palidor19 (2883) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
it reminds me of a field of flowers, the malt are strong and biting while the hops are stingy with a citrus note. its strength is slightly hidden but has its quality.
nick76 (4145) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 The aroma is floral, malty, yeasty, and citrus. The appearance is cloudy orange with floating particles. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall good but not great.
merc7186 (1749) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Citrus, Mild Piney, Mild Rose Hips
T: Citrus, Piney, Mild Rose Water
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a nice balanced beer with decent hop profile that doesnt display the 9% ABV, decent.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a large white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Fresh citrus and leafy hops notes mix with light white bread malt and floral rosehip notes to create the aroma. Zesty lemon and lime hops up front give way to white bread and caramel malt in the mid-palate. Mild floral bitterness from the rosehips combines with leafy hops to finish. This is not the most complex beer out there, but it is one of the most refreshing, with enough about it to maintain a bit of interest too.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the vintage... Light hazy amber... Thin white head... Big zezty orange nose... Waywayway too fizzy... Big juicy fruits... Orange grapefruit and pineapple... Very juicy zezty and refreshing... Shame about the fizz
sokinsilihok (4) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed the special rose taste. A good beer with hazy pale color and citrusy aroma. On tap