RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (10006) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
355 ml bottle @ lbaren. Batch #41. 2005 vintage.
Pours clear amber color with no head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sour berries, nettle, rose hip and barnyard notes. Flavour of ripe fruits, sour berries, herbs, mild caramel and rose hip. Obviously has seen better days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8310) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ lbaren, batch #41
Aroma is slightly sweet with caramel, some rosehip and moldy potato cellar. Flavour is rather weird with moldy cellar aromas, some tart red wine and hints of vinegar. Far from a tripel and definitely past its prime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
355 ml bottle @ lbaren, Copenhagen. Batch 41.
Pours an amber colour without a head. Aroma of sweet raspberries, mandarin orange and some yeast. Flavour of sweet raspberries, dough, wood and some malts. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a watery, slightly fruity finish with some alcohol. Has clearly seen its best days already.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle, batch 2 when it was called golden rose, from 96 I believe... a bit oxidized as you would think but really easy to drink with some great honey notes, alcohol well hidden... Id track down one of the 2000 batches for sure!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Murky amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet sugar and toffee, a little bit of floral aroma. Sort of just old...Sweet malt, sugar, oxidized, watery, toffee, and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (7131) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle from lkonsotiet cons 2011-07-07 Gteborg AR: flowery (rosehip), black peppery AP: Earl grey colored body, a bit beige ... Diminishing head. Thick liquid. F: short but heavy flavor of rosehips, rose pepper, a bit overall dry feeling, finish is peppery, wee bubbles. Yolk is perhaps a bit sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7451) - Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle (batch 41) shared by doug, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy brown/amber color with a small off-white head and light lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and brown sugar
Taste: Brown sugar, medicinal and woody

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
12 ounce bottle batch 41 thanks to Jacob. Pours a murky caramel color with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. An interesting nose of sweet candied beets (I mean, this is something Id never put a finger on it till it was mentioned but now I cant help notice it) and some tartness. The flavor is a very odd medicinal/herbal mix alongside both tart flavors and more traditional sweet sugary Tripel flavors. Some oxidation. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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. Im glad I got to try this finally. Thank you!

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