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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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49degrees' rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, - JAN 16, 2003
[Batch #35] A very enjoyable Belgian styled triple that pours with an very rich golden hue and a thick frothy white head. Head rises to about 1" before giving way to a mellow surface coat with reasonable lacing on the glass. Brew carries a moderate amount of sediment A little sharp on the taste and aroma but has a very enjoyable and very long aftertaste that carries its hoppy emphasis. The hints of honey malts come through, but don’t get flattened like so many brews that try to blend out the offering with sugary malts. For once, this honey malt helps keep the harshness of the hops off their peak, but blend incredibly well under the bottle conditioned environment making for quite an enjoyable ale.


3.7
j12601 (11796) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft malt, a bit of spice, musk, yeast, fruit. Medium bodied, big malt and a bit of fruity wheat. Soft malt, big sticky plum into the finish. Sweetness. Soft malt, a bit of toast.

3.7
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2017
From old tasting notes. Labeled as "Hair of the Dog Golden Rose Belgian Triple Style Ale". Cloudy amber liquid topped by a bubbly beige head. Interesting buttery fruit malt nose. Big intense sour malt flavor has hints of yeast, grapefruit and quinine. Certain different.

3.2
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of fresh cherry skin. Flavour is as you would expect - peppercorn and cherry. However, I found it a bit sweet and reminiscent of an American tripel at its core. Decent though.

3.3
mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at Hair of the Dog, pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of saison yeast upfront, with subdued peppercorns and a touch of hibiscus. Flavour is very sweet, with lots of hibiscus upfront, followed by light spiciness, and followed by heaps of saison yeast that leave considerable fruity, floral esters. Inauthentic but certainly intriguing and drinkable. Nice one.

1.6
Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Murky red/brown. Looks and drinks like a V8. Textured like tomato juice. I’m not a fan of this. At all. Muddy and muddled.

4.1
Lore (2743) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 21, 2016
Hazy orange colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of unripe peach, maybe pear, too, bready-wheaty notes and some acidic notes; taste is surprisingly sweet with although sourish notes and mild roastedness; very fruity, very biscuity, very strange...and very good

2.9
ansalon (3844) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy rosehip with a very low white head. Aromas of thyme, floral notes, spices. Taste is very weird with wheat and spice notes and some floral notes. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied with medium carbonation.

3.2
kryon (3550) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy raspberry rose hip with minimal head Aromas of beets, spices, bread, phenols Taste has notes of beets, spicy herbal bread, honey, phenols

3.4
Ktwse (4884) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours hazy orange copper with flat white head. Aroma of spices, beetroot, bread. Taste is funky sweet, ripe fruit and spices. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
gregwilsonstl (2503) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Brown. Brown sugar. Flowery. Hibiscus. Subtle banana. Spicy. Tasted at the HOTD w joey.


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