floydslip (428) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2013
Straw colored beer with fizzy white head that lingers. Nose is a little musty with slight grain scent, but really not much there. Taste is pretty straight forward with light grain up front followed by a light bitterness. Little after taste to speak of. Beer is pretty non-descript, which is highly unusual for Rogue. I do not taste the rose petals at all. Not the brewery’s best effort. DuffMan (10762) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden brown, or dark golden, depending on your perspective. Aroma is wheat and light esters, mostly soft fruit but I guess some florals are in here too (I think I’m being biased by the label-- wow, does that granny need some new glasses!). Wheaty palate, again with some esters playing a minor role, with a finish that is slightly tart. Non-germanic wheat beers just don’t impress me. If your yeast isn’t magical, then don’t make a wheat beer. BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
This beer pours a cloudy golden color with thick white head that sticks around. It has a pretty typical wheat beer aroma but the rose petals really come through in the flavor.
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The pour is basically golden yellow with a quick fizzy head that fizzles. The aroma is rather thin but I get a little wheat, grass, and a touch of floral esters. The body is thin. The taste comes off as more bitter than I expected with a kind of acidic quality to it. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), with notes of plaster and lemon pith.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Phew, what a sad, sad beer. As horrible as the Dad’s Malt Liquor was (this isn’t quite as atrocious), I’m starting to think John doesn’t like his parents, or perhaps parents in general. This is really clunky, with no redeeming features whatsoever. Thin, watery, very husky malt, plaster-and-citrus-pith accents, little disappearing head...not even any evidence of the rose petals/water, and certainly not the honey. Rogue can make some decent beers sometimes, but this one is an utter failure.
dfearnley (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
22 oz bottle to flute
Appearance is a light cloudy amber with a thin white head. The aroma is sour with lemons, honey, and nutmeg. The flavour has light sweetness and moderate acidity and a little bitterness in the finish. It's light bodied, thin, and slick. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
From bottle. Decent citrus-banana sweet aroma. A bit of rose petal in the nose. Hazy golden amber with white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts and stays sweet with mild banana and yeast. Watery. Mild rose petal taste. ScoWRee (424) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Pours a pale golden color with a nice tan foamy head. Aroma is grassy, taste is crisp. Hops, wheat a little watery. I’m not sure what a rose pedal taste like ?? Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Into a weizen glass. Hazing medium straw color with half a finger of head.
Smells like dry hay, resin and lemon. Faint aroma overall.
Tastes like apples and mild bitterness.
Crisp and light body. Moderate carbonation.
I think the rose petals add a something to the taste but it’s hard to place it. I enjoyed it, but there is not much to it. bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Nice sweetness to a well made Hefeweizen. I’m not sure of the alcohol content, but it might be between 5-6%.