Rose Hip Gold
Portland Brewing Co. — Portland, OR
The tasting: Golden orange in color, slightly hazy, with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly. At first sniff, it's quickly apparent this is a Belgian-style ale. It's full of fruity, floral, and spicy aromas. Light notes of rose are present along with some light vegetal (which in this case, are not off-putting). Flavor of coriander, white pepper, caramel, and biscuit malt. Hops bitterness very light, and mild alcohol is noticable in aroma and flavor. Rose Hip Gold is light bodied, has an effervescent mouth feel, and finishes with spicy notes of white pepper and coriander.
Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again! Portland Brewing has launched their comeback with a solid and unique beer! Priced at between $2-3 for a bomber, Rose Hip Gold is worth trying. Although I have not seen them yet, this beer will also be available in 12 oz. bottles. Portland Brewing Co. has piqued my interest and I'm looking forward to tasting some of their other new brews!
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