Rhinegeist: Bubbles Rosé Ale
We know what you’re thinking: “An ale on a cider blog?!” While it is true that Bubbles is not a cider, it does contain apples, so we’re considering it an honorary cider — just for today though. We don’t want to get completely carried away 😉
Beer: Bubbles Rosé Ale
Origin: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Label Description: “A bright, dry, and lithe Rosé Ale with apple, peach, and cranberry for tartness and blush. Bubbles erupts with effervescence and evanescence.”
Color: Rose gold, clear
Aroma: Apple and cranberry are primary; peach is secondary.
Body: Between light and medium
Carbonation: Between low and medium
Flavor Profile: Sweet apple and peach with secondary notes of honey come through upfront. Tart cranberry finishes the sip and continues into the aftertaste.
Overall Thoughts and Rating
I was pleasantly surprised by Rhinegeist’s Rosé Ale. It is a refreshing, perfect-for-summer drink. The sweetness upfront from the apple and peach is counterbalanced by the tartness of the cranberry at the sip’s close. My only quibble is that I would have preferred it to be slightly drier, but that said, I still enjoyed it.
Overall, I liked Bubbles from Rhinegeist. Even though it is an ale, it really felt like drinking a cider due to all of the fruit notes. I liked the tartness from the cranberry, as it helped to reign in the sweetness of the apple and peach. It is also very light, which makes this a great pick for summer, especially at a BBQ.