Rosetta

New York
United States
Ommegang - Rosetta Kriek
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Rosetta is a moderate 5.6% ABV and its tart/sweet flavor pairs perfectly with light fare such as salad, chicken liver pâté or a pork terrine, soft cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, or a smooth chocolate mousse.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer poured clear and light brown with a very thick white head that was present throughout tasting. The nose was both fruity and mildly sour, the latter from the cherry varietal rather than wild yeast or bacteria. The flavor profile also included strong cherry notes and a restrained, slightly puckering sourness. The finish included these flavors plus sweetness from the cherries that was not evident earlier. As such, this was a balanced, sour fruit beer rather than one that's extreme in any dimension. Combined with low alcohol (no warmth on palate), a medium-to-full body, and persistent carbonation, this beer is highly drinkable to both fruit beer and sour beer veterans and those new to the style.