Oak & Rosé

Indiana
United States
Oak & Rosé, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

We traded a few cases of beer for wine barrels from our friends and neighbors at Oliver Winery in 2006, resulting in award-winning red and white blends. 2018 is our first release of Oak & Rosé, our blonde base beer, Basis, aged on Chambourcin grapes. This blend creates tart and sweet flavors reminiscent of dry rosé wine.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
8
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Aged German Spalt
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsner, Raw White Wheat, Bonlander Munich
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Oak & Rosé by Upland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Wild Specialty Beer (Category 28C) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. An extremely vinous aroma rises from the glass with ripened dark grapes and notes of red cherries. There is a prominent presence of oak that adds depth and even greater reminiscence of wine. The beer pours an attractive light red with hues of purple and a resilient tightly packed light pink head. The flavor is grape forward but very delicate overall. Freshly picked strawberries meld with ripe raspberries and oak in a nuanced manner. There is a light acidity that is very complementary to both the dry finish and to the overall flavor. In a way, this drinks more like a carbonated rosé than a beer. It is very mild overall but has a great deal of fruit expression and complexity if you’re concentrating on what is in your glass. This is a great gateway beer for the wine lover that is intrigued by the world of beer but doesn’t know where to begin their journey. It will also be enjoyed by beer connoisseurs that appreciate an understated wild ale with delicate berry flavors. 

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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