Dogfish Head Rosabi

Anytime I see Dogfish Head in the store, I am sorely tempted to try it. This was especially intriguing because of the use of red rice and wasabi(?) in beer. I was thinking there is no way this is good, but I have to try it anyway. It poured a slightly rosy copper-ish color. The name comes from the rose color derived from the combination of malts with some red rice. The nose is mild floral hop with a little essence of wasabi, along with some bready malt. The mouthfeel is creamy. The taste is devilishly smooth and malty. It is an Imperial Ale and clocks in at 8% ABV. The wasabi is not super spicy or even super strong it just adds a slight essence of wasabi that compliments the floral notes of the hops. If anything it makes the beer taste a little bit lighter than it is. I really enjoyed this beer a lot and can see myself buying lots of it to have around. Five out of five proper pints. Sam you did it again!

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