Rosita (Original) – Cerveses La Gardènia (Spain)


Rosita (Original) – Cerveses La Gardènia, 5.5% ABV, 500ml., (Tarragona, Spain)

Ingredients: water, malt of barley, sugar, honey, hops and yeasts.

  • Style: (honey, flavoured) Blond Ale
  • Taste: Sharp crisp toasted honey sweet barley malt
  • Where I got it : 16th St. Liquor / W. Vancouver
  • How much: $5 (after 10% off) CAD – 500ml., December 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah

Visual: (Cellared for 3 years). Pours cloudy amber brown with a large bubbly dissipating head, 2mm layer of retention, light lacing, very fast singular streams.

Nose: canned mandarin oranges (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: sharp crisp bite, fizzy-lively mouthfeel

Mid-palate: toasted honey, (lvl-5-sweetness), sweet barley malt

Finish: lingering honey, subtle short bitter hops, liquid barley malt exhale.

Summary: Plain barley malt flavour with a touch of honey, not much character other than the very lively crisp fizzy mouthfeel. Just an average blond.