Myriad fresh or wet hop beers will soon be upon us but it’s not just hops being picked this time of year: the grape harvest is underway. With the 2022 vintage in full swing, Molly Rose have released a series of beer-wine hybrids from 2021. While most of the four beverages are exclusive to the brewery’s Cornerstone members, Little Rosé has been given a wider release, with this farmhouse ale a blend of the three other hybrids and featuring shiraz, Nero d’Avola and Moscato Giallo skins.
What all those elements create is a beer with a refreshing, quite zippy touch of acid and an underlying tannic character that is joined by some accompanying herbal, peppery or earthy notes. On top of all that, Little Rosé delivers a spread of fruit that flits between strawberry, redcurrant and guava, presenting as much as a low-intervention wine as a, well, beer...
Published March 19, 2022 2022-03-19 00:00:00