Epic Brewing Oak & Orchard Rose
What the brewers say
"Perfectly pink with rose hips, hibiscus, and strawberry."
What our panel thought
"On the nose, pleasant complexities of candied strawberry, tropical fruit, and floral notes dance within a horse-blanket-and-barnyard funk. The sweet yet tart and sour candied strawberry flavors carry through and even linger into the finish, constantly mingling with subtle barnyard and leathery flavors early and floral notes late. It comes across like your strawberry hard candy emerged from its stable to take a stroll through the botanical garden."
What our editors thought
"A Jolly Rancher™ nose of candied watermelon and strawberry trend toward the sweeter side, but with enough subtle confidence (and tannic woody backing) to avoid clichés. Flavor-wise, it's round and acid-forward with a balanced sweetness and a bit of brilliant burn (one of those moments where a touch of acetic acid adds the right complex note). But the effervescence helps it resolves quickly into an enjoyable lingering dry fruit note that begs for another sip.