Beer Reviews

Little Bubs (Session Rosé Ale)

A bright and refined Session Rosé Ale with apple, peach and cranberry. A tight and crisp expression, with smaller ABV compared to its bigger cousin, Little Bubs whispers tartness and sparkles with refreshment.

Reviews are done by Jim Matt, our Chief Science Officer, who is also a veteran FoBAB judge, GABF judge, and BJCP Master judge.

Malts: 2-Row

Hops: Cascade

Rhinegeist Little Bubs in pint glass

Little Bubs is the latest addition to our year-round lineup. What does this brew bring to the table compared to our other core offerings?

It is a refreshing fruit ale through and through. Less than 5% ABV and drier than Bubbles.

Talk about our history with Rosé Ales, and what we’re exploring in this space.

Our own Bubbles was our first foray into the rosé ale space and was the first major one to be produced locally. It was a big hit with customers, but the biggest push back we received was that Bubbles was a bit too sweet and high in alcohol. Welcome Little Bubs, which weighs in at 4.7% ABV and has a dry refreshing finish that begs you to grab another sip.

Rhinegeist Little Bubs Session Rosé Ale Can Pouring into Pint Glass

What makes you want to drink this beer?

It is fruity, light, refreshing and oh so satisfying.

Appearance: Light haze, slight pink-ish color. Medium carbonation.

Aroma: Medium fruity aroma (apple, peach and cranberry). Low malt aroma, no hop aroma.

Taste: Medium fruit flavor (apple, cranberry and peach), some light tartness from the fruit. Medium malt flavor, slightly grainy finish. Low hop bitterness, no hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light body, medium carbonation. No alcohol warmth.

What foods would pair well with Little Bubs?

Simple fare like a ballpark hot dog or pizza.

Ideal glassware for Little Bubs?

Standard pint glass.


Can of Little Bubs Session Rosé Ale from Rhinegeist Brewery
Rhinegeist Little Bubs pouring from tap
Rhinegeist Little Bubs pouring from tap
Little Bubs can next to pint glass