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Rogue Artisan Lager

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Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light bronze in color, medium-bodied, with a malt aroma, a slight malt sweetness and clean hop bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Nice carbonation; very smooth texture. Light, flavorful malts with a sweet base. Floral, aromatic hops. Nicely balanced and flavorful beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
Deep golden amber.Little or no aroma. Good sweet malt flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 Top notch! This is a superb Vienna lager on par with the world-class Great Lakes Eliot Ness. It's lightly hopped and has a hint of bockishness. Though I'm concerned my bottle is a bit old, I can still see why so many people loved this brew while it was still made.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2000
big malt front, and a very crisp clean lager taste that is very appealing. Adequate hops, and a top notch Lager in my book.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2001
My bottle was out dated. Beer was very unusually cloudy and unfiltered? Stale beer sucks. I think this is a limited edition forum, therefore I will not have anything to compare it to.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2002
Never been a fan of this style but this brew is certainly an exception. Rogue manages to add its own twists especially complexity in this beer. The first thing that takes me by surprise is the barley wine-like maltiness that rushes up the nose when you first open the bottle. The palate is equally surprising, very malty with an almost caramel/toffeish ale like weight as well as a wonderful toasted and spicy hop finish. Pyramid brews a wonderfully complex Vienna for my restaurant (Palomino) that’s still top of my list but this Rogue is right up there.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--Artisan Lager-Statue of Liberty. 1997-8 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV--23 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Slightly hazy pretty amber color. Smooth rich butterscotch lager body. Delicate marzen fruit sweetness with a touch of spicy hop character. 1999 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV--23 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Amber Lager--Rich clear golden red marzen color. Rich toasted light floral front introduces rich thick smooth toasted caramel body that is lightly sweet and tempered by light hop spice finish. Malty plus hops. Sampled 6/8/1999.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
i bought this years ago,but i do remmber thinking,"this is the best lager i have ever had."soooooo good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Well, here goes nothing. It poured out a big thick cream colored head, and eventually revealed the amber color of the beer. The aroma is a bit off. It has a bit of spice in it, some olives, ceral grain and honey. Odd mixture. As for the taste....Suprisingly not wretched. In fact somewhat enjoyable. Initially its decently sweet, but then It does get to you that with that feeling of past-its-prime taste. I don’t know how long this beer was sitting at Chuck’s Fine Wine and Cheese in Chagrin Falls, but there were two bottles. One that magicall appeared around the new year out on one of the counters, and the second that was sitting atop of a shelf away from the rest of the beer. So for as long as they were there, and fortunately somewhat out of the way, it has held up respectablly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2003
A friend of mine found one of these sitting in an A&P liquor mart, and figured I'd like it, mainly to save the bottle. The beer poured a cloudy golden amber, with a copious head. Smelled and tasted a little old, slightly tinny and past it's prime. Aside from that, it was fairly full bodied, nice and malty, with very little hopping. I would have liked to try this fresh, but it was fun anyways. Ratings boosted slightly for potential.


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