Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty sweetness and a slight citrus note, the aroma was kind of thin. The beer poured a brownish orange color w/ golden red highlights; medium lasting head and lacing. The flavor was malty w/ slight citrus, pine and light fruit esters. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Smell is kind of fruity and definite malt character. Taste comes across as a bock should, fruitiness from the malts, accompanied by some funky fungal flavors. NIce deep brown, though minimal head. A pleasurable session lager.
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dull red with medium-sized fluffy light-tan head. Aroma is fruity and nicely balanced of hops and malts. Taste is more on the malty side. There are some initial spices and sweet malts that give way to a bland icky bitterness. Medium bodied. Some hints of caramel in the nose and in taste. Nothing too special at all. Pretty blah.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright, dark copper color with qhite head with medium retension. The nose is like a typical pilsner with hints of frutiness and light diacetyl. A sirupy mouthfeel leads to a rich malty, caramel flavour with crisp hoppiness. It ends with a long bitterness. A good example that "less is more" is not true when it comes to beer.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper colour. Nutty malt nose, caramelly and hoppy. Caramelly flavour with hints of diacetyl. Light bitter. Medium bodied.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Probably the easiest Rogue to find around these parts. 22oz bottle. Pours an orange color, medium white head. Aroma has honey, mandarins, lychee and peach. Flavor is sweet honey-like malts with blackcurrant and peach overtones. A nice level of hop flavor and bitterness balances out the fruity-yeasty body. The thick chewy mouthfeel melds well with a nice bitterness. I like this beer, even if it isn’t the best representative of the style.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and peach colored with a nice head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma with a touch of smoke. Very fruity and easy to drink wiith low bitterness or hop flavor. Has a sort of soda pop character with a tutti fruiti flavor. Pretty good but not like any bock or maibock I’ve ever had.
SSSteve (3958) - - FEB 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 amber color. yeast floaters present. malty, dark fruit, carmel aroma. mild hop flavor, mostly malt. somewhat bitter palate. lots of bready, caramel malts. big flavor.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. The colour is dark amber; the creamy beige foam disappears into nothing in a rather short time.
The smell got notes of yeast, malt, honey – raisins, some hops, some alcohol, dried fruits (apricots?) and some cream – diacetyl.
The carbonation is fresh and strong (but not too strong) with medium sized bubbles.
The taste is somewhat sourish with a touch of alcohol, roasted malt and a sweet touch of honey and raisins. The aftertaste is a bit sweet with notes of nuts, raisins, dry fruits and a falling bitterness. The rather long and coherent finish got a touch of salt.
A nice beer, but the taste of alcohol spoiled some of the experience.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, small creamy white head. Fruity and quite sweet aroma of caramel, banana, nuts and crackers with a small hint of hops. Malty toffee flavour, hints of cookies and milky chocolaye. Cracker-like finish.