xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2004 Really light amber color, ultra malty, with some caramel. Really thin, and not terribly exciting. Not as interesting as most Rogue offerings.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did love that sound, classy aroma this beer has. Substantial malt base mixed up with good hops. Alcohol adds some torque as well. All this is reflected in flavour zone. Maybe here Rouge is slightly less sure of it self. With all its size it misses champion’s heart. Overall still very nice late night brew.
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(65o ml bottle) Pours a medium, frothy, almond head and an orange-amber body. Slightly tart nose with a nostril full of hops. Pleasant Saaz hops with caramel. Nice stuff!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Nice honey colour, pours a small head, slightly spicy nose, grassy and caramelly notes. Almost no carbonation. Strong, has the characteristics of a true traditional ale. Got this at C’est What in Toronto for 11 bucks, the chintzy bastards. Nice, but worth the price? Never.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - OCT 3, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Looks like an amber, seeing as how Rogue’s Amber looks too dark to be an amber. Beautiful color and even better taste. Nice head and you can definitely tell that its a Rogue by its complex taste.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown in colour with a medium creamy head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Malty and yeasty nose, hops and some malts in the taste. Medium strength bitter as the taste progresses.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of yeast. The color is a clear amber or red and it has a small collapsing head. The flavor is sweet and malty with notes of oranges and yeast. An OK beer - but nothing special. A had much higher hopes for this one - coming from Rogue.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very drinkable beer that is super-smooth. Nice hazy orange-amber body with a decent head in a pint glass. The head leaves a faint lace. Moderate aroma that is not overpowering, very enticing. Floral hops are noticable, as well a slight malt sweetness. The taste is clean and much lighter than I was expecting. Very well balanced with a good, bitter finish.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Poured a cloudy amber in color, thin head, some lacing. Aroma was mildy hoppy with perhaps a touch of honey. Flavor was smooth and drinkable; a hoppy, honied sweetness with a slight bitter undertone and a slight sour aftertaste. Not bad.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a thick amber head that lasts forever but oh my goodness, this beer is hoppy. i'm starting to enjoy the more hoppy beers but this is still out of my league. however, it still is better than the other crap out there.