IndianaRed (2331) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a bright clear lively gold with a frantic white head that very quickly dissipates. Almost no real lacing. Wheat and apples on the nose. Flavor is mild, a bit sweet, bready and easy on the hops. These honey here too. Like butter and honey on wheat toast. Nice feel, heafty for a lager. Finish only faintly bitter fairly smooth. ABV tastes pretty low, though it is not listed.Pleasant but unremarkable.
PorterPounder (5369) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling, dark gold appearance with a thin, quickly fading white head. Slight buttery aroma with some fresh lake water notes - very faint though. Has a slightly buttery flavor, reminds me somewhat of a Bohemien Pilsner. Also pick up some faint candied sugar notes that you find in a Belgian - strange. Thick mouthfeel for a lager, sits well. Overall, done up nice.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
mildly sweet in the nose and flavor, but not in a way I enjoyed. This beer just didnít do it for me.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours golden, small white frothy head, fairly active carbonation, with sparce lacing. † Very light straw and clover aroma, with hints of honey. † Mildly sweet on the tongue, definite honey and sweet grass. † Flavor was clean, finish was crisp. † Body and mouthfeel, while typically light to medium for a lager, felt quite robust for this one. † I hesitated when buying this one, but glad I picked it up!
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep gold colour. Very malty with the apple notes as described. Had some hops, but could have used some more - this was made by Rogue?! Dry finish. Not bad.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this a lot more than I thought I would.
Pours a golden color with a decent head but left no lacing.
Scent is typical for a Lager.
Taste is crisp and refreshing. Thereís a definate green apple finish to it. Well balanced with malt sweetness and the hops.
Palate, as I stated before, is rather crisp. Overall this is quite good and definately worth checking out.
thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles. The body was a carbonated hazy yellow brown color. The aroma was a simple malt hop one and the mouth feel was tingly and mild with a pilsner like mild hop finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. It was smooth and good yet nothing special enough to write Josh about!
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium sized white foamy head and fine-small sized bubbles. Fast rising carbonation and a golden orange hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet and fruity aroma. Malty and hop flavor. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, but somewhat dry. Medium bodied beer with fair lacing. Worth a try.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Irish style lagers have really become one of my favorite brew styles in late. Tends to be very smooth/creamy and soft on the palate and nose, and deep copper in color, and Kells is a great example matching all of the above. Very drinkable and goes with just about any type of food. When Iím in the mood for a lager, screw the Millers and Buds, and pass me an Kellís Irish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap@Rogue Brewery. Didn;t know what it was when i had it, now i found out its a lager and iím still confused. Whatever it is, it wasnít good. Honey/buttery malts, sweetish and not much action on the palate, pretty odd stuff.