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 I’m in the mood for a lager, screw the Millers and Buds, and pass me an Kell’s 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 i’m still confused. Whatever it is, it wasn’t good. Honey/buttery malts, sweetish and not much action on the palate, pretty odd stuff.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color, nice head, slight skunky hop nose. Slightly sweet, but nicely bittered. Like a premium Heinekin.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with a thin, frothy white head. Sharp, biscuity malt nose with fairly fresh German, grassy hops. Clean, crisp malt really gives a nice whole grain, bready element that lays under the hops. Fairly full-bodied for the style. The flavors are quite clean and very straightforward. The finish is maybe a bit short, but otherwise copacetic. Nothing outstanding, but a solid, drinkable, hoppy lager.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I saw this was from Rougue I was very excited, however this was not a great offering. This beer reminded me of a stepped up version of a American lager. If you like a crisp, hoppy lager this maybe right up your street, but I wasn’t feeling it!
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow with a very, very fresh nose. Crispy and wispy head, I would guess this to have come from a tapper!! While not all that exciting of a style, this thirst quencher was a perfect match for my boring burger that accompanied it. Slightly grassy and dry in the middle with just a bit of bitterness at the end.
TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful, beautiful color. Pretty tight white head. Thirst quenching, plenty of hops, though the palate was somewhat dissapointing. Still a good beer though, Rouge is my favorite, i haven;t had a beer from the brewery that wasn’t awsome.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Pours a nice gold color with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a nice hop backing. Taste is sweet with nice hop tones and ends slightly bitter. Very refreshing and smooth. Rogue can pull off any style of beer with great results.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw color with small head. It has a light sweet malt aroma. Taste is somewhat astringent and feels very light with a decent hop kick. It’s fairly sweet and decent, but not overwhelming.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly sour, musty aroma. Pee golden in color. Quickly dissipating head. Decent amount of hops and malt for this lager. Mildly chewy, with some detectable yeastiness. Kind of tastes like Rogue’s anti-Rogue beer.