thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 (4864) - Fort Wayne, 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.
SpringsLicker (3456) - 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 wasnít feeling it!
JoeM500 (1908) - 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 wasnít 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.