Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a brilliant very light amber color, with a low white head that dissolves quickly. The nose shows initial earthy notes of what is evidently Sterling, followed by a low caramel malt note, and a surprisingly noticeable alcoholic note. The palate is fairly, almost overly, mellow, showing a light malt sweetness that is almost honey-like. Bready malt notes also come through. Carbonation and mouthfeel fine. The finish leaves a lingering low crystal malt sweetness on the palate, but is otherwise fairly crisp and very clean. Overall, a beautiful example of the generally flavorless "premium lager" style. Easily enjoyed and certainly well-brewed.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"pretty boring for Rogue. Maybe it suffered from having it as part of a sampler tray against much bigger and better beers, but it wasn’t anything special, and a little less than expected."
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a light golden yellow colored brew with a foamy one finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is grainy and citrusy. A biscuit smell is mixed with some lightly toasted malt smells as well as a grapefruit and lemon citrus smell.
Taste – The taste begins with some of the grainy flavor that was detected in the nose. There is a light amount of sweeter orange citrus as well as some light caramel taste. Upfront there are some lighter flavors of grapefruit mixed within as well. The grapefruit isn’t huge upfront, but this changes as the flavor advances further. More toward the middle and the end of the taste, a somewhat sour lemon and grapefruit hop flavor comes to the tongue. These give the brew a rather bitter and sour taste. At the very end a grassy flavor joins the mix leaving a rather odd sour but grainy and grass flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average side in terms of its creaminess and thickness as well as rather average in carbonation. A bit more carbonation and a slightly thinner body may have suited better the sour flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was pretty decent.
Overall – I was not expecting the tastes that were in this beer. Although it is not one I think I would frequent, it has a relatively interesting citrus and sour flavor that make this one a try.
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a gorgeous golden color with a crisp white head. Aroma is bread, light yeast, and a slightly floral note. Taste is bread, earthy, grass, cereal. Overall very drinkable, not a big beer but the style isn’t supposed to be.
chinchill (2148) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours lright yellow-gold with plenty of rising bubbles. The white head is good sized and durable, slowly fading into a thin top layer. Leaves decent lacing.
Smell: Some off or unattractive notes from Euro hops.
Taste: Better than what the smell hints at, this is a relatively robust and earthy lager. Mildly bitter, lightly hoppy finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate-high amount of spft carbonation. Crisp and smooth.
Overall: Not a strong style and one of the least attractive offerings from Rogue. Undated bottle is probably past its prime.
Bulk_Carrier (2278) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Hangar on the wharf. Bottle.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden yellow with a soft carbonation rising into a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some neatly coated looking lacing.
The smell definitely had the German pilsener malts making up the majority of the aroma but still letting in an adequate amount of sweet bread.
The taste was mainly the same with a decent quick crisp sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and pretty good to me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good premium beer I’d have again.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, bread, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Niko100 (2068) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, gain/hay & some hops; Flavor of malt, some yeast, floral hops, and grain: Crisp finish; Pretty good.
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - etched glass - backlog. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of grass, yeast and light bready malt. Lighter medium body.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, golden pour, thick head. Great tasting lager brew, clean crisp brew.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue Bar in San Fran on St. Patty’s Day. Appearance: finger white head, gone quickly, clear, straw yellow. Aroma: wheat, roast malt, light yeasty leaves. Palate: soft to flat carbonation, light body. Taste: wheaty sweet throughout. Overall, drinkable, but nothing special.