FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly cloudy orange beer with nice head. It fruity taste with a very light bitter aftertaste. A really good beer
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very malty with a floral hop background. Flavor is hoppy with a pancake malt taste. Finishes slightly bitter but fresh with toasty malt. A pretty tasty brew on the session side of the spectrum and very drinkable.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Morimoto Soba: Pours a cloudy orange with almost no head. Nose has some wheat and citrus hops. Fruit and malt flavors, with a bitter finish. Nice and mellow.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank the Morimoto Soba Signature version of this beer. Very mellow and refreshing and a nice beer to have all year round.
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderfully tasty and refreshing brew! Nice cloudy orange hue with a frothy white head. The flavors are somewhat fruity and citrus. This one is very fresh-tasting. My kind of brew all the way!
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Bon Vivant Beer Lovers Club on 8-29-03. This was labeled as Morimoto Soba, and not as Buckwheat Ale. Orangish brown with a small tan head. The nose is a fruity and nutty mix. The taste is odd. It seems kindy of woody or earthy and mixed with citrus and hops. Smooth finish though but leaves some sourness or tartness behind. Decent beer.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw-like color with a mild haze. Mild sour fruity aroma. Fairly sweet flavor with a splash of Arnold Oat nut bread. Decent hops with a dash of Rogue's signature bite. Good for a wheat and would be nice with some spicy asian cuisine. Otherwise, an average beer.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma going on here. Looks good, though with a dark golden body and a cute frothy head. Some nuttiness going on with mild hoppiness too. The crystal hops give a crispness to this beer, that makes it for a refreshing warm-weather beer. Somewhat boring as a beer goes, but not bad.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Morimoto Soba] I don't really see anything all that special about this beer - it's kind of like an APA with some extra wheaty/bready taste to it - a good APA? yes, but nothing all that unique, and certainly nothing "stand out."
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 I think this beer is better than it's rating. This has an extremely creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Excellent balance. Kind of wheaty.