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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The delicate flavor of our roasted Soba brings a nutty finish to this light and refreshing ale. A perfect accompaniment to lighter cuisine. 8 Ingredients: Malts: Roasted Soba, Harrington, Metcalf, Munich & C-15. Hops: Crystal. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coas tal Water. Specs: 12º PLATO 30 IBU 75 AA 14º Lovibond


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Sampled at the GBAF 2003. Light almond head and golden body. Hops nose. Flavour of bitter hops - so that is what Crystal hops taste like? Bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Sampled as the Morimoto Soba Ale. Pours a crystal clear amber colour with a dense medium-sized tan head. Aroma of coriander seed, yeast, malt, hops and a bit of sweetness. Light to Medium-bodied; Light flavour of malt, some bittering toastiness and some sweet flavours. Aftertaste very mild and showcasing a few of the malt characteristics and a bit of the hop profile. Overall, a decent beer..but i'm not impressed with this offering from Rogue (pretty much how I feel about all of their beers-even their re-labeled and then re-re-labeled ones). I bought this 65 cL bottle at Wegman's in Pittsford, New York.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Light cloudy amber color with a small white head. Weak aroma of wheat and hops. Flavor is sweet and tart almost like lemmonade.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Morimoto labelled: Dark straw color with hoppy aroma. Soba is said to bring "hearty flavor and crispness." Body is medium-light. I've had Buckwheat Ale and thought it was OK. This wasn't very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
This is so different from anything else I've tried, I don't really know how to rate. I like the hazy orange look and compact white head, although the aroma is nothing to write home about, not ofensive either. Had a toasty flavor that almost reminded me of Cheerios cereal on the front end, balanced nicely by the hops bite. Good body, and unusual enough that I will definitely try again.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Morimoto Soba Bottle: Pours a cloudy light orange color with no head or lacing. Aroma smells like cheese (maybe it was a bad bottle?) and some light citrus hops. Flavor is sour and hoppy all at the same time. Not exactly offensive but not something I would ever purchase again. That is all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Hazy reddish orange color. Mine had hardly any head even with a vigorous pour. Plenty of carbonation, though. The aroma has a wheaty quality to it, not much else. The flavor has a hoppy start with a dry grainy finish. The generous carbonation makes for a lively palate. I think this beer isn't worth drinking by itself, but it did go nicely with some spaghetti. Still pissed about the renaming, too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Pale, hazy orange with a thin ring of head. The nose is very interesting--citrus mixed with an earthy not-quite-skunky note. A very slightly sour bite up front wanes to sweetness and finally bitter, piney hops in the finish. Slightly watery flavor with a stinging sensation from the carbonation. There's also a sort of unusual earthy overtone throughout which I'm forced to assume is the buckwheat. Worth trying if you want to know what buckwheat adds to an ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2003
This sounded interesting - but they didn't write on the outside that it is the same as their Buckwheat offering. But soba? Anyway. It pours a golden color with a nice head that sticks around and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was a soft wheat smell with quite a bit of hops. The taste is mostly sweet with hints of wheat, but it has a really odd flavor on the back of the tongue - maybe this is what Soba is. Whatever it is, it did not appeal to my tastebuds. Had a hard time drinking this one because of the strange taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2003
I knew Rogue was a conjurer of cheap tricks, but, alas, I fell for their game and excitedly picked up a bottle of "Morimoto Soba Signature Ale," only to find I had a bottle of their damned buckwheat product. Oh well, the buckwheat sounded interesting too. Poured a fairly clear burnt orange, with a creamy kolsch-like white head that dissipated to a ring of bubbles around the glass edges. Some toast and a floral accent on the nose. Flavor is likewise a bit toasty, a bit biscuity, with plenty of hops bitterness. Leaves a tingle on the tongue. Ahh, I detect that "Rogue" flavor I find in most of their beers, but have a hard time pinpointing. Must be their yeast. I detect apples too- perhaps apple butter? Creamy. A nice offering.


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