omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is by far my favorite of the Rogue brews. Not overly hopped (which occasionally happens), it’s a great, balanced, good happy yummy beer.
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Cloudy orange. Fairly dense head. Bready Munich with mashed dates, minerals, nuts, and their signature yeast. Soft with a sharp edge of carbonation. Quenching melon acidity and slick ale-like fruitiness ride a richly nutty malt wave. Lightly husky with a pronounced tannic edge and fresh hay. Finishes cleanly minerally with a muted spicy hop sting accompanied by beefy, tannic-edged malt notes which continue to augment the body. Unrefined in the typical Rogue fashion, but this is certainly a worthwhile hybrid.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft, Rich O’s) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium-sized creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, mild hops, and some flaorls. Flavor of malts, caramel, and cinnamon.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
mild apple pie and nuts nose with some good caramel and honey notes. very odd mildly hopforward for style. Some noticeable bitterness and a warming mouthfeel. some fruit and toffee on the palate with some roasted caramel. miid almost unnoticeable astrimgency on the finish
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - at Gravity Head. Malty aroma, as expected. Rich brown color, tightly bubbled creamy head of beige bubbles. Soft on the palate. Sweetens fairly dramatically as it warms. A good one.
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rogue Pub Eugene. Clear dark orange color with a very small head. Light carbonation, but that may have been the fault of the pub. Spicy flavor, nutty, mellow sweet honey and brown sugar, with a festive leaf and apple flavor. Nose is sweet with a festive fall spice flavor, like fall leaves and nutmeg.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rouge’s Eugene City Brewery: Light copper color with almost no head. Lighlty malty and slight toasted aroma. Light sweetness, some toast and light caramel. Faint bitterness in the finish. Not bad, but a style that I generally find boring.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Aroma is mostly malt. Flavor is malty sweet, caramel. Light hops. It seems to have more alc. than most oktoberfests and not the usual crisp finish. Tasty non the less.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really good example of this style from Rogue. Tastes of sweet honey and nutty caramel malts. Just a bit of a hoppy bite in the finish.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
great octoberfest beer, nice and sweet malty start, nutty malty aroma with good balance of hops, great tasty body, hope to get a bottle of this brew for the old beer wall in the near future.