Rogue Artisan Lager

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   ABV: -
Light bronze in color, medium-bodied, with a malt aroma, a slight malt sweetness and clean hop bitterness.

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UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2003
A friend of mine found one of these sitting in an A&P liquor mart, and figured I'd like it, mainly to save the bottle. The beer poured a cloudy golden amber, with a copious head. Smelled and tasted a little old, slightly tinny and past it's prime. Aside from that, it was fairly full bodied, nice and malty, with very little hopping. I would have liked to try this fresh, but it was fun anyways. Ratings boosted slightly for potential.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
The Lure:
Caramel malt, oranges and apricots point towards what could very well be a scottish ale. The yeast aroma’s shows signs of wear, and thus suggest that the malt sweetness might have been bolder.

The Festivities:
Softness is the key for the oranges and apricots. Mellow flavors in a quenchable if not thin body. Probably getting tired, but still good and ultimately drinkable.

Respect is due for a valiant soldier still sharing his experience.

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Pours a hazy peach color with yeast in suspension and a ring of white lace. Decent aroma and flavor of malt, yeast and caramel, feels a lot like candy too. Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Surprising for a 5 year old lager.

muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2005
22 oz bottle, circa 2000, shared in stuporous amazement with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, tiggmtl, olivier, Rastacouere and Simon at the Farmhouse Ales and More! tasting in Montreal. Orangy-apricot slightly hazy hue, virtually no head...big yeasty, vinous, slightly vinegary/cidery nose, interesting if not exactly "right"...body somewhat weak and thin, watery and oxidized not surprisingly, a bit woody and lightly caramel-accented...this is clearly on the dowturn, but there’s enough left to indicate that it was probably a superb example at one time...why doesn’t Rogue make more stuff like this amongst all of their hopmonsters?

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Caramel, apricot, chocolate notes to the aroma. Opaque tan body with very slight, fully-diminishing head that leaves a whisper of lace. Plenty of sedimented yeast in suspension. Caramel, toasty malts are somewhat tired with an overall sweet and fruity flavour. Medium-light body is rather still with low carbonation. Bottle (2000) enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch, olivier, Rastacouere and Simon.

Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
Deep golden amber.Little or no aroma. Good sweet malt flavor. ..............

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Y2K bottle. Cloudy sedimented amber. Growing oxidation starts to haunt the aroma. Stale caramel malt doesn’t have the conviction it must have had once, it comes out chocolatey, earthy and fruity (apricot), but with weak corners if I may say so. While there’s still a biting carbonation, it feels thin and too mineral/rocky for its own good. Watery mineral water flavours (not so flavourful then), slightly buttery, biscuity…

TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2001
My bottle was out dated. Beer was very unusually cloudy and unfiltered? Stale beer sucks. I think this is a limited edition forum, therefore I will not have anything to compare it to.

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