aracauna (3761) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2002
Mmm. Good beer. Like the rest of the Rogues, it's hard to beat.............. unixweb (238) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Pretty golden color in the glass, and a sweet, slightly malty aroma make a nice intro to this brew. I was surprised at the sweet taste as well, since I figured it would be as hoppy as the other Rogue brews I've tried, but it wasn't. It was sweet and smooth, but that's about all I can say...it's a nice brew, but not spectacular. It was a slightly hoppier version of Dundee's Honey Brown. LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2002
Had this as 'Dead Guy Ale' and wasn't disappointed. I like the Shakespeare Stout better, but Rogue does offer a wide variety of beers. This one came off smooth, but not wonderfull, no bitterness, but a full-flavored beer on the whole. I'd buy it again, but would rather drink other of their products. TChrome (1484) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 Fairy nice effort by Rogue. Not an
overwhelming aroma but not unpleasent.
Looks good in the glass and has
a good flavor. Pretty good.
Update: Aroma is pleasently hoppy. Flavor reminds me of a bitter. Is this brew a bock?? igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2002
i detect a bit of hops in the aroma, color is a nice red..i dont derive anything that distinct from this brew...not bad at all though...not one of my favorite styles, so take what you will from my rating.
cathcacr (651) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Yummy ale. Hoppy and bitter, just how I like 'em!.......................... coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Not bad but packed quite and after bite. Not on my top ten list............. russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 8, 2002
kinda strong bite.. note too bad............................................ Suttree (6675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2002
Rogues' interpretaton of an Octoberfest / Marzen, so not as hoppy as some other Rogue offerings. May not be a perfect example of the style, (it is an ale, after all) but still good BillKismet (4218) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Nectarine appearance in this well balanced ale with a feint hop component. This beer is noticeably bigger on the front and lighter on the finish. A solid ale. Re-rated 1-19-08- Was called Rogue White-Crane Bitter - Same nectarine appearance with wonderful of aroma of honey and candi malts and sweet citrusy hops with touch of bubblegum. Medium-bodied with a very dry finish, Malt and hops intermingle, slight hint of crystal/caramel and perhaps a rye crispness on the finish. Nice flavors just very dry.