DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2004
On tap. Crazy how Rogue calls what might ordinarily taste like one style something completely different (case in point this beer and Dead Guy Ale). This tastes like one of their standard pale ales, lots of that west-coast hop bite. This beer has a solid caramel malt body, rich and smooth. Nothing Irish about this, and much more body than your typical lager. Good, but a bit strange. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2004
22oz bottle-not like the one shown-pours a golden yellow hue with minimal white head. very noble, german hop, slightly skunky lager aroma. This does not resemble anything Irish. A decent clean lager, but nothing special. thanks to Phillybeer_2112 for the bottle 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Bottled with a "not the picture on this site" logo. Medium white head, light honey body, slightly hazy, head vanished, no lace. Malty, yeasty aroma, strongly of apples like sparkling apple cider, with honey and a light lager yeast. Medium body with a small amount of dry, effervescent carbonation, wet, full, almost but not quite syrupy, semi-dry finish. Flavor is yeast up front and apple, honey, noble hop finish, some alcohol once it warms. Very pleasant, drinkable...session this like no tomorrow...refreshing, fairly clean. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
On tap at Rogue’s Portland taphouse, sampled 1 August 2004. Clear straw (golden) body, thin cream/light tan head. Light, biscuity, grassy aroma. Light biscuity flavor as well, with a touch of fruit and grassy hops. Pretty boring. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2004
A very tasty brew, though the aroma is somewhat acrid and urinish. Great painted bottle and logo. Peaty, moderately sweet, somewhat astringent, a bit biscuity and gummy. Golden raisin notes. Manila envelope gold beer. Medium to medium-full body.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Smells of turned milk, but in a good way. bready and milky with a wee bit o the bittering in the end. i be enjoying it i be. i even wrote a limerick while i be dirnkin the lager.
i think your wife might be irish she be
i had sex with her n she drank me pee. IndianaRed (4619) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Bottle Pours a bright clear lively gold with a frantic white head that very quickly dissipates. Almost no real lacing. Wheat and apples on the nose. Flavor is mild, a bit sweet, bready and easy on the hops. These honey here too. Like butter and honey on wheat toast. Nice feel, heafty for a lager. Finish only faintly bitter fairly smooth. ABV tastes pretty low, though it is not listed.Pleasant but unremarkable. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Sparkling, dark gold appearance with a thin, quickly fading white head. Slight buttery aroma with some fresh lake water notes - very faint though. Has a slightly buttery flavor, reminds me somewhat of a Bohemien Pilsner. Also pick up some faint candied sugar notes that you find in a Belgian - strange. Thick mouthfeel for a lager, sits well. Overall, done up nice. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2004
mildly sweet in the nose and flavor, but not in a way I enjoyed. This beer just didn’t do it for me. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Bottle pours golden, small white frothy head, fairly active carbonation, with sparce lacing. Very light straw and clover aroma, with hints of honey. Mildly sweet on the tongue, definite honey and sweet grass. Flavor was clean, finish was crisp. Body and mouthfeel, while typically light to medium for a lager, felt quite robust for this one. I hesitated when buying this one, but glad I picked it up!