JoshuaMason (27) - - JAN 30, 2014
Appearance: Transparent Gold, Honey, Straw, White Bubbly head, Great Lace
Smell: Honey Malt, Banana esters, Yeast, Green apples
Taste: Banana esters, Faint Honey, Apple tartness
Mouth-feel: Light body, crisp, Dry Finish
Overall: Best Lager I’ve had so far.
Comments: How Bud and Coors Should Taste
ChrisBeest (43) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Very light, tastes remarkably like Corona. Good to have more than one of, or just to get what we like to call ’DRUNK’ jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2010 Clear orange-gold with good white head / Clean, floral, grain and honey nose / Medium body, some sweetness, with good malty balance and dry finish / Floral flavors of apples, honey and grain, with very sweet finish / Very nice in a fuller style. Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
Now this is one fine lager! Rogue continues to impress with this full bodied, well balanced Irish style offering. Lagerboy heaven! Matchrocket (2) - USA - JUL 8, 2008 does not count
Nice yellow color, and medium head. Light hop notes on pour. Very clean taste light taste. Wish I had a few more.
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2005
pours dark yellow with a fluffy white head. aroma of lemon and a candy sour. enjoyable refreshing crisp flavors. sour almost wheaty notes with an enjoyable sweet finish. one of the best lagers i’ve had in a while. nice touch of yeasty/earthy flavor in the finish. this would make a great lawnmower beer. GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Pours the same color as a domestic american lager but with a tighter head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Smells like hops more than anything else. Slight floral flavor with a sweet maltyness. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a crisp finish. Similar mouthfeel to cider. Tasty, crisp, and drinkable, expecially when it’s hot out. Reid (2536) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Pint at the Rogue Pub in Newport dock.
In appearance it looks like typical lager , a good one, but at closer inspection the gold colour is more deep and solid than any I have seen.
First thing I noticed is that the "nose" of this lager is slightly stronger in the maltiness than I expected..but of course thgere is plenty evidence of the hops.
Great tasting lager, not too thin like many if its ilk..very malty to start..sweet and rather thick, then a great floral hoppiness takes over as the beer leaves the mouth on its journey down the throat.
Very acceptable on the palate..very smooth.
A very drinkable beer..I had three last night at the pub..that was after I had finished off a pint of the doppelbock and the chocolate stout.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
From a 22 oz. distinctive shaped capped Rogue brown bottle, with a chicken and fish symbols on the side of bottle, which I’m guessing means a good pairing with chicken and fish. Made a very good appearance, poured a hazy dirty golden with a large frothy white head that reduced to a thin bubbly lacing with a small amount of sticking. Had a bread yeasty aroma with a little fruity banana as well and a faint herbal nuttiness, if that makes sense. Good carbonation and a creamy full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Had a herbal hoppiness at first with some metallic notes, a mildly biting bitterness, a dry yeastiness, an underlining crystal, fresh bread maltiness and a grainy dry finish with the metallic notes returning in the aftertaste. rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Poured from a bottle - bright amber, almost gold color with a moderate head that dissipated quickly. A good hop aroma with some fruit. A crisp feel with every sip. A lasting bitter finish with a little apple mixed in. Not Rogue’s best brew but still very good. Would mix well with a St. Patty’s day meal.