Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Slightly hazy straw colour with a nice thick head. Herbal nose with clean, strawlike pale malt notes. Clean fresh bread malts on the palate with herbal hops, a light lemony character and a hint of mushroom. A bit of spritziness in the finish highlights a slight grainy accent to the pale malts. It’s hitting the spot. Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
"Brew pours clear gold with a noisy white cap, the retention for the style is good. Aroma is pleasant, apple, grainy malts, metal, and mild Euro skunk hops. Flavour is very nice light and crisp and has a very sweet clean finish. Beer feels light in the mouth and has good carbonation. The grainy malt character is balance well with the light hop character of the beer, I think they nailed it perfect for the style. Apples and grass work their way in to the flavor with the odd faint skunk. I love this beer to much I think, it is perfect for just being a lager and I would find myself drinking myself stupid with it if it didn’t cost me $10.00 a bottle."
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - FEB 13, 2004
Smells great and a really solid effort from Rogue at a lager. Very strong hops taste, it tastes like what Heineken wishes their beers could taste like. Pretty dry aftertaste. I don't generally like lagers, but this was top notch. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2006
It is a lager folks it’s supposed to be this way. For the style it’s outstanding. Cloudy yellow appearance thick white head. Big grassy aroma and I did pick up some sour apple notes along with yeast, hops and much grass. More sour fruit in the flavor as it warmed like a hint of tart applesauce. This should be rated for how well it represents the style IMO. bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
I would have to say that this is a great lager. Wow, hoppy but not too hoppy. Very great! Not my favorite Rogue but I still love them. No ones perfect.
nearbeer (5419) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 650 ml. Topaz and clear with a creamy, four-finger head that settles into a lasting cap. Slight grain and spicy honey aroma. Flavor is similar, plus some tart apple and drying spicy grassy herb on the end. Even some faint toasted nut and cocoa in the aftertaste. Light medium body is soft and finishes slightly dry and tingly. Nice ale-like flavors for a pale lager. SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 25, 2008
crystal clear gold with nice lacing and a medium sized frothy white head. pale malts, apple juice aroma. flavor of pale malts, light crisp hops, and a bit of bread or biscuits. clean and crisp(not dry) palate. light bodied. perfectly balanced. nicely done again by rogue. not overly carbonated either. exactly what i want in a lager. obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Hay and grainy but clean nose. Golden color, medium head. It tastes of dandelion and honey on a bed of hay. Clover finish. Head and shoulders above other lagers. Very memorable. dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22oz. Pours a very clear golden yellow with a white head that is quickly gone. I cannot believe how much I like this beer. Nose is sweet breads for days with cake like yeasty presence. Body reminds me very much of some of my favorite grower champagnes: loads of yeasty goodness with a strong citrus and almost yellow-cake like presence with strong mineral flavors to boot. The mouthfeel also mimics a champagne mouthfeel with some coating viscosity, awesome carbonation and stronger acids. This is a light beer for the wine lover and way underrated. jsmerig (1590) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Aroma is of light toasty malt. Appearance is straw yellow with active carbonation and a foamy head. Taste is light and malty with a bit of lemony hoppiness. The finish is very crisp with just enough hops to offset the light sweetness of the malt.