tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2009
really liked this... not a crazy beer but well done, pale golden, with nice big frothy white foam. nose is sweet almost caremel, some fruit in there. flavor is sweet with a bit of bitterness on the end. well made Lager pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Aroma: Sweet caramel and bread maltiness with hints of floral hops.
Appearance: Hazy Gold with a frothy white head
Taste: Medium sweetness with light bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a creamy texture, lively carbonation and long finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s a good enough beer, but nothing outstanding. Certainly drinkable, with a few hoppy suprises on the way, but nothing exceptional I’d seek out or stock on a regular basis. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2003
What a great session beer! Very clean and very crisp. Hard to believe that this is the only lager that this brewery does. Well, at least they do it well. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2003
This was just a great lager. I would love to have some more of this. A nice golden amber body, with a light craggy head and some nice residual lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and full of honey flavor, like honey grahams perhaps. A slightly toasty aftertaste and just barely noticeable hops. A very nice outing. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Hazy,light,golden. Creamy,head. Doesn't look like every other Rogue beer. Very sweet,pilsner malts in the aroma. Light grassy,floral hops. Full,creamy,and thicker than expected. Lots of sweet malt,light bread,some grass. Finish is malty,fairly hoppy,but not overdone.Doesn't taste like every other Rogue beer. Good lager,Thanks Andre'!
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Irish style lagers have really become one of my favorite brew styles in late. Tends to be very smooth/creamy and soft on the palate and nose, and deep copper in color, and Kells is a great example matching all of the above. Very drinkable and goes with just about any type of food. When I’m in the mood for a lager, screw the Millers and Buds, and pass me an Kell’s Irish. pelicanfleck (15) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
A - The appearance was a darker amber color. The head on it was very good and left little lacing.
S - The aroma was very inviting and I enjoyed the scent.
T - Taste is where I think that this brew stands out. I have never been to Ireland, but my wife has, and she tasted the brews there and said that it resembles the Irish Lagers there.
M - With the mouthfeel here I would have to say that is was more hoppy than I am used too, I am a cream ale man myself.
D - The drinkablity of this brew is one that I could have every day and never get tired of it.
In closing, this is the type of brew that you would drink, while sitting on the beach just as the sun was going down...or while smoking a pipe. Also I have the honor of living 20 miles away from the Rogue Brewery. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Jesse James went to Vegas and among other things....he brought back this. Cheers! Pours pale golden with a solid two finger froth. Good hangtime reducing slowly to a fluffy downy canopy. Aromas of grainy malts. Full nectar with good carbonation. The texture is cotton. A big malty backbone supports the hive as a mild spicey character emerges. A pleasant malty sweetness with nuances of hay, honey, vanilla, citrus, and aged apple. On the bottle it says crisp apple finish. I would say more like aged, soft apple finish. Like an apple that is partially dehydrated and going south yet still defined. This is not a bad thing, just not crisp. The finish a bittered mildly. DrSamPHD (68) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Poured a murky gold with a medium sized head. A sweet aroma with a slight hint of fruit. Taste was a bit sweet with an after bitterness that hit me just right. I loved this beer. Yummy. Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally poured into a 0.5L glass. Aroma has some grainy stray with a little lemony hop character. A clear yellow gold with a small, rocky white head. Clean rich malt, not that sweet, but malty. A little grassy hop/grain flavor. A hint of diacetyl, and balanced evenly, slightly towards the malt. Clean and dry, and very sessionable.