1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Buckwheat Ale - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
Buckwheat AleBuckwheat Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

331 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 331
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-12-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Buckwheat Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 331 | Reviews: 290 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Still has that Rogue flavour and character even though the bottle I had was intended for export. Big sweetness from the malt and also the buckwheat in an odd but intriguing way. Something I’d pair with sugar cane seared seafood … preferably salmon.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2002 20:39:28 | More by Jason
Photo of Todd
Todd

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 650ml brown bomber bottle. This beer is "dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirits who helped America survive prohibition."

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy pale straw yellow. Head is a thin creamy white foam, with some sticking and staying power.

Smell: Fruity, grainy, toasted and light caramel in the aroma.

Taste: A very crisp and flavourful right from the start. The tight carbonation helps to create a creamy mouthfeel for this medium-bodied brew and lends a refreshing lightness to it. Carbonation can be likened in feel and taste to that of seltzer water -- dry, thirst quenching, minerally, etc. Malt flavours flux between toasted and nutty, with very little detectable sweetness, but enough to balance. Some bready, very light background caramel and grain tannin flavours follow. Hop bitterness is a healthy one with sharp citrus rind flavours and lemony undertones. A bit of tartness is also present. Finishes with dry grain flavours.

Notes: Rogue has out done themselves once again, but this time without their characteristic big malt and big hop profiles. Buckwheat Ale is a breed onto itself and most definitely worth the try. Let the beer warm-up just a bit to mellow and pull out more of the sweetness, if desired.

Note on Buckwheat: Better known as soba, buckwheat is not a type of wheat but a member of the rhubard family (a fruit, not a grain!) Buckwheat has been a longtime staple of Japanese cuisine because of its nutritional value. Buckwheat is high in potassium, phosphorous, vitamin B (50 percent more than wheat) and protein, and its virtually fat-free. The fruits of buckwheat are like small beechnuts, which are milled to separate the edible groats from the dark brown hulls. The groats are then roasted and used more or less like a grain (a good example is Kasha).

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2014 13:15:31 | More by Latarnik
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-22-2014 17:48:03 | More by afsdan
Photo of Dovers
Dovers

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

04-01-2014 22:14:02 | More by Dovers
Photo of Dover
Dover

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

04-01-2014 22:11:50 | More by Dover
Photo of chefhatt
chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer from a 12oz bottle, it has a light orange color body with a small head. The smell has has a light wheat aroma. The taste has a little spice upfront then the wheat to play on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is smooth and is a easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:18:30 | More by chefhatt
Photo of razorsdescent
razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-22-2014 06:16:25 | More by razorsdescent
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-28-2014 18:37:49 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Rudes
Rudes

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-26-2014 14:33:56 | More by Rudes
Photo of Haybeerman
Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-18-2014 15:47:23 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of Mullinger1980
Mullinger1980

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-16-2014 12:51:14 | More by Mullinger1980
Photo of vkv822
vkv822

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-10-2013 09:42:27 | More by vkv822
Photo of Elprico
Elprico

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2013 00:27:20 | More by Elprico
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-12-2013 10:02:06 | More by zestar
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-06-2013 22:50:23 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Beerriver
Beerriver

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-02-2013 20:29:31 | More by Beerriver
Photo of bernat1971
bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-15-2013 09:11:10 | More by bernat1971
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-07-2013 19:01:02 | More by bismarksays
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-29-2013 14:42:38 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of Satsuma
Satsuma

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-09-2013 04:38:35 | More by Satsuma
Photo of Plonk
Plonk

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-29-2013 18:18:05 | More by Plonk
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2013 20:29:15 | More by GRG1313
Photo of Tyrawlings
Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-22-2013 20:19:29 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of stereosforgeeks
stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-17-2012 15:36:29 | More by stereosforgeeks
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Buckwheat Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.