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Buckwheat Ale - Rogue Ales

Buckwheat AleBuckwheat Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 329
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%


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)
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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
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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
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Buckwheat Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.