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Buckwheat Ale - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
83
good

331 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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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)
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-17-2012 15:36:29 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-09-2012 18:43:03 | More by 4ster
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-06-2012 19:56:57 | More by cfalovo97
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ezhang

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

09-06-2012 00:01:06 | More by ezhang
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GeoCait

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-31-2012 20:34:45 | More by GeoCait
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2012 20:22:11 | More by beerpadawan
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mdmusch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-29-2012 23:59:54 | More by mdmusch
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hanlonrn


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-11-2012 19:40:07 | More by hanlonrn
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mantissa

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-04-2012 06:20:48 | More by mantissa
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-25-2012 01:28:22 | More by Hardcore
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martino_cappachino


4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Head of foam was not laced a good 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch think. Sparkling and pearly white in appearance. Body color was a delicate honey-yellow brown, and a bit murky. Head was long lasting, and I could see bubbles still coming up minutes after I first poured.

Aroma a faint was still present. Not quite a bouquet-ish like scent, but more like picking a single peculiar flower out of field (or garden) and absorbing the smell for the first time. Could detect a hint of the buckwheat in the aroma... like kasha before you roast it.

Taste and mouthfeel was crisp and pleasant. Good carbonation without a biting after-taste. Lemony hops taste in the beginning... smooth buttery-nut like bread in the middle, with almost faint caramel-tawny finish.

I think this is pretty close to what I could call a well-crafted beer without having to overdue the hops, malt or alcohol content of the brew... Faint and somehow, complex.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 07:42:18 | More by martino_cappachino
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RandyKemka

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

03-16-2012 02:37:04 | More by RandyKemka
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Goobastic

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

03-16-2012 02:37:04 | More by Goobastic
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-27-2012 18:40:40 | More by PhineasGage
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edwardkersh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +35.9%

01-17-2012 16:42:14 | More by edwardkersh
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2011 15:05:22 | More by kmwilson76
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -45.7%

12-05-2011 04:32:17 | More by rab53
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-02-2011 04:48:44 | More by deapokid
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2011 22:38:03 | More by Beertracker
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2011 04:57:35 | More by JAHMUR
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2011 18:20:05 | More by HopStoopid120
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes.

One to two finger head, dull golden/light brown in color, something like an old piece of copper.

Smell is primarily of malts and a bit of iron.

Strange, early presence on the tongue, which i imagine is the buckwheat. Mild hop presence present in the initial taste and slowly fades to something bread-like.

Body is slightly carbonated, smooth, and creamy.

Overall, this was very average and forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 18:44:50 | More by falloutsnow
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed gold color with a creamy, dense white head. Retention is ok and lacing pretty good.

Nose is...interesting at least. I have no idea what buckwheat smells like, but this beer smells a little like a sweeter, cleaner sorghum. Earthy and kinda like dried wheat stalks (yes - I have chewed on one before). Hops are definitely there, piney and fruity almost.

Taste is light enough to showcase the buckwheat, which is cool. Kind of an earthy, root-like flavor. Interesting for sure. Hops are great for balance and provide a little bit of grassy flavors. $3 for a 12 oz bottle is a price worthy of a try, but I dont think I would buy this again for even half that price.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 00:31:02 | More by twiggamortis420
Buckwheat Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.