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Issaquah Ménage À Frog - Rogue Ales

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Ingredients:
Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Saaz.
Yeast & Water: Belgian Candi Sugar,
Water and Abbey Yeast.

22º PLATO
30 IBU
80 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: on 01-02-2007)
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Last beer I had on-tap at Rogue's brewery in Newport OR during a recent visit.

Pours a lovely pure yellow colour, with a firm but translucent haze. Head is white, persistent and huge, although it leaves no lacing whatsoever as it falls. Carbonation is powdery when the glass is tilted. Looks good.

Big Belgian characters on the nose: buttered bread, baked beans, roundness. It's smooth, but sharp and pleasant. Awesomely traditional and very, very good.

Light buttery characters on the front, before moving into some smooth organics. Hint of floral notes (perhaps lavender) before a dry, phenolic finish. It's light but rather biting on the end, but leaves no ringing residuals on the aftertaste. Feel is smooth but light.

Overall, this is a very tasty brew, and a really good tripel. I'll admit, I wasn't expecting all that much: I find it rare to get a non-Belgian tripel that's really worthy of the style, but this is pretty damn good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 06:26:21 | More by lacqueredmouse
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-01-2012 02:40:45 | More by crobinso
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-23-2012 03:23:21 | More by Rathakem
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

5/5  rDev +37%

03-07-2012 16:24:00 | More by rogueleonardi
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2012 00:35:59 | More by kylemckinnis
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow with a little white to no head. In the aroma, banana and a small candy sugar. In the taste, banana, small candy sugar, and a small alcohol like taste. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness and light candy sugar in the aftertaste. Dry banana and a small alcohol taste, EH! Quite basic.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 14:38:10 | More by OWSLEY069
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beerborn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-03-2012 17:11:35 | More by beerborn
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Issaquah Ménage À Frog

Rogue Ales

Pours a dark golden color with a small, short livid white head and no lacing. Aromas of estery Belgian abbey yeast, with lots of fruit, bubblegum, banana and bready notes. In the taste, more fruity notes, (pear, apple, banana) and some sweet bubblegum notes. Very faint herbal hop character and low bitterness. Mostly sweet, with bubblegum and fruity esters sticking out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice carbonation sting. Finishes relatively clean with some lingering sweetness. Overall, a pretty nice American interpretation of a Belgian Tripel. Fruity, somewhat sweet, and pretty tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 19:40:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-29-2012 19:49:52 | More by ejimhof
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disinterested

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-25-2012 23:38:16 | More by disinterested
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-24-2012 04:06:16 | More by rogerthegill
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towlea25

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-07-2012 18:30:37 | More by towlea25
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Telestic

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-23-2011 06:15:54 | More by Telestic
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-17-2011 02:05:06 | More by TasteTester
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2011 21:40:33 | More by djrn2
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +37%

12-01-2011 22:49:03 | More by Beertracker
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +37%

11-29-2011 15:22:47 | More by Travisnin
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BeerNemesis

New York

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Issaquah Ménage À Frog | 750 ml. | 9.0% ABV | 2011

Brewer: Rogue Ales
Style: Tripel
Glass: Oversize wine glass

Ingredients: Pilsner malt, Saaz hops, Belgian candi sugar, water, abbey yeast

22° plato
30 IBU

Appearance:
Deep honey-yellow with a wispy and receding alabaster crown.

Aroma:
Fruity, playful and sweet.

Taste:
Pears, lemons, and peaches. Lightly roasted malts balance things out. Actually I'm quite pleased by the taste. It's sweeter and fruitier than most Belgian tripels, but it seems to work well. What it lacks in complexity it makes up in boldness of flavor.

Mouthfeel:
Light, almost ephemeral for a tripel. I somehow wish it were a little more substantial.

Harmony:
Nice and chock full of flavor, but not a classic.

Would I get it again?:
Maybe. There are a lot of good tripels out there. This one stands out in fruitiness.

Bottled: ?
Served: July 11, 2011

Price = $10.99

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 23:37:18 | More by BeerNemesis
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DoubleJ

California

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rogue Public House in San Fran. Poured into a tall hexagonal glass, on to the beer:

The color is orangish yellow with a little haze in the body. There's a good head sitting on top which performs well in both retention and lacing. The nose is nothing really special, only a big blow of sugary bubblegum.

Here we go again with the bubblegum. I taste its dominance. There are notes of apple which attempt to break up the stronghold. Alcohol insertion is passble; there is stll some alchol present in the form of sugary alcohol. Carbonation is very low, which was dissapointing.

Collaborations are fun, this result wasn't as much fun as the name. A decent tripel is what you'll get here; don't expect a true to style masterpiece.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2011 04:20:14 | More by DoubleJ
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mexikrainian

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

720ml poured into an Ommegang chalice.

Appearance: hazy golden orange with no head or lacing.

Aroma: citrus, reminiscent of cider, apple and hint of cherries.

Flavor: citrusy and sweet that lacks malts, Belgian spices and dry finish.

Mouthfeel: syrupy medium body with no carbonation.

Overall impression: no hiding the booze on this guy. poor attempt at a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 01:53:17 | More by mexikrainian
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a crystal clear golden color with good carbonation leaving a nice white head

S: Bubblegum, candy sugar mainly

T: Some light fruits, candy, bubblegum and pretty simple

M: Nice bubblegum, well carbonated, booze and fruits

D: Its ok. An average Tripel.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2010 00:43:25 | More by barleywinefiend
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: cloudy golden and nice lacing
Smell: typical belgian yeats banana, spice
Taste: bubblegum, spices, very complex. not a fan of the style but a well made beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 17:56:34 | More by CampusCrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass a hazed goden with a deep orange hue, thinner than expected white head atop.Belgian yeast in the nose along with some candied ginger,some lemon seems to come through after awhile as well.I found the flavors to be one dimensional in the phenolic clove/spice department,a bit medicinal but not really any complexity in my opinion.Eh its not horrible it just lacks alot of dimension.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2010 21:38:36 | More by oberon
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Ghenna

California

3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw with ~1.5 finger head into a pint glass. Smells, actually, like a yeasty bud. Yeast, esters in flavor. Full bodied mouthfeel.

Not my favorite beer, and a lot less than I expected. Exceptionally unexceptional, especially given the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 06:25:56 | More by Ghenna
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got as a Christmas gift from my boss.

A: Cloudy, pale orange/yellow with a one finger white head of small bubbles. There's a little bit of lacing, but not much.

S: Slightly sour in the nose, but plenty hoppy. Citrusy spicy hops.

T: Again, sour. I get ginger, orange and some other spices though too. Not much for malt, but it's there as much as is needed. Now that I read the label, Saaz hops make sense.

M: Light and airy, not much body at all. Too little body for me in a tripel or most anything.

D: Not offensive or overwhelming at all. A good sessioning beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 17:16:56 | More by mdwalsh
Issaquah Ménage À Frog from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.