Oregon Golden Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by HappyBivouac:
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
White Crane Bitter bottle. Love Rogue's Japan export bottle designs.
poured vigorously into a tall mug for a huge scoop-of-french-vanilla-ice-cream head atop a semi-hazy dark peach/golden beer. absolutely gorgeous.
smells of sweet fruits- peaches, apples, white grapes. a biscuit malt character. vanilla ice cream probably influenced by the visual association with the head, but present nonetheless. like a thick, sweet peach dessert. awesome.
the taste is thick biscuit/caramel malt with fruity hop presence & piney bittering. sweetness of brown sugar is quite present in the middle with a long lingering peach cobbler aftertaste. feels thick and desserty with just enough carbonation.
When I bought the bottle expected this to be an English Bitter--a style I'm not extremely fond of but can enjoy from time to time. This is just completely different and a really really delicious beer. Very drinkable unless you shy away from sweetness, but I want a whole case of this stuff!
(review edit: from what other people have said this seems like it might not completely be the same beer! but what do I know)
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2009 22:21:22 | More by HappyBivouac
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United Kingdom (England)
3.54/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Under the label "White Crane Bitter Ale", at 6.5%abv.; coming in a 355ml bottle, BB 05/12/14, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: pours a clear, dark orangey amber colour coming with a well-lasting light beige frothy head and constant streams of mild carbonation.
S: fairly aromatic gristy pale malts, burned sugar and caramelised orangey aroma come at the front; given a swirl, a clean-ish note of sweet leafy herbs, even more aromatic maltiness as of crystal malts and peachy+orangey blossom chime in, but overall the aroma retains a rather intriguingly clean profile.
T: effervescent on the entry, the foretaste is intriguingly sweet and malty, showing lots of quality aroma from toasted malts such as crystal/Munich malts and roast barley, with the former’s nutty toffee-ish-ness and a lightly dry-ish touch of the latter, plus extra candy-ish taste, and a mildly spicy-citric taste of hops as a balancer; closely ensued by a wave of dry-ish bitter hops which turns slightly chewy in the end, with a tinge of alc. warmth lingering in the end.
M&O: the mouthfeel remains refreshing and softly carbonated, against a moderate flavour profile and a generally solid but not thick body; overall, this malty brew is quite different to all other Rogue’s ales I’ve had so far, due to its emphasis on the aromatic maltiness on the balance. Very well made, although I’d prefer if a bit more hops were applied to render just a bit more bitterness overall, esp. at the relatively high alc. content based on a simpler flavour profile.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 16:19:21 | More by wl0307
Oregon Golden Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.