Morimoto Soba Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Contagion:
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
When poured into a glass, there is a nice golden orange color to the beer. There is a mild haziness to it, light passes through without difficulty. You can see carbonation bubbles flow up through the beer itself. It poured a thick white head made of a mixture of large and small bubbles. There was a nice thick lacing on the side of the glass.
The smell is different. I can detect malts and grains, but there is a scent that I am not familiar with. I'm assuming this is the Soba (Buckwheat). The smell is very pleasant, unlike any other beer I've ever had. The taste is malts and again something I'm not familiar with (probably the soba/buckwheat). A slight breadiness is also present. There is a touch of lemon zest to the finish. The aftertaste is pleasant and non-distracting.
It is a light bodied beer. Almost no coating to the mouth and the carbonation is a present if not mild.
When I first had this beer at a tasting, I didn't know what to make of it. It was unusual, different and something I knew I had to try. I just couldn't tell if it was good or bad after just 2 ounces of beer. I'm rather glad I picked up a bottle to do a full review on. I've found the taste to be surprisingly pleasant. I bet this beer would go really well with a lot of different meals.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2009 02:26:57 | More by Contagion
More User Reviews:
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Cloudy amber ale, not much in the way of head. What head there is remains coating the top of the beer.
S: Grains, sweet biscuit malts, citrus, and light floral hops. Very sweet smelling beer.
T: Toasted grains, caramel malts, a kiss of floral hops. Not a very aggressive flavor, but pleasant.
M: Light, watery, and moderate carbonation.
O: A very forgettable beer. Nothing stands out about it much at all. A pleasant beer, just ordinary
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 20:39:13 | More by DaveBlack
Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.