Morimoto Soba Ale - Rogue Ales
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3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
I had Morimoto Soba ale in a shaker pint.
Appearance- One finger of white and puffy foam. There are a bunch of bubbles in the lid. The body has a good amount of carbonation and is copper colored.
Smell- The nuttiness is certainly forward on the nose. It reminds me of hazelnuts and toasted walnuts. There is a little wheat underneath too, maybe even some vanilla.
Taste- The front of the drink is sweeter and has the vanilla and hazelnut quality. It also develops an earthy quality and the nuttiness pervades the length of the drink. By the finish, there is a grassy quality.
Mouth feel- I like the creaminess of this beer. It thins out a little on the back end, and I can't say the best flavors make up the aftertaste.
Overall- This beer is good, and I like the nuttiness of it. However, after that, the beer is a little bland and a little heavy to be a nice low alcohol quaffer.
06-27-2012 03:15:16 | More by Pintofbrown
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
bomber into beer flute served cold at Izumi Sushi and Grill in Eugene.
A: No head, good clarity, honey colored. A very thing white ring around the glass. Refilled my glass after I finished it, this time more aggressive pour got 2 fingers of white head. The second half of the bottle was much cloudier also.
S: grainy, the soba is present as well a little bit of a yeast smell. Not much hops.
T: bready with just a hint of hops. The buckwheat flavor is there kind of like actually eating soba noodles. A little nutty from the toasted soba, no sweetness, and enough hops to balance but not really shine.
M: medium-light body slightly drying. A little fizz but not much. Good for a lighter drink (when you don't want something really heavy.)
O: Paired well with all the sushi I was eating. Can't say it was worth the $12 I paid for it but I only ever see this beer at Japanese restaurants for about $12 so I would have ended up paying that anyway. Good beer though, want to try the other two soba offerings in the Morimoto line from Rogue.
06-20-2012 05:43:32 | More by N3rdM3t4l
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
A- Effervescent apple juice, but cloudier. Nice foamy head forms, but quickly dissipated. I could see sediment floating around in the glass, but it was tiny particles.
S- Sweet, some kind of apricot or grapefruit aroma as well. Malty as well in the nose. You can smell the alcohol, but it's not overpowering the nose at all.
T- Tastes like a cross between a Killians Red and a malt liquor. Not much of the 4.8% ABV comes out in the taste. The beer had the malt liquor sweetness and grainy taste with the malty/almost toasted flavor of the Killians. There is a small floral note from the hops that balances the finish. This would probably go really well with brats and sauerkraut!
M- Medium to full bodied. It drinks like a heavier pilsner. It's an easy drinking beer, but the wrong kind for a really hot day.
Overall, I will not be seeking out this beer again. I appreciate that it didn't taste boozy, but the sweet macro lager/malt liquor taste with the red ale taste is just something that wasn't making me hunger for more, nor did it leave a lasting impression on me.
05-13-2012 18:54:00 | More by ThomasMetal75
Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.