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White Crane Bitter - Rogue Ales

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White Crane BitterWhite Crane Bitter

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BA SCORE
81
good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 04-07-2009)
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Dovers

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-01-2014 22:26:18 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-01-2014 22:24:56 | More by Dover
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess this bottle is a little old? considering it's really not that bad for the age. Bright orange color, white head, malty slightly fruity and vinous aroma. Creamy medium body, lots of wine like notes, grapey, a little medicinal and grassy . Has a very unique peachy flavor to it overall, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:10:23 | More by jtierney89
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I just read this brew only happened once. How I came to one in 2014 was interesting, and I wasn't even looking for it.

Nose: Raisins and minerals

Body is a cloudy orange, and the head quickly reduces to a quarter finger after a gentle pour.

Taste: Lemons, apricot, grapes, and oranges. What I really love is the grapefruit finish, with a odd mineral bite at the end.

Mouthfeel: Just right!

Overall, I'd say this was a good find. It's still odd that I found one now.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 01:55:43 | More by BierStein711
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-02-2014 17:45:34 | More by LXIXME
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

09-14-2013 15:30:08 | More by bernat1971
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-16-2013 15:43:07 | More by swinyeju
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-03-2013 00:22:36 | More by Chugs13
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GoGoYubari

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-23-2013 03:30:30 | More by GoGoYubari
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-21-2012 21:40:08 | More by GiantMidget
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2012 02:25:43 | More by duceswild
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-26-2012 02:51:46 | More by pknyc
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that consistently covered the surface and left a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of caramel malts in the nose along with some hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a very slight amount of bitterness and some hints of malty sweetness and toffee.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Although this beer seems quite malty and flavorful for an ESB, it is rather drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 21:18:36 | More by metter98
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JasonONeill

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-01-2012 00:54:26 | More by JasonONeill
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-27-2012 19:39:53 | More by mrskunk
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-23-2012 03:26:08 | More by Rathakem
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-11-2012 02:04:35 | More by Tyrawlings
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-18-2012 11:18:06 | More by Telestic
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with a clear, copper tinted body...the head stood one finger tall and was off white in color...it stayed as a full cap and left some decent lacing

S - The nose was rather sweet with lots of caramel and an underlying fruitiness...bready malts...faint hops

T - This bitter was rather malty from start to finish...sweet caramel catches your tastes buds right away...the middle brings a toasted malt and breadiness flavor...apples and some other fruity flavors come in...the finish brings out dark toffee notes with an underlying, yet faint, hop presence

M - Medium bodied...metallic twang, sweet finish

O - This one needed just a few more hop notes...it was a rather sweet ESB...my bottle may have been old, but the two Japanese-looking Rogue bottles I've had have not impressed me

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 15:50:26 | More by thain709
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mdfb79

New York

3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Stateline in MD for about $2.99. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Hop Leaf tulip.

a - Pours a murky deep orange color with two fingers of off white fluffy head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, earthy notes, grassy, toasted malts, and light fruit. A little bland, but not as bland as the taste is. The citrus hops are nice, though faint.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, light fruit, light caramel malts, grain, bread, and earthy notes. Very malty and a bit bland. Also a little bit of tea to it, some definite herbal notes.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

o - Overall reminded me a little bit of their Green Tea IPA, but a bit blander. Light citrus in the nose and a ton of malts in the taste. Not bad but not one I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 00:58:37 | More by mdfb79
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-02-2011 04:59:13 | More by deapokid
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-23-2011 05:09:27 | More by JAHMUR
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emerge077

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice silkscreened bottle, $2.29 from Artale in Rockford.

Poured into a tulip glass, there's a brief layer of foam that fades quickly to an extremely thin veil across the surface. Bright reddish orange, pristine clarity, thin ring of white around the edges.

Bready and floral nose, slightly sweet. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Medium bodied, some light shortbread flavors. Very mild residual bitterness, honey malt and a slightly medicinal apple flavor. Finishes dry and bitter with a bigger sip. Overall ok, pretty average though.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 01:58:18 | More by emerge077
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Copper-bronze with an almost pinkish hue, thin ring of retention, only a few spots of lace.

S: Interesting aroma of lychee fruit, marmalade, lemon grass, raspberry buds, caramel and biscuit.

T: Lychee fruit, earthy orange rind, caramel, biscuit, modest bitterness lets the residual sweetness really come through. There's some hops here, but it's still balanced to the sweet side. Seems to be a little oxidized, though I purchased this from the fridge in their brewery store?

M: Moderate body has a modest carbonation and some residual sweetness.

D/O: It's fairly well-hopped, but it doesn't seem like a ROGUE.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 03:45:04 | More by Derek
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afinepilsner

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle

White Crane Bitter Ale was amber in color and quite cloudy. It had a creamy beige head with good retention and lacing. The smell was sweet toasted malt and toffee. The taste was sweet toasted malt and fruit with plenty of earthy hop flavor. The finish was semi-dry and with residual hop flavor and bitterness. It was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall it's a pretty good beer and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 00:01:59 | More by afinepilsner
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White Crane Bitter from Rogue Ales
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