Kells Irish Style Lager - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.54/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a light golden yellow colored brew with a foamy one finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is grainy and citrusy. A biscuit smell is mixed with some lightly toasted malt smells as well as a grapefruit and lemon citrus smell.
Taste – The taste begins with some of the grainy flavor that was detected in the nose. There is a light amount of sweeter orange citrus as well as some light caramel taste. Upfront there are some lighter flavors of grapefruit mixed within as well. The grapefruit isn't huge upfront, but this changes as the flavor advances further. More toward the middle and the end of the taste, a somewhat sour lemon and grapefruit hop flavor comes to the tongue. These give the brew a rather bitter and sour taste. At the very end a grassy flavor joins the mix leaving a rather odd sour but grainy and grass flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average side in terms of its creaminess and thickness as well as rather average in carbonation. A bit more carbonation and a slightly thinner body may have suited better the sour flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was pretty decent.
Overall – I was not expecting the tastes that were in this beer. Although it is not one I think I would frequent, it has a relatively interesting citrus and sour flavor that make this one a try.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2013 01:30:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.61/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a richly dark straw hue, a bit hazy. Minimal foam (although I poured softer than usual, so that may have been my fault). Aroma a bit grassy, but couldn't pick up too much else due to the improper pour. Taste of cereal grains, biscuity. Nothing complex or layered to my palate. Bit of a hollow mouthfeel, crisp with a dry finish.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 19:34:44 | More by QueerBeer
Kells Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.