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Irish Style Lager - Rogue Ales

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Irish Style Lager
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BA SCORE
82
good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jon on 09-28-2002

7 Ingredients:
Malts: Great Western Pale, Crystal -15, Wheat & Acidulated Malts.
Hops: Sterling.
Yeast & Water: Czech Pils Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

12º PLATO
28 IBU
75 AA
9.8º Lovibond
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of LPorter33
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased 22oz from Martignetti's

Apperance = Decent looking golden yellow with a bit more depth and character than your usualy pale lager. Head is minimal and lacing isn't great. Bit of cloudiness and deeper coloring gives puts it above average.

Smell = Sweet grain malt is dominant with a good bit of hops coming in also. Definite pale alcohol scent present. Smells like it's well balanced.

Taste = an OK pale lager. Slightly above average tasting and nothing spectacular. Flavors are pretty mild and unimpressive but not offensive. I'd expect much better from Rogue. Definitely a step above most cheap lagers but not so much that I can ever justify paying Rogue prices.

Overall = A pretty disappointing beer considering who it came from. It's certainly not offensive though and it quite easy to consume with good drinkability. The flavors are just pedestrian and uninspiring. Mildly recommended if you're into these light lagers.

Photo of introvertedone
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed 4/4/10:

The Kells Irish Style Lager was a beautiful golden color. Upon pouring into the glass it presented a very strong floral aroma but the taste was surprisingly lacking in flavor. The lager had a smooth, light feel. It's a refreshing lager and wouldn't mind drinking this again but maybe needs some tweaking to get flavor just right.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of HopsNPot
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- see through, very light yellow.
S- lagerish haha.
T- maybe its just because of the style of brew that it is, but i felt it was almost watery with a hint of citrus afterwards, almost like a wheat beer.
M- very light
D- goes down very easy and kinda grows on ya as you drink it.

OVerall i wasnt very impressed with the brew, it was too tame (like i said almost watery). but that may just be a personal bias becaouse i either like high hop IPAs or i like dark ass chocalate stouts n vanilla porters.

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McD0uche
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bomber into pint glass:

A: Very pale yellow. I don't see too many beers with this kind of clarity. Pretty sticky lacing. Average head, nothing special there.

S: Grassy notes. Smells identical to your typical light lager, which is pretty much a turnoff for me. Maybe it's the style, but it's not my favorite smell.

T: Surprisingly delicious after the smell. Buttery and refreshing. Caramel notes on the end.

M: Smooth, lower carbonation. Flows very well across the palate.

O: The taste and mouthfeel saved this one for me. After I made the pour, viewed the beer, and smelled it, I was a bit worried. Luckily Rogue came through with a tasty and satisfying brew.

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of beerbrains
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much to look at,pale and little head, but very decent and drinkable lager. Well malted, and tasty in that respect. A pint of this went down quickly after a hot summer day. Herbal, spot of spearmint, tad of spice,lightly lemony, well carbonated. Well done.

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Not bad. Not a whole lot of body

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Rob315
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The archetypal pour for the lager style a crystalline gold, the head portly in size, creamy in its consistency, a brilliant white, and as it erodes leaves behind a thick clinging sheet of lace to conceal the glass. The aroma of barley, freshly toasted, sweet, clean and a real treat for the senses. As for the start, you guessed it malt, sweet and the top middling in its mouth feel. Modestly acidic, the hops apropos to the style, dry and long lasting aftertaste, quite drinkable and a real thirst quencher irregardless the time of year.

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.