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Kells Irish Style Lager - Rogue Ales

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Kells Irish Style LagerKells Irish Style Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 21
Gots: 10 | 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:
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 added by: Jon on 09-28-2002)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color lager with large foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of light malt with no discernable hops. Taste is also dominated by some lightly sweet hops with no easily detectable adjunct. Body is quite lively with some good carbonation. Easily drinkable but not very complex or enjoyable for that matter.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2009 02:30:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass.


A-Murky golden color,no head and no retention also had a little bit of sediment in the beer.Didnt mind that though.

T-Typical lager taste,malty and sweet.Little burning in the taste.

S-Sweet and fruity

M-Not harsh or strong tasting what so ever.I dont know if you would put this in the same catagory as a Yuengling Lager but I think Yuengling is way better.This is one of the Rogues I didnt care for.

D-Not bad I would reccomend this to a lager drinker, but I wouldnt go out of my way to drink it again.Ive had better lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2006 02:45:02 | More by MmmIPA
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bismarksays

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-15-2013 10:33:43 | More by bismarksays
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-11-2012 01:57:51 | More by Tyrawlings
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On my last beer run I took a flyer on this brew. Thanks to participating in BA, I seem to be trying styles I haven't had in ages. That said, this is probably the third lager style beer I've had as of late. My score is indicative of my particular taste slant - I prefer a thicker malty lager.

A - golden straw colored. Actually could see my tv through the brew clearly. kinda fun.
S - light on the trademark lager yeast smell. hint of hops and grain.
T - Very lightly lager yeast, background tastes of hops, green apple and grain. Nothing really prominent through the taste experience, rather this brew seems to be intended as a compliment to a pub food experience or dinner.
M - Very light. can't say it enough.
D - easy to drink, low alcohol content so even at a 22oz bomber serving size it doesn't overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2006 15:04:06 | More by barleywinebrewer
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-30-2012 23:05:18 | More by crobinso
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-21-2012 16:51:12 | More by carteravebrew
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dcellis

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-28-2012 13:23:06 | More by dcellis
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-16-2014 16:39:19 | More by Sspeer1
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-07-2012 00:34:54 | More by jaidenjb
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-05-2014 03:39:36 | More by crowbar540
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zbkai189

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-27-2013 03:10:12 | More by zbkai189
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-25-2012 16:12:55 | More by ejimhof
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JDV

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden pour with a big fluffy white head. Smell is of light malt, tart apple juice like yeast. Very, very light bodied, with a somewhat tart flavor of apples, light breadiness, and pale lager like malt. Easy drinking, smooth with a quick, clean finish with basically no detectable bitterness, but nothing to write home about.
If you have to pay $5.50 a bomber for it where you live too, I'd wait for a day when your girlfriend is being really generous and decides to buy it for you, as I did, because I can think of many better beers for the price. (but thank you honey)

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 18:57:19 | More by JDV
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ScarletLady

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: light gold, slightly hazy. no real head to speak of with light carbonation
Smell: nothing distinctive
Taste: very light with a slight bitter finish. tasted very mainstream if that is an valid descriptive. I am guilty here of comparing it to Harp which has a bigger flavor.

Overall a very average beer, the best that I can say is that there wasn't anything offensive about it. A little disappointing since I expected more from Rogue, but overall very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2006 14:32:36 | More by ScarletLady
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jharkins07

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-17-2012 21:49:41 | More by jharkins07
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CaptainPancakes

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-31-2013 05:22:51 | More by CaptainPancakes
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rob99er

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-08-2012 04:57:23 | More by rob99er
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tizride

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-30-2012 05:22:10 | More by tizride
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Minkybut

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer from the bottle to a 50 degree tumbler. What can I say, I guess I think this was just an average beer by the way I scored it. The beer was a noce gold color with a decent head. The beer tasted fresh with a bit of a bite at first taste. Fair lacing also. I guess I would buy again but only if there was not much of a choice of beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2007 23:32:08 | More by Minkybut
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-23-2011 05:04:00 | More by JAHMUR
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ManEdward1979

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-18-2014 03:45:34 | More by ManEdward1979
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quasimoto

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear golden amber in to my glass witha slight white carbinated head that dissapates quickly leaving no lace.

S- It smell of light citrusy noble hops. Not a strong overpowering aroma but its follwed by a light malt prescence.

T - Light bicuity flavor, some bread, and maybe some vineous flavors bouncing around in there. Like a light chardonnay.

M - Kinda chewy for the style. not light enough. Creamy on the tounge, and has sharpness from the carbination on the mid-tip of the tounge.

D - Its a light Euro pale lager. Its not bursting with flavor, but it is true to style.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2006 22:44:41 | More by quasimoto
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cd34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-20-2014 01:58:42 | More by cd34
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-23-2014 22:02:22 | More by jimmy13
Kells Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.