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Kells Irish Style Lager - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
82
good

642 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

HoppySeb, Sep 19, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -0.3%

Fitzy01, Sep 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

jakewatt135, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

malfunxion, Aug 28, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

EricKelly386, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

aphamer, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

KevChiTown, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and slight fruity flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the smell on this one is slightly better in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

bmaxtothemax, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden yellow color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Toasted, bready, cereal, pale, lager yeast, herbal, and grassy hops.

Taste: Same as above with traditional lager bite and some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty standard Euro lager. Definitely drink when nice and cold on a hot summer day.

Flounder57, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of chinchill
2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Rogue is a reliable brewery so this undated bottle is probably past its prime.

Appearance: Pours lright yellow-gold with plenty of rising bubbles. The white head is good sized and durable, slowly fading into a thin top layer. Leaves decent lacing.

Smell: Some off or unattractive notes from Euro hops.

Taste: Better than what the smell hints at, this is a relatively robust and earthy lager. Mildly bitter, lightly hoppy finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate-high amount of spft carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

Overall: Not a strong style and one of the least attractive offerings from Rogue.

chinchill, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

CMOrak, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

ZEB89, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

kopello, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

trocketsauced, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

cd34, May 20, 2014
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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.

QueerBeer, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

JLSIV, May 18, 2014
Kells Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
82 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.