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Irish Style Lager - Rogue Ales

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Irish Style Lager
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658 Ratings
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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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.

28 IBU
75 AA
9.8º Lovibond
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Photo of BeerMeWilk
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Overall good beer. Reminded me of some other lagers. Nothing out of the ordinary with this one. It was a smooth drink with very low alcohol content. There definitely was a crisp sensation after taking a few drinks so the brewer is not lying about "apple crisp finish." But there are no apple notes to this brew.

Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is eclectic, rather than keltic!

An American krystal-wheat perhaps?

A: Yellow with a fluffy, white head, some retention & good lacing.

S: Floral & grassy hops with a hint of tartness & grain.

T: Interesting tart-bitter balance, floral & grassy spicing, hints of bready malt.

M: Light to moderate body is smooth.

D: Very drinkable. Would be a great summer beer.

Photo of gmcfarre
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a traditional pint glass

A - Clear yellow with an orangish hue and a lovely 2 inch white head. Head fades to leave behind a thin layer of unevenness. Carbo bubbles stream throughout.

S - Smell is clean and malty with a slight air of green apple skunkiness. Smells like a fruity, craft-brewed Heineken.

T - Clean and sharp up front with breaded malt tastes and a subdued sweetness. Aftertaste forgoes high bitterness for an almost puckering green apple sensation.

M - Great mouthfeel that transitions from smooth to creamy and carbonated to a slightly bitter, drying finish. Oddly, mouthfeel was the first thing that jumped out about this beer.

D - Nicely drinkable and a good sessionable brew, if only it was moe widely available.

Photo of maxpower
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a clear golden color with a small creamy white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Aromas of bread and skunk, cracker and lemon flavors. Medium bodied with a light and crisp mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. A very good lager for sure, but charging over 5 bucks a bottle is a bit crazy. ( Three Floyds )

Photo of Winston3737
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy pale golden color with very little head. There are quite a few bubbles rising, but they don’t do much to maintain the head.

Aroma: Very mild yet refined sweet toasty malt profile that seems derived from a significant portion of Vienna malt along with an already noticeable floral hop presence. As the beer warms a bit, the flavor showcases the hops more as well there is a slight mineral-like aroma becoming noticeable

Taste: The malt hop balance carries into the flavor also. The malt takes on a more honey like flavor than I expected from the nose. The hops are a pretty big player in this beer. I don’t know what to expect from an “Irish Lager” but this reminds me of a Northern German Pilsner that uses British hops. If that is what it is supposed to taste like, then they hit it. The finish is pretty balanced and ends clean with a slight sweetness to linger for a little while on the back of the throat. No alcohol is really noticeable in the flavor, but after drinking the entire bottle in about 20 minutes, I am a little warmer than I was previously. The flavor and aftertaste takes on a more bitter acidic taste as the beer warms up some.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I like the way that it remains balanced the entire time, and makes you really try to figure out who is in charge between the hops and malt. There is also enough flavor from the hops to keep this beer from tasting like a Vienna Lager. As I stated previously, if this is what an Irish Lager tastes like, I’m in! I would drink this beer again.

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

typical Rogue bomber. No freshness indication. Pours medium cloudy straw in color, minor head, but leaves some fine bubble wispy lacing. A few lazy bubbles keep on rising to the top. Nose is just a hint of some lemony grass. Clean and refreshing, some more lemon and some grassyness. Light, snappy and easy drinking. Decent for the style, (lagers, who needs em??) and not a bad warm weather sessioner. Doubt I would go for this one too often, rather have any one of a bunch of other Rogues that exhibit more character and complexity.

Photo of Moo5152
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Lost Dog Cafe in Ithaca, NY.

Well, it is the best Euro pale lager I've ever had, but it's still Euro pale lager. There's a grainy background, but that's mostly hidden by a fruity ester flavor from the yeast. Not much bitterness, but not overly-sweet. If I was in the mood to drink a bunch of beer, and this wasn't so expensive I'd go here.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of edskirk3
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

'Tis a twenty-two ounce bottle with me grandfather painted on it.

Vessel of choice: pint glass. Pours a nice straight gold with a healthy-looking white head. Minimal lacing and staying power. Light continuous carbonation.

Smells light and crisp, sort of like apple rind. Tastes very light as well. Has some body to it but not too much. Finishes dry.

Kells reminds me of an unspiced, odorless Saison. Subtlety was key here, apparently. I'd certainly have another one.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Irish Style Lager from Rogue Ales
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