Kulture Clash | Rogue Ales

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3.76/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A clash of beer and kombucha cultures create this unique sour ale.

Added by Knapp85 on 04-07-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
pDev:
18.09%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Daniellobo
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewMaven
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden/orange with a thin short lived head. I'm getting a bit of orange in the smell...maybe some grapefruit too. Taste is dominated by bittersweet citrus and a hint of honey showing up mid palate and both stick around as the beer goes down. Nice bright, not too thin mouthfeel with a prickly carbonation. Very enjoyable on this oppressive summer day on Long Island.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
1/5  rDev -73.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mrkozak
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryan4120
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Hazy up top with a lot of clarity; orange/yellow/amber depending on the lighting and the hazy/clarity characteristics with a medium fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sweetness dominates with notes of green tea, orange, malt, wheat, honey.
T - Blonde ale up front with kombucha behind - the tea dominates the palate though. Notes of sweet malt up front from the blonde ale followed by notes of green tea: earth, citrus, and honey. Overall, very sweet, but surprisingly good and refreshing.
F - Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Somewhat fizzy, but not over the top.
O - This one was really weird at first as I wasn't really knowing what to expect, never having had a tea beer or kombucha. At first I was really taken back by the sweetness of this brew, but after accepting the flavors of tea alongside beer, I really came to appreciate what Rogue was doing with this beer. It fits the bill: it's got the characters of a blonde ale mixed with a tea. Would I buy this one again? No, probably not, but would I try another tea beer, sure, and I have Rogue to thank for that.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerfam205
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of g00ey
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious beer. Near perfect beer/kombucha blend. Hazy blond with nice tightly packed foam topping. Citrusy smell. Bright, citrusy, refreshing, slightly tart taste. Can definitely taste the kombucha. I like kombucha, but don't love it, although I love this. Better than any of the high alcohol kombucha's I've had. It's a weird combo but the marriage definitely works. Rogue got it right. This is a great summertime brew.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
05/09/2018

Bottle to Snifter. Not much into Kombucha (not even 100% sure what it is), but I had to have this for the bottle collection.

LOOK: Orange-yellow color with a very mild haze. Small white head that fades. Poor retention.
AROMA: Ginger, Lemon. Touch of Kimchi which must be whatever is fermenting. Pineapple maybe.
TASTE: Citrus. Lemon. Tea. Ginger. Lime, Hay, grass, .
FEEL: a nice bite that is a little sour, a little bitter, a little astringent.....but it all falls in place with the ginger.

Pleasantly surprised. The first few wafts/sips were disheartening, but I really worked into this throughout dinner and later. Reminds me of a different kind of ginger beer. There are really a lot of flavors and aromas that come and go throughout. Very Interesting.


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Photo of goopy
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square - another relatively inexpensive serving option, compared to the bottled version.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a thin cap of wispy and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of coral reef lace around the glass as things slowly progress.

It smells of musty hippie herbal tea, grainy and bready pale malt, a bit of muddled citrus flesh, a further indistinct funky fruitiness, and some tame earthy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and doughy cereal malt, over-sugared funky herbal tea, some orange and generic grapefruit rind, and more earthy, leafy, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its insouciant-seeming frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really causing any sort of to-do here. It finishes on the sweet side, the saccharine, musty tea essence predominating.

Overall - you know the feeling when you get to the bottom of a mug of your ex-wife's weird herbal tea, where the sugar wasn't adequately stirred? That's this, essentially - overly sweet Kombucha, joined with a bland Blonde ale. This amount is more than enough for me.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cuy50
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a sloth-adorned yellow-green bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. Love the artwork.

L: Nearly clear light golden pour. Thin white head... falls fast with modest lacing.

S: Spicy... tea/kombucha. Mild funk and light citrus.

T/F: Sweet with mild tartness.... spicy and exotic. Light lemon citrus... mild funk and sweet tea... honey. Tangy... light bodied... somewhat fizzy carbonation. Sticky on the aftertaste.

O: What an odd little beer... yet surprisingly tasty. Not really a sour... more like a sweet-tart with spice. Enjoying this way more than expected after a few hours of yard work. Good stuff!

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Photo of Suds
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy, yellow-gold colored liquid without much of a head. The aroma has under-ripe fruit, with a lemon-zing tartness. There is also an earthy scent...I get a little peanut and herb. The taste is sweet...I get pale malt and kombucha tea. There is a little tartness, with some honey and more tea. Full in body. Very flavorful.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount or streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, and biscuit; with light pepper, musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, tea, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, and biscuit; with light pepper, musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light lactic tartness, yeast spiciness, and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, biscuit, light pepper/funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, tea, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is an excellent sour blonde ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, tea, pale/wheat malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly acidic/bitter/drying finish. This has great well rounded wild/funky complexity of the kombucha tea, without all the vinegar; with a really great balanced base American blonde ale. A very enjoyable, unique, and well made offering.

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Kulture Clash from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 24 ratings