Issaquah Ménage À Frog | Rogue Ales

Issaquah Ménage À FrogIssaquah Ménage À Frog
BA SCORE
44.8%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 87 Ratings
Issaquah Ménage À FrogIssaquah Ménage À Frog
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
5 Ingredients:
Malts: Pilsner.
Hops: Saaz.
Yeast & Water: Belgian Candi Sugar,
Water and Abbey Yeast.

22º PLATO
30 IBU
80 AA
16º Lovibond

Added by on 01-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,884
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
87
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
14.6%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of thagr81us
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into Mikkeller taster flute. Poured hazy golden yellow with minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wood, caramel, earth, and subtle earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wood, earth, dark fruit, caramel, fruit hop, and subtle sweet alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. There was quite a bit going on in this one if I'm honest. Fairly complex and very refreshing throughout the glass. Nice notes going on for the style. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and suggest that you do the same.

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Photo of oishiibiiru
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass (the big one).

Yeah, I bought this because of the name alone. *sigh* Oh well... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy golden-straw topped by a short finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises banana Belgian candi sugar, light clove, and sourdough. The taste brings in more of the same, with the bread really coming through powerfully. Beneath that layer lies one of straight candy sweetness laced with a touch of booze. Then comes a brief bit of Belgian spiciness before the other two layers return with a vengeance. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty sad tripel, one that definitely skimps on the Belgian characteristics that make the style shine. I big disappointment, especially for the nearly $15 I paid for this bottle...

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Photo of pmckenney
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Last beer I had on-tap at Rogue's brewery in Newport OR during a recent visit.

Pours a lovely pure yellow colour, with a firm but translucent haze. Head is white, persistent and huge, although it leaves no lacing whatsoever as it falls. Carbonation is powdery when the glass is tilted. Looks good.

Big Belgian characters on the nose: buttered bread, baked beans, roundness. It's smooth, but sharp and pleasant. Awesomely traditional and very, very good.

Light buttery characters on the front, before moving into some smooth organics. Hint of floral notes (perhaps lavender) before a dry, phenolic finish. It's light but rather biting on the end, but leaves no ringing residuals on the aftertaste. Feel is smooth but light.

Overall, this is a very tasty brew, and a really good tripel. I'll admit, I wasn't expecting all that much: I find it rare to get a non-Belgian tripel that's really worthy of the style, but this is pretty damn good.

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Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Rathakem
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow with a little white to no head. In the aroma, banana and a small candy sugar. In the taste, banana, small candy sugar, and a small alcohol like taste. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness and light candy sugar in the aftertaste. Dry banana and a small alcohol taste, EH! Quite basic.

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Photo of beerborn
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Issaquah Ménage À Frog

Rogue Ales

Pours a dark golden color with a small, short livid white head and no lacing. Aromas of estery Belgian abbey yeast, with lots of fruit, bubblegum, banana and bready notes. In the taste, more fruity notes, (pear, apple, banana) and some sweet bubblegum notes. Very faint herbal hop character and low bitterness. Mostly sweet, with bubblegum and fruity esters sticking out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice carbonation sting. Finishes relatively clean with some lingering sweetness. Overall, a pretty nice American interpretation of a Belgian Tripel. Fruity, somewhat sweet, and pretty tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Issaquah Ménage À Frog from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 44.8% out of 100 with 87 ratings
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