Counter Currant | Rogue Ales

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3.61/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 08-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
7
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can bought and drank at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

Looks blood red to me, the foam is dark pink. Good lacing while the foam is around.

Smells fruity, it's been ages since I have had black currants. Mild sour and mild sweetness going on.

Taste is pretty balanced with the sweet notes perhaps being slightly more noticeable than the sour. Delicious to me and very drinkable.

Light body with light carbonation.

I reckon I like it more than the majority and I am okay with that.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BerryKumquat
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but was just released. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/purple color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky dark pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, pear, red apple, red grape/wine, wheat, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of brown sugar, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of currants, fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, pear, red apple, red grape/wine, wheat, white bread dough, and toasted biscuit; with light notes of brown sugar, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tang/tartness; and mild herbal, grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy black currants, fruit skin/seeds, peach, plum, pear, red apple, red grape/wine, wheat, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of currants, fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and fruit tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky/tannic mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.4%. Overall this is an excellent fruit beer. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of currants, fruity yeast, bready malts, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Awesome balance of juicy/jammy currants, fruity yeast, and bready malts; with mild earthy hop presence against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Counter Currant from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 7 ratings