Sour Frog | Rogue Ales

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 07-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of whatsajessica
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beardo
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Note: Entered as a Lambic because that is the style that Sour Frog most closely resembles. It was served to me as a geuze, however, I do not think that it technically counts as a geuze in terms of blending.

Appearance: Poured into a La Chouffe glass at Belmont Station during Pucker Fest a piss gold color with great white lacing but oddly…no head. Appears filtered but I would guess that the dregs of this keg will be thick with yeast. Very carbonated…naturally…

Aroma: Wet hay, barn yard funk, lemon, melon, a shot of piss, and moldy lime.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Simply remarkable. The front and side palates hit with a tremendous sourness, more subdued then a big, unfiltered geuze but huge none-the-less. The middle palate and finish are malty of the pilsner variety. Some wheat may be present. Mild hay flavors play a role. The body is clean, crisp, and light over all. Lemon rind and musk melon are big.

Drinkability: I would have drank this all day but Fou Forne and massive glasses of La Folie were calling.

Not as sour or funky as its many of its Belgian counterparts but perfectly crafted. Yet another example of American ingenutiy at its best. Side note: I was told that this beer was brewed a few years ago by a brewer who is no longer with Rogue. As the story goes, he returned each month for over a year to test that this beer was maturing properly. This beer is rather aged. I heard 15 months and 2 years from different people while I was tasting it. I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that itwas brewed 3 or more years ago. It is quite mature.

 1,576 characters

Sour Frog from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.