Morimoto Soba Ale | Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale
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3.53/5
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520 Ratings
Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
8 Ingredients:
Malts: Roasted Soba, Harrington, Metcalf, Munich & C-15.
Hops: Crystal.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

12º PLATO
30 IBU
75 AA
14º Lovibond

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,415
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
520
pDev:
15.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
50
Trade:
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Photo of q33jeff
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
02/09/14

Aroma Is very faint, touch of wheat. Golden clear color, no head to speak of, but some fizzyness at the surface. Taste is light, but nutty. Very crisp. Tasty. Another nice Rogue beer."

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 06/14/17:

Butterscotch to copper amber color, fairly clear on first pour, more of a faint cloudiness than a haze. Second pour is much murkier, imagine an unaltered Dunkelweizen. Creamy white head with filmy, milky texture, and lower moderate retention. Smell is grainy, toasty, somewhat sweet and a little vegetal. Palate is very strange. Caramel-sweet and grassy-tart as expected from grain bill (which includes barley in addition to the soba/buckwheat), but attached to a vegetal/herbal/bitter/vinous starchy woodiness that I am certain must be the soba, rather than hops. Medium in body, with soft and creamy effervescence which lightens it significantly.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan4120
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Golden amber with a minimal white head that leaves behind some lacing.
S - sweet malt and wheat, notes of caramel and biscuit as well as some floral notes but not very strong at all.
T - Sweet malt throughout with notes of caramel and biscuit. Wheat is present throughout. Hints of citrus. Some nuttiness to the flavor profile as well.
F - Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - This is a pretty nice ale. Loads of malty sweetness with a good amount of wheat. Notes of citrus, biscuit, nuts, and caramel. Not really sure what I was expecting here but overall a nice ale. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of mnine
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alphakitty
4.34/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leefx
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and slightly cloudy. Lots of slow rising bubbles, topped with a foam of off white colour.

Smells slightly tart, of crackers, a hint of bergamot, pine and orange.

Very caramelly,but not sweet, biscuit to the hilt, bergamot, pine and orange all come through as well. Only a hint of bitterness on the end.

Biscuity, chewy, almost thick body, with a moderate amount of spicy carbonation.

I'm really loving the style, the ingenuity, and the label. Its one of those which isn't over the top in any direction otherwise, so could be confused easily for an American pale ale, or styled Munich lager even. But its great, out of the box. Got on wish beer, drank Dec. 1st, 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Orange-amber body with cloudiness increasing as the bottle drains, off-white soapy head, loose carbonation. Nose and taste are dull- grain and rough malty sweetness, paper, mild hop spice, bitterness, and floral notes. An intensive search for enjoyable flavor, however delicate or hidden, turns up nothing. This isn't nuanced, it's just boring and far underpowered. Body is light, fine prickles of carbonation.
Yawn. It seems that all chef-beer crossovers have high, innovative goals, but the results are usually boring clutter in the landscape of poorly executed 'craft' beers.

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Photo of ZinFanDave
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halcyon
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCCIndy
4.32/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought from Marukai 22oz bottle $6.99
Golden amber color
Medium Mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Smooth with just a tiny amount of bitterness after taste,has a hint of a taste that does remind me of soba
Overall a really great beer that goes great with food as it has an easy drinking taste that would not overpower or alter the taste of the food you're eating, but has the flavor that keeps you wanting to drink more of it.

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Morimoto Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 520 ratings