Morimoto Soba Ale | Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Soba AleMorimoto Soba Ale
BA SCORE
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:
#42,470
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
520
pDev:
15.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
50
Trade:
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Ratings: 520 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StanfordBlack
4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is strange for me. I think it's overall a good beer, but only if I'm in the right mood.

Appearance: beautiful gold color that reflects the wheaty nature of the beer.

Smell: absolutely wonderful! Rich notes of toasted buckwheat with a very mild floral hint. Smelling it brought a nice big smile to my face.

Taste: a bit delicate but nice with hints of buckwheat and a very slight but pleasant starchiness. Standalone the beer is great! But with a nice bowl of hot udon it's a masterpiece.

Feel: good, but not perfect. I felt it lacked a prominent head and unfortunately was a tad flat. It's not bad, but it feels like it's meant to be paired with food.

Overall: it's a good beer, but not something I would drink on board games night. Rather it's one I would prefer on a quiet night watching a movie and eating some Udon.

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Photo of mauralydon
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 5pmsomewhere
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duffman79
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of gush
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rudedude985
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Liked it. Nice hop aroma i thought i was about to dive into a pale ale. Nope, dry and very clean pilsner like. Very bubbly also. The flowery hop aroma really through me for a loop this beer would be awesome on a hot day.

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Photo of Severdali
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%

You'll get the Soba taste. If you like it, you will be hooked. Nutty.

Nuff' sed

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kishanti
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of avwrite
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

It's advertised with Soba all over it, but honestly, I couldn't taste any difference between this and your standard wheat beer. I was expecting something darker, but it came out quite light looking and had a taste of honey to it. Nice novelty, but nothing special.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05/16/12 A tad thick on the tongue & a touch bitter, but all in all a nice brew. A 'tweener inasmuch as it seems to be suited as a spring/autumn beer.

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Photo of EthanS1
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a thick head that leaves plenty of splashy lace

Smell: Honey sweetness with earthy buckwheat tones

Appearance: Honey coated wheat toast, up front, with the sweetness lingering as it is countered by earthy hops; a bit grainy in the finish, though the earthy tones blend nicely with the sweeter malts

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I can see this pairing very nicely with Japanese food but as a standalone beverage it is a bit too sweet to command my attention

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