Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rogue 21 Ale

I picked up a bottle of Rogue 21 Ale from Latimer Deli in Philadelphia, PA. The beer pours a dark amber color with a lofty and frothy off-white colored head. That aroma consists of pine, lemon, caramel, and alcohol. The taste is malty with a little bit of cardboard flavor, caramel, pine, lemon, orange, molasses, and earth. The finish is dry and taste of toasted toffee and just a hint of licorice. The after taste leaves a bit of a metal flavor in it, probably due to the metal growler bottle that the beer comes in, but it subsided with the second glass. The alcohol content is 7.79% ABV. Despite being a “Strong ale”, I thought this beer was relatively mild, especially with it’s hop content. No flavor was overbearing and well balanced with the others.

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