Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Game Day Beer Review: Rogue Brewery Morimoto Soba Ale
(4.80% ABV). Served at a restaurant and poured into a pilsner glass, Morimoto Soba Ale is a light caramel color with very little lacing. The lack of lacing could be the beer, or could be the glassware; it's hard to say for certain. I get toasty hops on the nose, and maybe a touch of seaweed, although that again could be the restaurant or my imagination. There's definitely a certain depth to the smell of this beer, though.
Morimoto is interesting on the tongue, as the hops in the initial nose become only a minor player in the beer, and the overwhelming impression I am left with is a nice big piece of liquid buttery toast. One thing's for sure, though: this doesn't taste like any other beer I've had before.
It's fairly well carbonated and very easy drinking. Im betwixt and between on this one -- it's very unusual. B.
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