Rogue describes this award-winning lager as an “Irish style lager with a smooth mellow flavor and an apple crisp finish.”
It’s also a heavy-hitter for a lager, with a 7% ABV. It pours pale and murky with good carbonation and a soapy head. The panel noted no distinctive smell, other than a slight note of fruit.
Taste is where this beer grabs points. The panelists recognized the apple overtones immediately, with a bite of hops that left a mild bitterness and burn on aftertaste.
Most of the panelists found the aftertaste trailed off nicely, though others felt the sharp hoppiness was unbalanced. Generally, the panelists found it pleasing enough to want to drink more.
(Appearance 6.67, Smell 5.5, Taste 22.17, Aftertaste 15.17, Drinkability 22.83)