30 March 2008

Beer Review: Rogue Ales Dad's Malt Liquor

Rogue Ales Dad's Malt Liquor

That's right, while this beer is now retired Rogue Ales at one point made a craft version of a malt liquor. Was it any good?

Appearance: Pours dingy orange yellow into the glass, soapscum head on top. 2.5/5

Smell: Corn-based aroma, slightly bready. A touch of sweetness. Could be any ordinary American Macro Lager. 2.0/5

Taste: Slightly sweet, notes of caramel deep in the highly malted flavor. Some residual sweetness in the aftertaste. I don't think this uses the Pacman yeast that Rogue is so famous for. (Note: I just read the back of the bottle -- this one uses Czech Pils Yeast.) Goes down more smoothly than I anticipated, and is quite pleasant. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: No discernible carbonation, somewhat thick. Slight hoppiness. 3.0/5

Drinkability: This really isn't a bad beer at all, and I'd go for this before I'd go for a lot of lagers and pilseners. It's by no means a great beer, and six bucks a bomber is a bit pricey, but for an American Malt Liquor this is top-notch. (Not that that's saying much.) 3.0/5

Overall: 2.9/5

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