Today is St. Patrick’s day, and instead of drinking Guinness, I was in the mood for a lager. If you’re in the mood for an Irish stout, check out my post from this morning on 3 alternative beers to Guinness brewed in Ireland.
Although it’s not from Ireland, I decided to try out a Rogue Irish Style Lager that I picked up from my local brew shop this week. I decided I’d start St. Patrick’s day with a decent local beer and cracked open the 22 oz. bottle of Irish Lager.
The beer poured a very clear golden light yellow color and contained a ton of bubbles dancing in the glass. There was decent sized head on the top of the glass along with lacing that clung on for dear life.
I really had to dig my nose in the glass to get a decent smell, which left me unimpressed. Not that it was bad, it just didn’t have any unique characteristics in the smell with some faint sweetness, malt and lager yeast aromas. Nothing special.
The taste is so simple yet complex. There is a slight hop taste upfront, which gives way to layers of malty goodness. After each swallow I definitely taste some lingering bitterness along with citrus notes. Although a lot of grain flavors are present, there are a lot of flavors going on in this beer that puts a smile on my face.
Generally I’m not a huge pale lager fan, but I definitely enjoy this beer. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer from Rogue that I didn’t like, their brewers definitely have a ton of talent.
Overall I’d suggest you give Rogue Irish Style Lager a try if you can get your hands on some. It’s a very refreshing beer and would pair well with some bag pipe music, that’s for sure.
My Rogue Irish Style Lager Review: B
Here are the details:
Style: Pale Lager
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