Rogue 21

Bought this several months ago, at Hop City, Atlanta, GA and paid the slightly absurd price of approx. $20! The bottle is pretty extravagant, even by ridiculous Rogue standards. My guess is that the price is why there are only 15 reviews before mine, despite the fact that this beer has been out for a LONG time.
The beer pours with a mid-brown, clouded body and a healthy, light tan head. Some decent lace considering the ABV.
The nose is not especially strong, even on warming. It reveals a little malty sugar but not much else.
The tastes are pretty interesting. Very, very well balanced slightly bitter malts, with virtually no hint of the alcohol. There is some simple sweetness up front, but this gives way to yield an extremely mild, light and gentle touch of hops – just a kiss.
The finish is very short and clean.
This is a very atypical Rogue beer, but the best that I’ve had (along with Maierfest) in recent years.
The price is the real issue here, and if you consider it alone this beer is dreadful value, however it IS a really nice beer. Very mild, subtle and surprisingly so for a Rogue beer. Drinkable, tasty and well-balanced. The latter not really a trait of Rogue beers!

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01/06/2011
Style:
Old Ale
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.23
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