Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rouge - 21 Ale

21 Ale is dedicated to Art Larrance and Teddy Peetz, the founders of the Oregon Brewers Festival.

21 Ale is brewed with 14 ingredients: 2 Row, Briess Amber, C-40, Wyermann Carafa & Rogue Farms RiskTM Malt; Willamette, US Goldings & Rogue Farms Revolution Hops; Simpsons Golden Naked Oats; Franco-Belges Carawheat; Molasses, Brewer’s Licorice, Wyeast Old Ale Blend Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

Rogue remains committed to saving the terror of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.

The ABV is 7.79 and the IBU rating is 30
Style - Old Ale
Glass to use - Pint Glass or Tumbler
Delivery - 750ml Bottle

Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions.

The Pour - Pours a dark amber color with a big tan head. Great lacing.
Aroma - Sour funk, some oak and a bit of dark fruit.
Taste - Musty and sour.
Mouth Feel - High carbonation and medium body.
Drinkable - To be quite honest I think this brew did not age well.  I might be wrong, the brewers may have meant for this brew to be this funky.  I do not like it.  I do love the the bottle however, for what it's worth.

This beer pair well with an old pair of shoes.

This beer gets a Duper rating of C
BeerAdvocate Rating =86
Ratebeer Rating = 93