Carla Jean Lauter

The Beer Babe

Rogue – Mogul Madness Ale

Picture 8I was saving this beer for my first trip down the slopes at Sugarloaf this season- I thought it would make a great post-skiing drink to warm me up. However, with the moving and all, I haven’t made it up to the slopes yet (next weekend I hope!). So, without some kind of pat story, I opened up my fridge on a cold winter’s evening and found a lot of stuff, but I just wanted something simple. Good, but not extravagant…

This pours out a nice deep brown, with a big,  fluffy white head.  The smell is a bit malty, with a little bit of lightness and balance – very inviting smell. This seems to be exactly what I was seeking. Its a little spicy and warm (maybe a little citrus note, like a mulled cider?) and malty without being too nutty or bitter. Its an ale that could warm anyone on a cold day. The taste of it also lingers long and ends slightly sweet. I could drink many of these in a row, its aftertaste is worth waiting for.

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  1. I’m a big fan of Rogue and have yet to try this offering from them.

    It sounds very tasty from your description so the next time I’m in the store, I’ll pick one up!

    First time on your blog…very nice and I like your style.

  2. I love Rogue. On a recent trip to Newport I stopped by the brewery and had a glass of Double Dead Guy … great stuff. I need to try this!

  3. I spent fifteen years in the Rogue Valley. I loved Rogue Ales, and all those great micro breweries. I brew my own beer now. Have you ever tasted any beer made with the beer machine.

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