Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale with Sushi & Soba.

Friday night's drinks with Santi, Miguel, Mike, Ramon, etc. at the Camahorts' left me with a slight hangover (must have been the tequila shots as I didn't have that many beers). Thus, today, the 5th January 2011, I just took it easy and ate relatively light. Too lazy to drive to a dinner out, I decided to just order some Japanese food - which presented the perfect opportunity to try out the 650ml. bottle of Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale that Jimmyton sent me as a "bonus" with the last case I ordered directly from Global Beer Exchange.

This ale, as I understand, was created in collaboration with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. I had it with some Uni Sushi and Tempura Soba.

Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale - This ale is a bit cloudy compared to most others I've had. It smells like rice washing, sourdough, bit of off-dry citrus and hops. On the palate, it is very easy to drink, somewhat mirroring its nose, with added suggestions of slight maltiness, nuttiness and a mere whisper of milky oatmeal. It comes off sweetish and sourish - not unlike sushi rice - which, I felt made it go quite well with the uni's creamy nuttiness.

It has a a degree of freshness and brightness that refreshed and cleansed the palate with the uni. Somewhat light and casual, there is, however, a bit of complexity (but not much). Nice enough, Id keep a few bottles at home for when I decide to order Japanese again. Very reasonably priced at P450/bottle (650ml).

Thanks, Jim.


jimaraneta said...

Yes a bit cloudy as am quite sure the wheat is unfiltered just like with most weizens.

Am glad you enjoyed the pairing. I'll let you try the other Morimoto collaborations, his imperial pilsner and black obi soba ale as soon as my next container arrives.

Thanks for the hot of the press review.



Noel said...

All my pleasure, Jim. Yup, I feel it is best to write the notes as fresh in my mind as can be.

I think I'll cap the night off with an Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout. That should hit the spot very well, I'm sure - as well as ensure a good night's sleep!

Thanks again!



Miguel said...

I wanna try ALL the Morimoto collaborations....sarap!!

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