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Morimota Soba Ale By Rogue

MVNYC Oct 12, 2006 06:07 PM

I tried this the other day and have to reccomend it to anybody who loves wheat beers. The soba brought a unique profile to the beer, an almost nutty wheat quality that is unlike anything else i have had. It was a nice accompnaiment to baked tilapia with citrus pesto and lemon/almod/cranberry quinoa.

I loved it but it will not be for everyone. However it is worth a try.

  1. Josh Oct 13, 2006 02:59 AM

    This is one of my favorite beers. Buckwheat gives such a unique, clean taste. You should also check out the black Soba ale sometime, it's also very good. Rogue is one of my favorite breweries, I have yet to be disappointed.

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      amyreneet Oct 13, 2006 03:04 AM

      i've never seen this beer before... where have you guys had/bought it?

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      1. re: amyreneet
        jdestes Oct 13, 2006 03:05 AM

        Since Rogue is brewed in Oregon, it is quite plentiful in the northwest

      2. MVNYC Oct 13, 2006 06:31 PM

        I boughtit at the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido CA. Rogue is based out of Oregon yet they distribute throughout the country. Some of their beers are harder to find then pothers. i would imagine you could get the Morimota series at his restaurants in NY and PHI.

        I will have to try the black soba ale.

        1. JMF Oct 14, 2006 09:12 PM

          I just saw it for the first time when I was at the Food Network for the taping of an Iron Chef America episode. Chef Morimoto served it to the judges with one of his courses, one of the judges almost finshed their full glass in less than a minute. It looked and sounds pretty tasty and I can't wait to try it since everything by Rogue is very good.

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            kenito799 Oct 19, 2006 06:16 PM

            Morimoto series beers are available at New Beer Distributor, Chrystie St (Delancey/Rivington), NYC.

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            1. re: kenito799
              pitu Nov 7, 2006 11:03 PM

              I had this soba ale on tap at The Gate in Brooklyn . . . I thought it was a keg only special event thing.
              You've seen it in bottles in NYC, eh?

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                Jim Dorsch Nov 7, 2006 11:20 PM


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                  kenito799 Nov 8, 2006 02:46 PM

                  I saw the Morimoto Imperial Ale last year at the Met Food on Mulberry and Prince in Nolita as well as New Beer

              2. mr mouther Nov 7, 2006 11:00 PM

                I ttried this last weekend and was very impressed. Much hoppier than I thought it would be, and even though it might have been overkill, I treid it while eating some soba noodles with veggies and beef at a relaxed spot in little tokyo last weekend. The Beer was much brighter and cleaner than I expected for a wheat beer.

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                  Josh Nov 7, 2006 11:19 PM

                  It's buckwheat, not wheat. That's the reason for the clean taste.

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                    MOREKASHA Nov 7, 2006 11:29 PM

                    Buckwheat aka Kasha, the food of the gods as well as the Russians and those of the Hebraic faith (eastern European branch)

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