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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Morimoto Soba Ale

Morimoto Soba Ale... yeah, I'm repeating the headline...

Obviously this 22- ounce beer from Rogue Brewery is meant as an homage to soba or to Japanese chef Morimoto.

Your guess is as good as mine as to whether the beer tastes like soba or like Morimoto.

I mean… I’m a freak, but I don’t know.

Yes, you have taste if you like Chef Morimoto, but do you want to taste Chef Morimoto? He is armed.

Let’s check the nine ingredients in this 4.5% ale: Roasted Soba, 2-Row, C15 & Rogue Farms Dare, Risk and Munich Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Pacman Yeast, and Free Range Coastal Water.

Yes, always good to have free range coastal water. It makes the water taste a little gamier.

Anyhow, despite the joshing around, Rogue’s Morimoto Soba Ale does contain roasted soba. So maybe it’s possible that the soba was based on a Morimoto recipe.

The roasted soba’s delicate flavor brings a nutty flavor (obviously) to this light and refreshing ale, and is supposed to be a perfect accompaniment to a lighter cuisine meal… whatever the hell that means. 

Confused and still intrigued to know what Chef Morimoto might taste like, check out Rogue Brewery at

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