Many of you are probably wondering what Soba is. Apparently, Soba is buckwheat flour. And if you check our reviews, you'll see they already did a Buckwheat Ale. So, they teamed up with award-winning Chef Morimoto (from the Iron Chef), likely got a premium price for it, and produced a beer which they already made. And which basically tastes like nothing more than a standard pub ale, with a slight bitterness, a fair maltiness, a light body and light color. In other words...Boddingtons. OK, maybe it's a little better, but you get my point. Come on Rogue, pull the other one. Your "Signature Ale" series should be exceptionally better (or at least different) then the beers you currently put out, shouldn't it? I liked it, but the hype and the price aren't worth it.
Reviewed: November 26, 2005