Score today!Â N prepped up some provencal braised cod (ala Test Kitchen cookbook) and potato-leek gratin (from The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, my current favorite cooking tome), and I spoiled myself with a 22oz bottle of Rogue’s Morimoto Soba Ale, “A perfect accompaniment to lighter cuisine.”
It’s meals like that that just make you stop and think and blog that Life is Good. Â Even better, the meal is over and the ale lives on.Â It is light, but it’s definitely not shy.Â Mellow on the intake, the soba ale carries a light and slightly bitter nutty flavor through the palate, and stays with you for a bit.
Rogue is correct that the beer was a nice matchup with a lighter meal, but I think it would carry itself well with most standard bar offerings, or even some tacos.Â But I won’t pretend to have much clue when it comes to pairing foods with life-enhancing nectars.Â All I can say is that this one worked out nicely.
And the beer is really tasty.Â It opens up a fair amount around ounce 16 I’m finding, as well, so don’t short yourself by buying just a pint!Â Well, I have to go watch 24 now or else I’d tell you about all the wonderful flavors I’m discovering!Â Cheers.