Oregon’s Rogue Ales won a history-making four out of 11 gold medals at the 2005 International Beer Competition in London, England. Rogue also won the title of “Supreme Champion” for its Mocha Porter.
Rogue also won a silver medal, when Shakespeare Stout finished second to Mocha Porter in Stouts and Porters. Boston Beer Co. also captured five medals.
The International Beer Competition (IBC) is an important contest in the world for packaged beers and ciders, utilizing a panel of 40 judges selected from across the industry. The competition is unique in its approach to beer judging, and recognizes that for a beer to be successful in the off-trade, it not only must taste good, it must also be packaged in a unique and informative way.
The IBC judges both taste and assess the packaging. Taste determines 60% of the score and packaging 40%.
“Rogue Ales winning four gold medals and the Supreme Champion title shows it was the star of the show at the IBC,” said OLN (Off License News) editor Graham Colter.
Standard Ale (up to 4.2% abv)
Gold – Bitter & Twisted, Harviestoun Brewery
Bronze – Caledonian 80/-, The Caledonian Brewing Co.
Strong Ale (4.3%-6.9% abv)
Gold – Younger’s Special Bitter, Rogue Ales
Silver – Abbot Ale, Greene King
Bronze – Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Standard Lager (up to 4.2% abv)
Gold – Mac’s Gold, McCashin’s Brewery
Bronze – Samuel Adams Light, Boston Beer Co.
Strong Lager (4.2%-8% abv)
Gold – Kronenbourg Premier Cru, Scottish Courage
Silver – Samuel Adams Black Lager, Boston Beer Co.
Bronze – Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Boston Beer Co.
Strong Beer (above 6.9% abv)
Gold – Rogue XS Imperial Stout, Rogue Ales
Silver – Samuel Adams Triple Bock, Boston Beer Co.
Bronze – Golden Pride, Fuller, Smith & Turner
Gold – Liefmans Kriek, Liefmans
Silver – Belle-Vue Kriek, Interbrew
Bronze – Liefmans Frambozen, Liefemans
Gold – Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss, Weihenstephan
Gold – Smoke Ale, Rogue Ales
Silver – Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, Boston Beer Co.
Bronze – Meantime Chocolate Beer, Meantime Brewery
Stouts and Porters
Gold – Mocha Porter, Rogue Ales
Silver – Shakespeare Stout, Rogue Ales
Bronze – Old Engine Oil, Harviestoun Brewery
Gold – 1880, H Weston & Sons
Silver – Hardcore Crisp, Boston Beer Co.
Bronze – Aspall Premier Cru Dry, Aspall
Non-alcoholic and Low Alcohol Beers
Gold – Holsten Alcohol-free, Holsten
Silver – Sainsbury’s German Lager, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets
Bronze – Bavaria Malt, Bavaria UK