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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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In a collaboration of crafts, two small Oregon companies who have earned worldwide critical acclaim – Rogue Creamery and Rogue Ales & Spirits – will debut Anniversary Ale at SAVOR, a unique American craft beer & food tasting experience, on June 3rd in Washington, DC. The beer celebrates the Rogue Creamery’s 75th Anniversary (1935-2010) and will be paired at SAVOR with Rogue Farms Freedom Cheddar cheese, a cow’s milk cheddar cheese hand-mixed with Freedom hops from the Chatoe Rogue Micro Hopyard in Oregon’s Wigrich Appellation. Whole hop leaves are de-stemmed by hand, steeped in hot water, mixed into the curds and eventually pressed into blocks. The Rogue Creamery, an artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to service, sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese, has received over 70 awards for taste and quality, including multiple 1st Place Medals for their Echo Mountain, Rogue River, and Oregon Blue Cheeses at both National & International cheese competitions. It is not the first time the two Rogues have collaborated – Morimoto Soba Ale Cheddar and Chocolate Stout Cheddar cheeses are available at the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop and online store, all Rogue Ales Public Houses, as well as select gourmet retailers nationwide. Anniversary Ale was designed by Rogue Creamery owner Dave Gremmels and Rogue Ales Brewmaster John Maier to pair perfectly with the unique terroir of the Rogue-grown hops used to make the Rogue Farms Cheddar & TouVelle cheeses. It is brewed using 10 ingredients: Crystal 75, Weyermann Carafe Special II, Malteries Franco Belges Kiln Amber, Hugh Baird Brown and Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops; Buckwheat, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast. Rogue Ales is honored to be part of the American Artisan Cheese Renaissance. The Growers, Farmers, Maltsters, Millers, Mashers, Brewers, Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue Nation Department of Agriculture remain dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley one acre at a time by growing their own.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Scott for sharing at Dmac’s. Pours out a moderately clear ruby/brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of burnt caramel, some toffee, light hop bitterness and some mild notes of alcohol. Taste is of caramel, toffee, light toasted malts, mildly bitter hoppy notes, light earth, some lingering alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Ceramic swingcap bottle. Poured a dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of dark caarmel and Englis toffee, raisins and dates, hint of oxidation. Body is a bit watery with softer carbonation. Flavor of molassess, toffee, dark toast, dates, some nutt and raisin. Pretty god but the age is showing on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer appears brown and mostly transparent. Ruby sunburst highlights appear when held to the light. The head is light tan in color, and leaves sparse lacing on the snifter. The aroma is pretty weak, and doesn’t gain much momentum as the beer warms. Scents of light roast with alcohol are there if you bury your nose in the glass. The beer is really creamy and smooth on the palate. The flavor offers more than the aroma, with some subtle toffee notes and mild chocolate. In general, all the flavors just seem subdued. I was expecting / hoping for something with some more flavor and nuance. That said, the beer is still enjoyable and drinkable. The body is thin to medium, with light carbonation. Alcohol presence is there in the finish, but not harsh. I’m glad to have tried it, but don’t see myself ordering it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-10-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Alot going on in this brew. The biggest notes were the chocolate, roast, caramel and bread flavors. There was some sweet and dry moments and a splash of hop Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The pour is dark brown in color with an off-white/tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a nice creamy note to it. A hint of vanilla, bread, and some mild earthiness. The flavor is quite sweet, as expected. Toffee, caramel, and toasted bread are the primary flavors. A bit of brown sugar, some light hop character, but overall, this is fairly one-dimensional and not all that great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
750mL Ceramic, swing top bottle, painted black with a cow jumping though a big 75. Pours Very dark brown, almost black. Tall, light tan foam. Aroma of chocolate malts, sweet burnt caramels, fruitiness, and earth. Loads of chocolate malt flavor, rich caramel. Creamy texture, ABV well hidden. Again nice chocolate malt character. Not a dominate hop character like most Strong Ale Rogue beers have. This one has more of a malty sweetness, yet still very balanced. Although this bottle was very expensive, I would get this again. (3375)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
Date: November 25, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, bready, lots of earthyness, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthy with a touch of caramel sweetness, balancing bitterness
Overall: it’s a Rogue
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3787) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. Paired quite nicely with the freedom cheese. Dark clear brown pour with good tan ring of head. Toasty caramel nose with more caramel and balanced hop flavor. also, lightly roasty and creamy body. Solid, not offensive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Rich and dark brown pour with a thin lightly tan head. Nose is rich and dextrinous with an intensely green hop character and some citric notes. Caramel and toffee with some bitter chocolate in the flavor. Notes of molasses. Medium bodied with a low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Split the 750ml ceramic bottle. Poured a slightly clear caramel, medium dark color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma was malty, with a touch of roast, yeast. Flavor was sweet, relatively enjoyable - didn’t taste nearly as much like a Rogue beer (despite their use of Pacman yeast). For the price point I would most certainly not get this one again (it was about $20 bucks).


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