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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
pours a caramel cola and smells like raisins and coffee. Flavor is a bit mailty with coffee and tobacco notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle tasted blind. Off-white head, foamy in texture lasts over a clear deep bronze body. Aroma is on the blander side. Cola, nutty, caramel, some fruit esters, light roast. Flavors are malt forward and lightly estery. Caramel, cola, bready. Somewhat watery. Nutty. Feels a bit thin for its size. Light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a light beige, short-lived head.

Smell: A malty amalgam of toast, chocolate, and caramel given a small sprinkling of alcohol and with a fruity fig and raisin note undertone.

Taste: A sweetish taste of generously toasted malts, caramel, and a hunk of baker’s chocolate. Slight perceived silky, milky accent and a hint of nuttiness. Moderate degree of dark fruitiness. Softly leafy hops, though really not too much hop character or bitterness. Retains the initial maltiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A well-mannered, malty, strong ale. However, I’m very happy to not have been to foot the bill for this steep-priced bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Mahogany in color. Light head retention. Tan head. Lightly hopped, solid toasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Deep brown in color with an avarage foamy off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, slightly burnt toast, and chocolate. Taste is of toffee, caramel, light pear, and chocolate milk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle split with Mr. V in FLL. Pours a hazy, brown body with some ruby highlights. Moderate, tan head. Light roasty aroma with some chocolate, bread crust, and nuttiness. Flavor is full of medium coffee roast and milk chocolate, followed by caramel. Medium body is feels almost light because of med-high carbonation. Bitter roast works with the hops to bring the balance firmly into the bitter territory. Lingering light roast. Overall a tasty brew that would be better (in my opinion) if the carbonation would be dialed down a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Tap @ Holiday Ale Festival... Poured dark brown with an off-white head. Not a totally complex beer. Lots of malt characters, burnt-charred, toasted grains. A little bit heavy on the body and palate. Hops provided an earthy spiciness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Light malty aroma with some light chocolate sweetness. The flavor is on the bland side, with sweet malts and caramel. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a black color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel and vanilla to smooth it out. Sweet caramel taste with a nice hop hit and nice vanilla notes. Smooth and creamy. Very delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7612) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Creamy chocolate malt and herbal hay aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter hay/herbal flavor. Okay but I guess the $25 was more for the collectible swing-top bottle and not the beer inside.


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