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Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: American Strong Ale
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

dabubbleboy's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Anniversary bottle. Poured dark with dark head. Matly favor, syrupy texture with a slight sweetness. Pared with Rogue blue chees and cabernet chorizo sausage. Paired very ash goat cheese

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2577) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Somehow missed rating this one. Got for christmas in 2011, opened circa spring 2012. Caramel barleywine, no real sweetness. I remembered it seeming quite boozy for the claimed 7.6%. This was probably the best (rather only decent) beer I’ve had from Rogue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle: 750 ml ceramic swingtop Pours deep brown with a dark tan ring. Caramel, dark bread, dark fruit aroma. Taste is toasty, woody, brown sugar, dark bitter fruit...prune....raisin... Sweet and malty with a good earthy bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a cola brown color with a large khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor oad a big dose of sweet caramel, some roast, mild dark fruit, and an oaky and lightly herbal note to the finish. A touch thin, but smooth. Worth trying once, but I wouldn’t seek this out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
750ml swingtop, shared by phaleslu. Clear brown color. Thin light brown, very bubbly head. Decent lace. Very nutty aroma. Really nice nose. Light chocolate. Medium to bigger body. Creamy. Smooth texture. Very light carbonation. Light sweet taste. Nice nutty aftertaste. Good, interesting stuff. I can see how this would pair well with cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml ceramic swing-top bottle from dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a clear mahogany color with a moderately sized beige head. Big caramel on the aroma with plenty of dark fruits, then boozy bread and toasted brown sugar. Flavor of leaves, caramel, toast, earth, chocolate, some fruity esters, and an almost oaky note late. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, thin mouthfeel. Probably has fallen off in the past three years, as the mouthfeel feels thinned and carbonation is all but gone. But not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Big swing top to snifter (thanks phaleslu). Looks solid; a transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid too; malt, booze, caramel, and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
750 ceramic black swing top bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark brownish black with tan head that laces well. Nose is very pruney, plummy, earthy brown sugary, with cacao, dark malt. Tastes pruney, earthy brown sugary, wirh roasty semi-charred malts, and some late heat. Nothing special here, and I’d like to see Rogue stop mailing it in, especially for a 75th anniversary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
In short: A sweet dark ruby ale. Decent.
How: Ceramic 750ml bottle, capped + flip-top. Consumed when probably over one year of age. Shared at a Montreal tasting.
The look: Cloudy brown-ruby body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is sweet liquorice, burnt caramel and some other sweet stuff. Taste is medium-roasty, dark bread, buckwheat sensation, overcooked caramel, earth, yeast, toffee, tobacco. Not much bitterness to speak of. With its yeast presence, overall flavor spectrum and timid leafy/tobacco hops presence this American Strong ale could probably pass as a Belgian Strong dark ale in a blind tasting. I bet the Rogue Creamery sign says "Since 1935" because it is a great way to remind people that this Creamery business was built by racist and misogynist people.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bouteille de grès de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de mélasse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4600)

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