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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours really dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of dark malt with a touch of tobacco. Med+ body. Flavor of smooth roast malt with tobacco, chocolate and some dark fruit. Very nice.

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.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10800) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle... Pours brown and mostly hazed with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Good retention. The nose is rich, full and hearty – coffee, caramel, chocolate and pecan praline. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The malty flavor is of caramel and mocha. Sweet up front; balanced out on the backside. Finishes malty and hearty with a kiss of praline. Reminiscent of the first batch of Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale or even the first batch of Cigar City Bolita Brown Double Nut Brown Ale. Silly good offering from Rogue. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2011
bottle. dark cola brown. first whiff is oxidized caramel malt (reduced plum / maple / black cherry), semi-sweet, with secondary notes of metal, mild roast / toasted grain, stale bread crust and excessively dirty yeast (old egg-shells). the spoiled milk notes signal infection, and i actually did a little googling to see if this was put in oak, because both the oxidation cardboard / wet wood and the dirty spoiled milk could be explained. alas, no barrel treatment, just a poorly executed kitchen-sink strong caramel malt bomb. granted, all of these negative attributes wane as it warms, but they’re still present and impossible to ignore. medium-full body with rough malt throughout and strong acidity that doesn’t allow the chocolate, semi-sweet plum and sweet tobacco to do their work. they show up, especially when warmed, and even more so late on the tongue, but it doesn’t save this one. disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7912) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7729) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6606) - 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.


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