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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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9 Ingredients:

Rogue Dream™ Rye; Rogue Black, Rogue Smoked, Rogue Caramel 40 and Rogue Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Hopyard Independent Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Weizen Yeast.

Formerly Chatoe Rogue Roguenbier Rye.

Specs:
13º PLATO
25 IBU
73 AA
15º Lovibond


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1249) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
I poured a 22oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. There was no freshness date. I got this at #BBC13.

Appearance: Seemingly opaque brown, but actually a lovely chestnut/mahogany hue. Plenty of carbonation visible. Forms a large, tan, foamy head which retains and laces very well.

Smell: Dank, earthy aroma, not unlike wet leaves or a woodland area.

Taste: The roggenbier is an extremely rare style to encounter. While plenty of breweries make beer with rye, this style is rye-forward. That being said, I was surprised upon my first sip of Rogue Roguenbier Rye Ale since its smoky character is so prominent that it drinks more like a traditional rauchbier than anything else. Not that that’s a bad thing, just not what I was expecting.

It’s a little difficult to describe the flavor of this beer as it’s a bit unusual. Most rye ales tend to be lighter, but the darkness here makes it more akin to a brown ale. There’s a light sweetness at the beginning with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Mild bitterness at the crest of the swig - slightly dry, but nothing of the usual pine/citrus/floral character. On the finish the smoke comes out and makes itself known. I wasn’t expecting this because there’s no smoke on the nose, but it’s definitely there on the back end. Nothing too intensely smoky, but too strong to be described as subtle. These flavors keep repeating themselves and while they’re enjoyable, they’re not amazing. Though I was disappointed by the lack of any rye flavor whatsoever.

Drinkability: Smoke beers tend to be acquired tastes, though I’d say Rogue Roguenbier Rye Ale is probably a good introductory beer or for those not huge fans of the style since the smoke isn’t too intense and the palette is well-balanced. It’s actually quite easy to drink as the mouthfeel is rather soft with a creamy texture and smooth finish. The smoke flavor lingers momentarily accompanied by a slight metallic character, too. At 6.6% ABV it’s got plenty of body and weight for its strength, though I had no trouble drinking the entire bottle myself. This beer would be ideal with any type of barbeque food, rather than as a standalone beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark burnt orange color with a two finger off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt with slightly sour, spicy rye and light grassy hops. Flavor is a very well melded caramel and biscuit malt, rye and slight nuttiness, with a mild spicy hop presence in the finish. Light to medium body with moderate, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (114) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Brown-red color with a small persistent foam collar. Aromas of spices, smoke, malt and caramel. Flavors of malt, roast, barley sugar. Couleur brun-roux avec un petit col de mousse persisant. Nez d’épices, de fumé, de malt et de caramel. Saveurs de malt, grillé et sucre d’orge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2014
castano buona schiuma discreta persistenza lieve notavafruttata agrumata caramellata leggero affumicato un tocco speziato amaro piuttosto contenuto

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-31-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a copper brown color with a tiny brown head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a rye bread smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of caramel and a bit of toffee. Along with these aromas were some spice aromas and a bit of a bready smell. Taste – The taste begins with a rye bread flavor mixed with a little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. The sweetness fades as the taste advances with the rye flavors getting even more potent. As the rye grows stronger some hoppy flavors of a grassy and pine nature greet the tongue. The flavors start out weaker and grow stronger toward the end, where they are joined by a light bit of earth and a resurgence of the caramel and toffee, leaving a lightly sweetened and hopped rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the rye flavors of the brew and when mixed with the lighter hop and sweeter flavors make for an easy drinking feel. Overall – A tasty and easy drinking rye that is a little more on the mild hop side. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2/10/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Lightly hazed brown pour, deep reds under the light, with a 3-finger, thick khaki head that cuts in half but laces significantly. Very bready aroma, quite malty, with a wisp of smoke, caramel, rye, and something that reminds me of a smooth lager. Malty entry with a touch of acidity, sweetness, rye, caramel, and again something that almost reminds me of a dark Mexican or Vienna lager. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of rye, spices, malt, fruitiness and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with some rye, spices, bread and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Great looking beer poured from a 650ml bottle. Nice spicy character (rye), combined with a nice earthy hopped palate. I like it. Nice carbonation, a real cool factor kind of beer. Definite re-buy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1813) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Ulysses. Labeled "Chatoe Roguenbier Rye". Dark pour, smallish head. Spicy and grainy with caramel malt, slightly nutty and slightly bitter. Smooth finish and easy drinking. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2013
Draught at the brewpub. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel and petroleum. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, rye, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.


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