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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rogue’s annual holiday offering, Santa’s Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops--including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John "more hops" Maier! This holiday elixir is brewed with two-row Harrington, Klages and Munich malts, along with Hugh Baird 30-37, Carastan 13-17, and Crystal 70-80 malts, plus free range coastal water and proprietary top-fermenting Pacman yeast.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (201) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Big bottle out of fridge shared three ways. Served in stemmed IPA glass. Thin head dissipates quick. Head is white in color. Just a little lacing. Beer is a deep cloudy orange color. Aroma is a blend of hops. None specific known to my knowledge. Taste is hoppy but relatively smooth. Medium bitterness, touch of sweetness. Light bodied and average carbonation. Overall a good ale. Nothing specific to Christmas other than name.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Hazy amber, with a thin, tan head. Faint resinous aroma. Taste is light malts, grapefruit notes. Finishes with an earthy, herbal bitterness with slight coffee undertones. Average body, soft carbonation, creamy and slightly sticky texture.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hard33psingh (1) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
Rogue has done it again with there Santa’s private reserve, had this at my friends house was so good...the coffee,nuts and the chocolate really stand out with a bitter sweeter finish. would definitely try again cheers to this awesome Christmas beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1053) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2015
0.65l bottle. Slightly hazy amber body, thin beige head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toast, orange zest, grapefruit, pine, a tiny bit of roasted malts and floral hops. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Copper. Spiced pine, malty, winter, spruce, caramel. Nice. Solid. Medium all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (765) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Oh bloody hell. Hanzee is Mr Tripoli?? I don’t know but I think so! Can’t wait for Fargo series 3.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2388) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours a light coppery color with off-white colored head. Holiday spices, roasted malt, pine, and some caramel sweet notes; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roast and pine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (3744) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
355ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper, off-white head. aroma is mild caramel and pine. Taste is very light caramel, limey chinook, light pine, some spice with a moderate bitterness. Not as hoppy or full flavoured as expected but it’s pleasant enough, just a bit lacklustre.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Poured from the bomber from Costco. It’s terrible, aroma is got some kind of off flavor, flavor does too. It’s harsh, bleh

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kirk36 (214) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Yuck. Not memorable at all. No spices. Santa must've slipped down the chimney and snapped his neck and is wheel chair bound after approving this beer. Terrible after taste and again nothing to look forward toward or pay 14 dollars for 6. Don't bother. It's a boring waste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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