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

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RATINGS: 1654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber light tan head that goes fast. Some spruce aroma mixed w the hop smell. Strong hop with some complexity in the middle w a dry lighter finish. Ok but I am not a hop fan. Nothing particularly seasonal, but that could just be because of the stronger hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours deep orange-copper with a light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, a bit of dried pineapple, biscuit, earthy, caramel, and slight diacetyl. Taste is grapefruity citrus, pine, biscuit, toast, caramel, slight diacetyl, and medium bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, resinous bitterness. Pretty nice hoppy amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1440) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Dan Murphy bottle(26-Jan-2015)Sweet light resin aroma.Nice red,yellow head&sheet lace.Resin fruit. sweet malt flavour.Bitter resin spice finish&aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Herbal spice malt aroma. Deep Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt coriander spice herbal flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1936) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 20, 2015
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is copper. Thin head. Medium bitterness. Nice dryness. Aroma is spicy, malty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6510) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle bel ambrato carico buona schiuma discreta persistenza buona maltatura caramello nota agrumara luppolatura intensa piuttosto amara finale quasi speziato

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Malty, spicy, with hoppy bitterness and a sweet finish. Excellent holiday spiced ale!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4915) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
650ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Resinous, fruity, hoppy aroma, grapefruit notes, underlying toffee and caramel. Taste is dry, slightly grassy hoppy, some hay, lemon, a cautious nuttily touch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Amber to brown in colour. Toasty malts in the aroma. Flavour is very malty and has an overall sweet taste. All the bitterness comes through in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Sample. Copper color with off white head. Bready aroma. Taste has some pine in it. Not a favorite.


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