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

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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1909) - 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 (6400) - 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 (4815) - 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 (3888) - 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 (874) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Sample. Copper color with off white head. Bready aroma. Taste has some pine in it. Not a favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - JAN 4, 2015
Very Nice hoppy Red ale. Lots of piny in the aroma, some maltiness. Taste is Pine, fruit and good maltbackbone

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2831) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Red copper color. Aroma of bitter hops. Taste is quite bitter as well, bit grassy also. Has some sharp citrus and that slight metallic touch amber beers often have. Bitter dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Nearly clear amber brown with a bubbly beige head cover, streamers of lace. Taste is earthy malt with a dusting of spice that adds a bracing bitter on the swallow. Bracing it may be, but the malt refuses to be subdues, so both amble smoothly through a medium finish. Unique, balanced, lots of taste for 6% abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (348) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy deep copper. Nice two finger off white billowy head, great lacing and retention. Aroma of roasted malts and spruce. The taste leans on sweet with just enough bitterness to hold this together. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick slightly syrup mouth feel. Finishes long and sweet with notes of burnt sugar, toasted malts, basil, coriander and spruce. Interesting Christmas beer..


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