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

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RATINGS: 1579   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianairb85 (71) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle- Pours a copper color with a light malt flavor. It has a little hop and slight piney flavor. Good light ale with some pop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
pours a murky red amber color but not overly hazy. the head is off white and very creamy that lefts lots of lacing all the way down the glass. the aroma is full of brown bread but surprisingly not many hops are present in the aroma. however, in the taste there is a hop kick right up front but it is not overpowered. in the end of the flavor you pick up some sweetness, breadiness, and also a little bit of piney hops. overall, a very good beer i highly recommend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RRistow12 (231) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy amber with creamy off white head. Aroma is not to strong, some caramel and a little nutty. I really don't get much hops on the aroma. The hops are much more prominent on taste. Mild malty sweetness with moderate to high bitterness. Some floral hops on taste. Tastes more like a pale ale to IPA than typical amber. Overall good but not outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a deep red/brown with white head tinted a yellowed brown. Aroma is light caramel and nuttyness. Flavor is bitter and nutty, mild hop quality.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2014
Brown colour with a beige head with good duration and medium lacework. Aroma has notes of spices, light caramel and ripe fruit. Flavor is slightly sweet with notes of syrup fruit, peaches are present a well as anise and rosemary. The final is slightly sweet with some bitterness hidden by caramel notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (531) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Medium amber with a thin head. Aroma is malty with a light bitterness. Flavor is is nutty malt with a very dominant bitter hop base. Not complex but nice. Overpriced though

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chrishrt30 (97) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
Thin white head on a copper brown clear beer. Light aromas of toffee, caramel, wet grassy hops and a little citrus. Toffee and toasted bread, give a good malty backbone. Fresh crisp hop bitterness gives a good bite, wet grass, grapefruit and a little pine resin. The finish is a little mocha, and definitely chewy. Leaves a great lingering flavour of toasty malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanyjim (54) - - JAN 6, 2014
Copper in color with an off white head. Decent lacing. Sweet malt nose, albeit weak. Perhaps some floral hops in there. Strong hops up front, fades and mixes with sweet caramel malt. A bit thinner than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (225) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a copper color, thick foamy off white head. Nose is roasted malt, hops, nutty as well. Taste is bitter, medium body. Finishes clean, low carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a mahogany brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is hops and sour grain. Taste is watery with hops, cardboard, and citrus finish.


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