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


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RATINGS: 1662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4537) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, fig, dates, light spice, and some floral hops. Flavor is dry malt base, medium floral hop bitterness, faint toast, and faint grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1932) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
650ml bottle at home. Clear amber/brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Great bitterness with some sweet tones. Pine, malts, caramel, grapefruit, spices and herbs. A nice hoppy christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (1104) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
65cl fles via Het Bierhuis, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: sterke hopbitter, bloemig, fris, geroosterde mout Conclusie: lekker bier, wel niet zo kruidig voor een kerst-ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a medium, tan head. Hoppy, grapefruit aroma with pine. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit and pine with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (776) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear ruby amber, off-white head. Aroma has caramel malts, hops and a bit of funk. Surprisingly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
spruce, caramel, amber, red, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Descent beer. Really light in the aroma but taste is good. Slightly above average but nothing special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1664) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
beautiful appearance of dark amber colour with reddish notes; huge creamy yellowish-beigeish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of citrusy-piney-tropical fruity hops, tangerine, caramel and some biscuit; taste is dominated by resiny hops with citrusy-tropical fruity notes, some raisin and caramel; perfect Christmas beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (1004) - CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours clear medium to deep amber with one finger of medium tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, muddled spices and leafy hops. (4/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, moderate bitter finish. (3/5) Another meh-tactic offering from Rogue. Surprising residual bitterness on the tongue, given the almost non-existent hop presence on the nose, but that’s pretty much the best you can say about it. (10/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (848) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with some caramel. Mostly sweet with some piney bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.

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