Chatoe Rogue Creek Ale

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: Fruit Beer
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The brew contains 8 ingredients: Wheat, Rogue Barley Farm DareTM and RiskTM Malts, Rogue Hopyard Revolution Hops, Montmorency Cherries, Pacman & Belgian Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water. It is the fourth in the Chatoe Rogue family, following Dirtoir Black Lager, Single Malt Ale and OREgasmic Ale.

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jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
22oz bottle poured into my fancy Sam Adams glass. Pours a murky ruby/nut brown with minimal head. Aroma of tart cherry and some bread and caramel. Taste is about the same. Tart cherry with some bready malt and....Brett? I swear I taste some Brett in there. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, I’m glad I found it on the discount rack for a little over a buck. I’ll drink it now but won’t be seeking it out again.

drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Poured reddish brown. Smelled slightly of cherries but not alot of anything else. Tasted very light and dry no.real fruit.....boring

swanmann (782) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 18, 2012
It’s murky dark brown with few bubbles. Cherry and some dank barnyard aromas. The flavor is gently tart up front, mixing fairly well with hoppy twang, dries on the finish with just a touch of cocoa powder bitterness. I would say it’s on the light side of medium bodied. It’s not like a heavy Belgian kriek, and less sour, but it’s still good. I was hoping for a bit more effervescence, perhaps mine was a bit old.

Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Appearance - Cloudy brown, thin head
Aromas - Brown sugar, cherries, raisins
Taste - Tart, cherries, light malts

This is not what I expected from Rogue - not to say that this is bad. All in all this brew is very light, the tart from the cherries is light and pleasant. Slightly malty and getting dry towards the end, it’s still a brew that will make you go "hmmm" sip after sip. Interesting...

Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Heavily clouded brown/red color with zero head but some bubble residue on top. Nose has light cherry, some mild roasted notes, grape and some light caramel malt sweetness late. Flavor starts with an apple cherry combo and moves into a light toasted malt presence with some sweet apricot and grape notes late. Body is modest but the carbonation was a bit flat. A light tartness finishes the mouthfeel at the tail end of the tasting. Overall an okay beer. The cherries didn’t dominate and complemented the smooth malty toasted presence. Only complaint is the carbonation was on the low side from the bottle. Would of made it feel a lot better to have some more carbonation to this beer.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Chatoe Creek
Date: November 05, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: muddy amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet cherry aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light fruity sweetness, touch of cherry tartness, light mustyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draught @ The Pit. Hazy light copper with two fingers of creamy sandstone tan head. Nose is lightly spicy with some aromatic grain and cherry skin. Flavor is god awful. Thin with an off yeast character and rotten cherry. Not going into much more detail here. Bleh.

troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a dark shade of brown with a quickly receding tan head. Nose is of debittered black malts, cherry, dark fruit and sweet toffee notes. Taste is of muddled dark malts and fruity notes. Plums, cherries, sour notes, green apple, plastic off flavors and hints of cocoa powder in the flavor. Average carbonation and palate. A fruity brown ale that really is rather boring.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
In short: An unclean and messy fruit beer beer (not really cherry). Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz. Split three-way
The look: Cloudy rust color body with a lot of small particles.
In long: Nose is a bit fruity (but not really cherry) with a musty character and dirty socks. Taste is stale water, dirt, overcooked berry pie, yeast, a bit of caramel, wet basement, a bit of sweetness, breakfast dark grape juice. Not to sure what to make of this supposedly cherry beer, it felt very dirty and amateurish. I didn’t care for it at all but Rogue are not exactly known for their fruit beers. Before you consider buying a bottle of this beer, maybe you should consider that it is actually easier not to.

unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2011
bottle. Dark ruby brown with a beige foam. Aromas are weetabix and fudge with bubblegum and bready yeast. Dark cherries with prune juice. Flavours are sweet prune juice with some cherry acidity. Background chocolate malts with bready notes. Slightly tart on the finish and fairly dry

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