Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale

Formerly brewed at Rogue Ales
Style: American Strong Ale
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
In a collaboration of crafts, two small Oregon companies who have earned worldwide critical acclaim – Rogue Creamery and Rogue Ales & Spirits – will debut Anniversary Ale at SAVOR, a unique American craft beer & food tasting experience, on June 3rd in Washington, DC. The beer celebrates the Rogue Creamery’s 75th Anniversary (1935-2010) and will be paired at SAVOR with Rogue Farms Freedom Cheddar cheese, a cow’s milk cheddar cheese hand-mixed with Freedom hops from the Chatoe Rogue Micro Hopyard in Oregon’s Wigrich Appellation. Whole hop leaves are de-stemmed by hand, steeped in hot water, mixed into the curds and eventually pressed into blocks. The Rogue Creamery, an artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to service, sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese, has received over 70 awards for taste and quality, including multiple 1st Place Medals for their Echo Mountain, Rogue River, and Oregon Blue Cheeses at both National & International cheese competitions. It is not the first time the two Rogues have collaborated – Morimoto Soba Ale Cheddar and Chocolate Stout Cheddar cheeses are available at the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop and online store, all Rogue Ales Public Houses, as well as select gourmet retailers nationwide. Anniversary Ale was designed by Rogue Creamery owner Dave Gremmels and Rogue Ales Brewmaster John Maier to pair perfectly with the unique terroir of the Rogue-grown hops used to make the Rogue Farms Cheddar & TouVelle cheeses. It is brewed using 10 ingredients: Crystal 75, Weyermann Carafe Special II, Malteries Franco Belges Kiln Amber, Hugh Baird Brown and Rogue Micro Barley Farm DareTM & RiskTM Malts; Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops; Buckwheat, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast. Rogue Ales is honored to be part of the American Artisan Cheese Renaissance. The Growers, Farmers, Maltsters, Millers, Mashers, Brewers, Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue Nation Department of Agriculture remain dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley one acre at a time by growing their own.

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Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
In short: A sweet dark ruby ale. Decent.
How: Ceramic 750ml bottle, capped + flip-top. Consumed when probably over one year of age. Shared at a Montreal tasting.
The look: Cloudy brown-ruby body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is sweet liquorice, burnt caramel and some other sweet stuff. Taste is medium-roasty, dark bread, buckwheat sensation, overcooked caramel, earth, yeast, toffee, tobacco. Not much bitterness to speak of. With its yeast presence, overall flavor spectrum and timid leafy/tobacco hops presence this American Strong ale could probably pass as a Belgian Strong dark ale in a blind tasting. I bet the Rogue Creamery sign says "Since 1935" because it is a great way to remind people that this Creamery business was built by racist and misogynist people.

TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bouteille de grès de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de mélasse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4600)

SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 4, 2013
growler fill. black with a small, creamy dark brown head. chocolate, roasted deep robust stout type aroma. low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. flavors of roasted and chocolate malt. almost no malt bitterness from the dark carafa. pleasant but mystery fruity esters in finish. drinks nice and easy withOUT crushing-resiny citrus-hop in your face-pine notes. thank you for that, its been awhile.

pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Scott for sharing at Dmac’s. Pours out a moderately clear ruby/brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of burnt caramel, some toffee, light hop bitterness and some mild notes of alcohol. Taste is of caramel, toffee, light toasted malts, mildly bitter hoppy notes, light earth, some lingering alcohol.

dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Ceramic swingcap bottle. Poured a dark black with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of dark caarmel and Englis toffee, raisins and dates, hint of oxidation. Body is a bit watery with softer carbonation. Flavor of molassess, toffee, dark toast, dates, some nutt and raisin. Pretty god but the age is showing on this one.

Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer appears brown and mostly transparent. Ruby sunburst highlights appear when held to the light. The head is light tan in color, and leaves sparse lacing on the snifter. The aroma is pretty weak, and doesn’t gain much momentum as the beer warms. Scents of light roast with alcohol are there if you bury your nose in the glass. The beer is really creamy and smooth on the palate. The flavor offers more than the aroma, with some subtle toffee notes and mild chocolate. In general, all the flavors just seem subdued. I was expecting / hoping for something with some more flavor and nuance. That said, the beer is still enjoyable and drinkable. The body is thin to medium, with light carbonation. Alcohol presence is there in the finish, but not harsh. I’m glad to have tried it, but don’t see myself ordering it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-10-2011

MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Alot going on in this brew. The biggest notes were the chocolate, roast, caramel and bread flavors. There was some sweet and dry moments and a splash of hop Good.

brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The pour is dark brown in color with an off-white/tan head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with a nice creamy note to it. A hint of vanilla, bread, and some mild earthiness. The flavor is quite sweet, as expected. Toffee, caramel, and toasted bread are the primary flavors. A bit of brown sugar, some light hop character, but overall, this is fairly one-dimensional and not all that great.

unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
750mL Ceramic, swing top bottle, painted black with a cow jumping though a big 75. Pours Very dark brown, almost black. Tall, light tan foam. Aroma of chocolate malts, sweet burnt caramels, fruitiness, and earth. Loads of chocolate malt flavor, rich caramel. Creamy texture, ABV well hidden. Again nice chocolate malt character. Not a dominate hop character like most Strong Ale Rogue beers have. This one has more of a malty sweetness, yet still very balanced. Although this bottle was very expensive, I would get this again. (3375)

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale
Date: November 25, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, bready, lots of earthyness, fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthy with a touch of caramel sweetness, balancing bitterness
Overall: it’s a Rogue
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

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