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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Appearance: pours with a large light tan head, the beer is an opaque dark amber or even brown color Aroma: bread, hints of potpourri Taste: red tasting malt sweetness, some grain, has some bitterness to compliment the malt, Palate: light mouthfeel, minimal bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation Overall: a solid malt forward beer that still has a robust bitterness as well, easily drinkable in winter or summer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
joe19612 (3020) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Bottle a brown colour with a small white head,light malt aroma, taste is bitter and fruity with some spice coming through, with a dry bitter finish.

3.3
Fashawn (604) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2016
Just an ordinary beer. Sweet caramalt and little punch of hop bitterness at the end. Not much to remember, just a good beer.

3.2
AnokaBrewer (208) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2016
22 ounce bottle pours an amber red color. Aroma of hops, but first taste is sweet malt. It does give a bitter finish that lingers after it has warmed. Good beer by Rogue, but not great like a lot of their beers.

4.1
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 oz. bottle into my Newcastle glass. Poured a rich red with minimal head and a slight spice aroma. Taste is almost all hops, which is a surprise but pleasant with a little hint of the Christmas spice at the end. Very enjoyable twist on a winter brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
mrjez (659) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2016
On tap at Craft Cafe Imazato, Osaka. Bottom of the keg. L: pours a darkish hazy Amber, off white head. S: hoppy pine notes, a sweet caramel, nothing out of the ordinary for an amber. T: quite hop forward, pine resin, caramelised sugar malt backing. F: lingering bitterness, quite a full-body. Not refreshing, just kinda... there. O: a tad flat and uneventful compared to some hoppy ambers. Nothing wrong but nothing stands out.

3.2
NikkTwist (3305) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Draft at Moriartys. Brown pour with frothy tan foam. Impressive lace. Medium-roasted malts with very earthy hops. Peanut shells. Burnt pineapple. Mandarin peels. Driftwood. Portobello mushrooms. Feels a bit odd. Somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. Unusual - but in no way a Christmas beer.

3.2
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Nice sweetness with a bitter, crisp finish. I like how the taste stays on the palate but very lightly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Had a 12oz bottle at City of Dreams in Macau. Red and clear. Malty and earthy - reminds me of dead guy ale kind of

3.6
theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Aroma is sweet caramel malt, citrus pineapple. appearance is hazy orange brown with frothy tan head that lingers. Taste is bright malt and citrus hopping. Firm clean bitterness follows closely. Palate is medium full. Chewy for such a small beer... but still crisp due to high IBU’s. Overall an excellent AM Amber. Big malt and bigger hopping. One of my favorite styles. Nothing christmas about this at all though.... kinda misleading. Whatever though, still a good beer.


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