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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1721   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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3.7
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
Hazy amber, with a thin, tan head. Faint resinous aroma. Taste is light malts, grapefruit notes. Finishes with an earthy, herbal bitterness with slight coffee undertones. Average body, soft carbonation, creamy and slightly sticky texture.

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hard33psingh (1) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2015 does not count
Rogue has done it again with there Santa’s private reserve, had this at my friends house was so good...the coffee,nuts and the chocolate really stand out with a bitter sweeter finish. would definitely try again cheers to this awesome Christmas beer.

3.9
kapusil (1412) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2015
0.65l bottle. Slightly hazy amber body, thin beige head. Aroma and taste of caramel, toast, orange zest, grapefruit, pine, a tiny bit of roasted malts and floral hops. Decent beer.

3.4
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Copper. Spiced pine, malty, winter, spruce, caramel. Nice. Solid. Medium all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Oh bloody hell. Hanzee is Mr Tripoli?? I don’t know but I think so! Can’t wait for Fargo series 3.

3.5
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours a light coppery color with off-white colored head. Holiday spices, roasted malt, pine, and some caramel sweet notes; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with roast and pine.

3.1
minutemat (5396) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
355ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear copper, off-white head. aroma is mild caramel and pine. Taste is very light caramel, limey chinook, light pine, some spice with a moderate bitterness. Not as hoppy or full flavoured as expected but it’s pleasant enough, just a bit lacklustre.

1.9
thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Poured from the bomber from Costco. It’s terrible, aroma is got some kind of off flavor, flavor does too. It’s harsh, bleh

1.6
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Yuck. Not memorable at all. No spices. Santa must've slipped down the chimney and snapped his neck and is wheel chair bound after approving this beer. Terrible after taste and again nothing to look forward toward or pay 14 dollars for 6. Don't bother. It's a boring waste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Rating #1424 - 25.12.2014 - 1st Day of @beerblast #Beermas. Clear amber/toffee coloured pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong citrus/floral hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Hoppy punch and a marbley-malty sweet note. Delicious.


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