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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rogues annual holiday offering, Santas 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2004
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a light tan decent-sized head. Lacing is mediocre. Aroma of caramel, hops, and spices. Medium-bodied and fairly smooth on the palate. Flavor is packed with hops, but you can also taste malts, though its not as well-balanced as I would have liked. Finishes with a strong bitter aftertaste that lingers on the palate. I also would have enjoyed more spices. Too citrusy for a holiday brew, in my opinion, and I think Rogue could have done a better job with this. Overall, though, a mildly enjoyable ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. Brownish-red in color with thick, frothy head. Dominant caramel malt aroma with some fresh hops coming through. Medium bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Flavor is much more bitter than expected with a lingering bitter finish. Pretty good just seems to be lacking something.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2006
12 oz Bottle - Pours a dark red with a white head ... Nose has a piney hop aroma.. Flavor is a solid bitterness with a clean hoppy finish.. not my favorite winter ale but itll do..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Very enjoyable seasonal brew from my favorite brewer. Nice dark pour and tannish head with a bitter aroma. The most interesting feature of this beer is the citrus presence within the palate - it took me a while to identify exactly what I was tasting, but its something like lime or grapefruit peel. Awesome stuff - I wouldnt expect anything any different from Rogue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottled. Pours a reddish amber with a light cream head. The beer smells like Christmas, spruce and roasty. The taste is hoppy and a little malty, the woody flavor is noticeable in the finish. Overall a good beer, light in the mouth and hoppy.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2002
Awesome!! Very hoppy winter brew. Probably my favorite Rogue... Hard to catagorize... Strong English India Pale Ale!?!?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Bottle. Poured a rather root beer color into my glass. Smelled of roasted barley and some hops. Not a whole lot of aroma coming from this beer. A very watery mouthfeel. I know it has high alpha hops, but were is the hop bite? Some roasted malt flavors, slight hints of caramel, but other than that, not much else.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Pours a brilliant copper color with a thick creamy head. Hops are very evident in the aroma. Very smooth. Mouthfeel is thin and taste lingers in your mouth for a long time. Another very good brew from Rogue Ales. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Deep garnet color with a thick head and good carbonation. Nice toasty balance of malt and sweetness. Very dry in the palate with a smash in the face of good ole' American hops. I really liked this beer and would label it one of my favorite Rogues

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Dark amber brown. Nice hoppy bite. Nice aftertaste. I was given this by someone at work who said this was "bad" I though he he.. probably not that bad... This is almost a sprucy IPA. Probably a little past its prime, but still very drinkable! Some holiday spices (?) great lacing, lingering filmy head. mouth-feel a little light, but OK. Will have to seek this out next year!


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