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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1703   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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3.2
Leighton (21859) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottoe shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear amber with a small white foam head. The aroma is dirt and light bred. Light sweet flavor, some leafy hops, hints of dry caramel and pine. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, some bread, dry pine. So so.

3.4
Rasmus40 (21473) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Hazy dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate biter. Dry and moderate biter finish. 150212

3.7
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Pours a hazy dark amber to brown color; the head disappears quickly, but leaves clogs of foam on the surface.The aroma is very nice, at first impression, with malt and some hops from the West Coast. The mouthfeel is thinner than expected, with a dominant caramel flavor, carrying some malt, light liquorice and soy sauce too, and with a very high hopping, leading to a bitter and long final, not without qualities.

2.5
Koelschtrinker (20780) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 12, 2012
Mild hopfenbitterer Start. Das Bier wird nur geringfügig bitterer, der Hopfen bleibt mild. Eine zaghafte Malznote kommt auf, die sich aber nicht durchsetzen kann. Geringe Würzigkeit. Angenehm hopfiges Finish. Gut trinkbar. 8/8/8/8/7/8

4
harrisoni (19006) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle at GBBF 2006. Reddish chestnut colour with lasting beige head. American intense hop aroma. Fine in mouth, some good malt. Attack of grapefruit hop. Good caramelly toasty malt. Could do with a bit of depth to support the hops. Nice to have something with huge hops now and again. Some choc lime.

3.6
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, flowers and hops.

3.5
rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Amber color, beige head. Hoppy, citric, fruity, spicy aroma. Dry hoppy and bitter flavor, grassy, metallic. A stronger malty profile would have been good for this beer.

3
mcberko (18431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark amber with a big white head. Aroma of dry caramel malt. Flavour is essentially the same, with a dry finish. This is not very different from American Amber. Solid.

3
Oakes (18200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 2007: Roguey clear. Pomegranate and cherry esters with caramel and wood. Rather moderate body, light bitterness. Some leafy hop and hints of chewy malt. Almost watery in the finish...

3.4
chrisv10 (17935) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, little sweet, little pine, little citrus, fruit and medium bitter.


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