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

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RATINGS: 1730   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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2.9
TBone (18563) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Bottled (BBE 12/2008)
Hazy reddish amber color, small brownish head. Yeasty fruity aroma with some American hops - not really outstanding, it is a bit like a vomit? Hoppy, pale malty flavor. Some hoppyness in the aftertaste. Very basic, standard American pale ale.

3.5
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown. Nose and taste of caramel malts, hops and yeast. Fairly light body.

3.7
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle, 66cl. Golden-copper, clear beer with a nice beige head. Malty and well-hopped aroma. The flavor is very hoppy for a Christmas beer, and quite piney, but it is definately nice. Bitter, piney and fruity finish. Full body. As mentioned, I find it too hoppy for Christmas purposes, else it is nice. (070608)

3.6
Benzai (16928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
650ml bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Hazy red color with a medium sized lightly beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell malts, lightly bread, lightly dough, some sweetness a bit resembling a barley wine. Taste malts, lightly sweet, nice bitterness, lightly some fruityness. Quite like it. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.4
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Dark amber in color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel and toffee malt notes with a nice floral, herbal, and piny hop aroma. Some toast, bread, and a hint of spice. The flavor is decently sweet and malt forward, but it is also somewhat bitter. A bit of herbal and floral hop character to go along with the pine. Plenty of toffee and caramel, as well as a bit of toast and bread.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Dark amber with a good white head. Hop, fruits & malts. Easy alcohol & warmth. More hoppy - less sweet than ex. the Belgium "christmas ales" (American strong ale this is) Good malty caramel/brown sugar taste before some nice hops finishes the journey!

3.5
djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy light tan head. The aroma is a strong hop and floral notes. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a light hop with a bitter finish. A good amber ale from Rogue.

3.2
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, 5.3%. Gusher even though it is quite cold. Nicely fruity hop aroma. Hazy brown colour, OK stable tan head. The flavour has some of the same fruity hop as the aroma along with a rather sharp bitterness. The mouthfeel is a little watery.

3.6
bhensonb (15975) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Aroma of malt and pine. Maybe a bit of citrus. Dark amber color with a light tan head. Starts with sweet malt, something complex in the middle, and a whole lot of hop for finish. Some malt goes along for the ride.

3.9
Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bomber poured a hazy orange brown with a small, but lasting amber head. Aromas of malt, pine, some earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rich maltiness, toffee, some pine and citrus with a lingering bitter finish.


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