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

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RATINGS: 1698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: lightly malty and piney. Appearance: average-sized, rocky, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, red body. Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: medium bodied with watery texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish feel. Overall: pretty good. Good aroma and not too bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jiwookdo (49) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 29, 2016
bottled reddish amber color sweet alcoholic ,Fruity aroma nice floral, herbal, and piny hop aroma, hint of spice Quite like it. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1827) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle. Colour...amvee with a thin white head. Nose...boiled fruit sweets, fruit salad and fruit punch. Palate...dusty up front, then hoppy on the mid palate with a slightly dry feel. Theres some grain and cereal towards the finish but a generally clean end. One of the better ambers Ive had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Squizzle (277) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2016
This a good beer that Ive had several times. Makes a great gift. Prefer it on tap but Ill take the bottle. Bit darker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (445) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Pre pour thoughts....No date on bottle. Am I drinking this years batch, last years batch, 2011 batch....?

Pours a more red than amber color. Not sure what color to call it...red/amber/rust combo. Nice, thick, clumpy beige head that tops this thing like dusty snow. Amazing head, amazing retention, amazing thick clumpy clingy lacing. Wow! Its beautiful! Theres also very thick solid sediment in the bottom of the bottle that you must aggressively shake to get out. Also, fine particulate in the beer itself. Hey, have I mentioned its head?

Aroma is dank earthy hops. Reminds me of wet leaves. Light pine, bread crust. Light malt.

Taste is much the same. Hop forward, not enough malt to balance. Bitterness holds and lingers. Not much to say about it.

Mouthfeel is medium full bodied. Dry. Its jaw puckering bitterness for sure. Has body and bitterness that make it seem heftier than 6.0%.

Overall, its pretty good. Im not sure where its going. I like it okay I guess. It makes a decent holiday beer, Id probably buy it again, I might or might not recommend it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (657) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2016
I was sore disappointed in this. I like the aroma it develops well, and the beer looks mostly ok but could have done with a head. The taste though is pretty much all forward and there i a duty dry finish. I thought it needed more middle to be better, and I think its a confused beer otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4686) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Brownish amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is roasted with a slight herbal quality, and the flavour is very bitter and roasted with a hint of maltiness. Overall a nice amber ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1241) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 25, 2016
the aroma is caramel and hoppy with hints of pine, citrus, toffee and spicy herbs... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of toffee, pine needles, orange, nuts and spicy grasses... bitter and dry aftertaste...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (417) - , Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle from the brewery in Issaquah Appearance: deep amber, clear, cloudy medium head, lacing Aroma: malty, hay/cereal-strong smell of grains Taste: very good, bitterness and minimal follow through Palate: Medium-full body, very nice, sticky creamy, fizzy, strong bitter finish follow through Overall: very good beer, good to repeat Drank: March 17, 2016 Happy St Patricks Day

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1565) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Never knew Santa was such a hophead. The man in red knows where to hide the good stuff. Just a touch of haze in the amber body. Off white head leaves lots of lacing behind. Aroma of caramel, zesty citrus, and earth. Taste is pretty interesting. Malt has biscuit and toffee notes. Flavor is more hop-forward, though. Chewy pineapple, grapefruit, and some slightly tart berry. This is one that had to grow on me a little. I liked it a lot when it warmed. Pretty bitter for an Amber Ale. I say that as a compliment, of course.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (631) - - FEB 21, 2016
Biscuit and caramel in the malt like a red ale. Lots of bitterness in the hops - lingering in the mouth - like an IPA / modern red. A little spice thrown in for the festive season I guess - thankfully not too much.


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