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Santa's Private Reserve Ale - Rogue Ales

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Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 41
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
10 Ingredients:
Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Chinook & Rogue Farm Revolution & Freedom Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.

13º PLATO
65 IBU
73.1 AA
26.75º L

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001)
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Reviews by Augustiner719:
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Augustiner719

New York

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Nice reddish amber color, like dark rust. yielded a nice frothy thick head.Decent lacing too.

Smell: Smells of deep rich hops and nice aromatic malts. Some wintery spices like cinnamon, cloves and a little bit of orange peel came through aswell. Very open on the nose.

Taste: Nice hops punch delivered but in a smooth non intimidating way. The heavy dose of dark malts helps retain some of the bitterness of the hops. Some great wintery flavors of molassas, oranges, honey, and some acidity, but just a little bit. The hops are very present but just the initial punch, there is not bitter aftertaste or lingering bite.

Mouthfeel: For all this flavor i would expect it to be much thicker and fuller, but its not. feels delightful on the palate.

Drinkability: I would love to drink this over and over again. The perfect winter night for me has now been re-defined. It starts with 2 bombers of santas private reserve

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 03:59:34 | More by Augustiner719
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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.