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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

1,926 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,926
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 39
Gots: 59 | 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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EStreet20

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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a 20 ounce nonic.

A - Very nice looking red ale. Gloes with a slightly orange hue when held to the light. Nice two finger head forms, shrinks but leaves a nice coating head and laces the glass well.

S - Nice caramelly malt with balancing hop aroma in there.

T - Very nice flavors of sweet caramel malt. Good amount of hops comes through, goes more toward some citrus and pine rather than hop bitterness.

M - Nice and smooth. A medium body with an easy amount of carbonation.

D - An excellent American Red Ale that's been "winterized" a bit with some more sweetness coming through than Rpgue's other ambers/reds.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 23:03:16 | More by EStreet20
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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.