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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

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,928
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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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into chalice. no bottled on date in sight.

A: very rich amber hued brew. clear. head is slightly off white and big. retention and lacing are great.

S: hoppy and herbal. definitely pine. perhaps a little spruce as well. some dry sweet maltiness as well.

T: the use of caramel malt is up-front, but not too sweet. a dry, almost rye-like, bitterness lingers in the finish. something else is there too....maybe some metallic or mineral flavor? maybe not.

M: moderate carb, medium body.

D: not bad, just not great either. not getting any specifically holiday-like components that would make me think of santa, but neither is SN celebration, so no need to be overly picky about that. neutral.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 01:10:03 | More by Jimmys
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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
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