Santa's Private Reserve Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by cheers2beers:
3.28/5 rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a light hazy brown / dull ruby hue with a rocky tan head that stacked up quite nicely. Lightly laced and many columns can be found floating within.
Smell: The aromas is almost tea-like, biscuity, faint floralness, and a light maltiness. A hint of alcohol is noticed.
Taste: This beer has some sweet fruity malts and a crisp hop profile as well. A little nutty flavor is detected. This has a good clean taste but nothing really stands out to me.
Mouthfeel: Thinner side of medium bodied and this has a good amount of carbonation. Almost spritzy at first then settles to a bubbley finish.
Drinkability: I could drink a few of these with ease. It goes down easy, tastes good, and is an all around sessionable kind of beer. A must try, but nothing to crave.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2007 03:07:21 | More by cheers2beers
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3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a standard pint glass: color is amber, transparent, head is tan, presents 1 inch thick, then lowers and lingers very well, creating some lacing on the glass.
Smell is very pleasant, biscuit and bread with a subtle caramel, hops are bitter, more neutral with grass and earthy aromas.
Taste is more bitter and hop oriented than the aroma, hops are earthy, grassy, floral; malt comes through similar to the aroma, though the caramel is more forward, with the biscuit/bready flavors backing up; pacman yeast flavor is noticeable, adding a neutral fruitiness, not to sweet.
Mouthfeel is more bitter than anticipated, lingering sharpness on the tongue, it is not unpleasant; bitterness dries as the last bit of ale is leaves the mouth.
Overall, an enticing brew that presents and smells great, flavor is good and finishes very dry.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 04:09:10 | More by mvanaskie13
Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.