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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

1,930 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,930
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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PolarBear3

Australia

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a amber, reddish colour with terrific off white frothy head that retains well

S - Caramel, sweet candy, some light citrus and a hint of vanilla

T - Sweet toffee almost candy apple like with burnt caramel and light bitter and slightly dry finish with a little spice

M - Light to medium carbonation and medium body

O - Don't mind it. Although a little initially it does balance out quite nicely. Worth a try but reckon I couldn't down too many in one session

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 09:37:24 | More by PolarBear3
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zdogix

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-09-2014 01:44:40 | More by zdogix
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-05-2014 22:46:37 | More by Furley80
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-03-2014 01:03:02 | More by capuchinpilates
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 17:12:28 | More by nitter
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beerhast

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-26-2014 03:18:58 | More by beerhast
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2014 19:15:09 | More by ramrod666
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-23-2014 22:28:40 | More by blivingston1985
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-23-2014 01:21:51 | More by mikefuski17
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-20-2014 19:36:18 | More by harpus
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Gaddabble

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-13-2014 01:29:31 | More by Gaddabble
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-13-2014 00:11:24 | More by ChrisMon02
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-12-2014 15:42:23 | More by Fargrow
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-12-2014 01:43:50 | More by Zetcha7x
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-11-2014 01:55:22 | More by ShepardCommander
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Sark

Montana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2014 03:01:29 | More by Sark
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2014 01:26:34 | More by buzzy
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-08-2014 20:41:47 | More by dbarny76
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-07-2014 08:01:13 | More by Fcip78
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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
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DrunkenMonk

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-06-2014 06:52:58 | More by DrunkenMonk
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2014 00:04:52 | More by lucasj82
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-05-2014 13:50:27 | More by OregonGrown7
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-04-2014 01:56:54 | More by Redstar137
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-02-2014 19:44:53 | More by BeerDazed
Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 1,930 ratings.