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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot - Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Marionberry BraggotRogue Farms Marionberry Braggot

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BA SCORE
86
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  11.42% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dave_Treat on 06-02-2014)
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Photo of Fatehunter
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a purple body. Interesting.
The aroma is Marionberry pie with barley. Pretty good.
The taste is quite sweet overall. Lots of Marionberry flavors and honey. Good balance though but the hops never quite make it through.
The texture is soft and a little creamy.
It's an uncommon style and this is an enjoyable drink.

Photo of PostRockandCats
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, murky brown and smells like honey and malt. Has a thinner mouthfeel than I anticipated for this style, but that's not to say that it's light; it's still quite heavy and rich. It's quite fruit forward with dark berries, cherries and plum notes that drifts into a mild bit of honey. The honey quickly gives way to the hop bitterness and dark maltiness, but never really goes away; it makes a second appearance at the end.

Overall, a complex, heavy beer that would go well with a stinky cheese and strong bread.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

750 ML. 26 plato. 17 IBU. 84 AA. 32 L.

Photo of atrocity
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MrBoy15
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a purplish brown body with two finger head and some lace patches.
The aroma is mostly honey and berries and then this sturdy, malt base that comes across as breadlike.
This is a smooth, thick bodied beer that I must note is a dangerous sipper because the new version is over 12% ABV and I cannot detect any alcohol at all.
The berries give off a sweetness that complements the noticeable honey sweetness but also a touch of sourness for balance. There is also a minor floral hop bitterness on the finish so it doesn't finish overly sweet.
Also, a touch of bread or chewiness in the beer so it's not a think, sticky, sugar bomb.
Well balanced beer that is probably not for everyone but I liked it and would recommend it to anyone who likes sweet drinks.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy brownish musty rust color with a tiny fizz of foam on the top of the brew. The head fades almost instantly leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big and boozy with a huge hot alcohol aroma mixed with darker fruit aromas of cherry, boysenberry, raisin and what I am assuming is marionberry (but this I am not 100 % sure of as I have never actually smelt marionberry). Along with these smells are some other lighter aromas of a roasted malt nature as well as slight herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a fruity and berry flavor being a mix of some raisin and cherry with the berry flavor being a mix of blackberry and, what I assume is, marionberry. These fruit flavors make a base taste for the brew remaining throughout the entirety of the taste and maintaining a constant intensity. At the start, the fruit is mixed with some roasted malt and a bit of a more bitter woody and oaky boozy tastes that brings a bit of dryness and bitterness to the taste. As the taste advances however, some honey and caramel flavors come to the tongue, with the loss of some of the more roasted flavors. With the boozy flavor steadily gaining intensity all through the taste, and getting enhanced even more at the end, one is left with a berry-fruited and sweet and hot oaky boozed flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – For a brew of 11.4 % this one actually has a bit of a thinner body (but by no way that thin) with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. For the fruity flavors of the brew, these two feel characteristics are nice for keeping the brew more drinkable, balancing out and complimenting the more slow drinking warming boozy tastes rather nicely.

Overall – While at first I was a little put off, it really grew on me sip after sip. It has a complex flavor profile with a good balancing feel and a rather intriguing smell. While fairly pricey, this is certainly one to try if you get a chance.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of CaptBreadbeard
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Strix
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Nick29
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ElGallo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.86/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of saison90
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Greasy
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of imscotty
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

A: Poured with a firm tan head that lasts some time with fair lacing. The beer is fairly dark with an almost purple hue.

S: A pleasant aroma and subtle of berries, spice, some malt and perhaps honey sweetness.

T: Wow, the flavor is unusual and assertive. The berry flavor hits the correct level I think, assertive without being overwhelming. The beer is sweet, but not really malty, there is a spiciness without being peppery, there are some flavors that are red wine like and other non-beer like flavors that are hard to categorize. Not really any hop profile to speak of. This beer is very unusual. There is a medicinal flavor to this beer (like Robitussin) that I did not enjoy. My friends gave this a pass so I had to finish the whole bomber by self. After some time the medicinal flavor went from being slightly off-putting to a chore to put down. I would suggest this beer be enjoyed in small quantities.

M: Medium mouthfeel, fairly well carbonated. This beer seemed to have a non-beerlike texture that I cannot describe. It seemed to coat my mouth and stay there without being sticky.

O: Definitely an adventure and worth trying to appreciate the range of tastes beer can provide. I admire the audacity and craftsmanship that went into this beer. My hats off to Rogue. Still, I would not seek out again. Pretty bottle.

Photo of mactrail
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is a brownish red amber with a fine-grained foam for an attractive package in the Affligem stubby chalice. Fizzy and zingy on the tongue. Full-bodied but not sticky.

This is a big mouthful of beer. Plums and molasses with a little bitterness. I don't taste too much actual berry flavor, but there is a deep fruity flavor that goes well with the powerful honey taste. It's sweet yet elegant. This is more of a liqueur with all that honey but the malt is part of the deep body. Hot with alcohol, which helps the unctuous mouthfeel somewhat.

Recent reviewers have made good comments. If you're going to try a Braggot this will give you a good introduction. But it's definitely a fat, brawling, remarkable beverage. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in OB, San Diego.

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.