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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

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 17.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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 RickS95
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very dark beer for what I'm thinking is a fruit beer, though the definition of braggot doesn't specify fruit. The pour is a dark brown, cola colored. Dirty tan head up top, with better than average retention. No lace to speak of. Great looking beer.

Pretty amazing smell with lots of spices and fruity flavors, a whiff of alcohol and caramelly malt. Smells like a fruity, dark Belgian.

The taste matches the scent characteristics, full of fruity, spiciness with some caramelly malt and alcohol playing along nicely. Again, think fruity, dark Belgian beer. Dark ripe fruits, not the girly stuff.

Way up there ABV provides warmth throughout. This beer packs plenty of sweet, offset mostly by the spices and heat from the alcohol for balance. Bitterness is there, but only as a bit player. Medium- to heavy-bodied, but somehow it starts off with an almost watery feel before everything kind of takes over. Carbonation and heat make up the lingering finish.

In addition to the cool purple bottle, this Rogue beer provides plenty to like. I could get used to this.

RickS95, Yesterday at 04:09 AM
Photo of Zorro
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purplish brown colored concoction with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells mildly spicy with a honey and brown sugar scent. Mild berry scent. Never met a Marion berry so I don't know what it would smell like.

Starts out bittersweet with a bread after taste. Berry with a fairly strong hop bitterness for the style. Mild honey and brown sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK

Overall an OK try once experience.

Zorro, Yesterday at 02:16 AM
Photo of Furlinator
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a murky cola brown. The thin tan head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves very faint spots of lace.

The smell is of wheat bread, caramel and berries with floral accents.

The taste is of blackberries, plums, honey and booze.

The texture is approaching heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

A pleasant mixture of berries, honey and malt. Minimal hop presence with an 11.4% ABV kick.

Furlinator, Wednesday at 04:16 AM
Photo of AlaskanYoung
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 08, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

Mbpike, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

abex44, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

BeerHewitt, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

oldvines, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

diverite, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Deathwray3927
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

Deathwray3927, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big blackberry, cherry, red grape, raisin, plum, honey, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, and fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of tart blackberry, red grape, raisin, plum, cherry, honey, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart blackberry, red grape, raisin, plum, cherry, honey, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, and fruit flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly dry/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited braggot style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, honey, and fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +10%

Picked this up a few weeks back, having never had this before and not having a Braggot in quite a long time. The last few beers I had from Rogue were a bit odd and underwhelming, but that certainly wasn't the case here. Although this was quite strong, it didn't taste it and the flavor profile was smooth enough that this took quite a while to drink, since it was a slow and enjoyable sipper!

Nice pour to this, as the hue of the beer wasn't much different than that of the unique bottle that it came in. Enough of a head could be seen here and there was a fair amount of lacing, as well. Nice, sour berry tone to this but certainly not overpowering and the sweetness of the honey was potent enough to also be found in the nose, as well as the taste and the mouthfeel. Enough malt was present to give this beer a good body while it had a mahogany and leather undertone to it, leading this to be quite rich and filling.

To be fair, this was strong and having someone to finish this off with was probably for the better. When asked what a Braggot was, I had to reply to him that I had no idea but after reading more about the style and finishing this off, I'd have to say that anyone giving a go would be wise to start off here. There was a hint of floral notes to this too, ensuring that this was not too heavy, boozy, or spicy. This was really enjoyable and worth seeking out again, if for no other reason than because I haven't had anything quite like this before. A nice addition to Rogues eccentric lineup!

JerzDevl2000, Aug 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

smithj4, Aug 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Paccamacca, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Syraquse, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

750ml bottle.

A: Pours a dark reddish-light brown with crimson highlights under a solid 1-finger thick off-white, slightly pinkish head which fades to a thin cap and yields semi-rings and spots of lace.

N: Grainy, sweetness, floral, fruity berries.

T: Berries up front, mild honey sweetness, faint heat, caramel, faint citrusy hops.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes with some berry infused heat.

O: Very unique and interesting. Creative. Like the mild sweetness from the honey, the hidden ABV makes for a dangerous long lasting bottle.

wethorseblanket, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

sparx1100, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

endincolorado, Aug 15, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -31.8%

BcOneSeven, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

andyjeigh, Aug 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6%

ovaltine, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

braican, Aug 11, 2014
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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.