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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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36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 188
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 36.49%
Wants: 9
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  11.42% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dave_Treat on 06-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 188
Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

audible sizzle as the head fizzles, the head retreats into an O-ring with haste, brown hue with highlights of ruby and almost purple tinge, the high alcohol content lays its legs along the glass, a studied glance reveals plenty of carbonation fleeing the depths to escape into the ether

tart berries, a touch of the alcohol lurking underneath, some malt tone factors in, aged honey notes are also apparent. this almost reminds me of the maneschevitz wine I was subjected to in temple as a youth (oy)

taste etc...
definite dominance of fruit flavor, followed by some honey sweetness which then leads in some slight bitter notes that are tempered by the carbonation, no real sense of the monster ABV lurking here (just some warming in the ole gullet), the more I sip the more this
reminds me of red wine, it has that tart bite but yet strong tight finish (but the malt and honey seem to smooth it out), nearing the end of this bomber I am getting some subtle apple flavor as well as a good idea of how strong this stuff is! In terms of body this is medium
in case I missed that...

wow, the interesting factor on this beer is off the charts. It is an experience unto itself. Did I love it ? hmmm. No. Did I appreciate the craft that created such an interesting brew ? Hell yes. This one is hard to grade but man is this thing worth checking out. Definitely try this, to call this a fruit beer would be an injustice, this thing is a unicorn. Rogue proves once again
why they have been around so long. They take chances and some times they create some crazy weird off beat thing that rocks.

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Photo of leroybrown10
2.12/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown. One finger, light tan colored head. Some haziness.

Fruity aroma with some cherry, raspberry, and gooseberry. Some herbal notes to go with honey and candied sugar.

Very unpleasant flavor. Bitter sourness, over cooked vegetables and rubbing alcohol.

Mouth feel is horrid. Perhaps the worst I've ever experienced. Oily, bitter, acrid, and noxious on the tongue.

This has a pleasant appearance and a decent but unremarkable aroma. Unfortunately, the flavors are nothing like nose and the mouth feel was gag worthy. This was a drain pour.

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Photo of don1481
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tall curvy glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark red with hints of purple. Lots of bubbles floating up. Surprisingly translucent for the color. Big off-white/tan head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves little to no lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Berries. Honey. Sweetness.

Taste: That's... different. The honey and berries are there, absolutely, but are very much balanced by the hops. It's got a little bit of a bitter bite to it that plays very well with the sweetness. I don't taste the 11+% ABV at all.

Mouthfeel: Very clean. Doesn't linger at all.

Overall: I'd refused to try another Rogue after the Pumpkin Ale incident last October out in Virginia Beach until I saw this. It's pretty nice overall and makes me more willing to try more Rogue varieties again.

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Photo of whit_knee_41
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kaiyote
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandaube
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PopGun
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Nick29
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of RickS95
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.44/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Mbpike
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of russpowell
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a purple hued brow, looks scarlet when backlit, with 2 fingers of tan head. Pretty nice lacing & head retention,

S: Berry notes, plus clover honey, herbal & medicinal notes

T: Berries mostly tart, dryness, a bit of woody bitterness & little boozey burn with honey notes up front. Honey & floral notes as this warms, some medicinal notes as this warms, some red wine notes as well, especially dryness, woodyness & some tanin. Finishes dry, tart, herbal, with a little bit of berry sweetness & a kiss of honey

MF: Fairly hefty with slight carbonation, becomes a bit slick as it warms

Fairly complex, but drinkable enough, probably the best example if this style I can remember having

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Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MrBoy15
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chessiejackson
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of emerge077
2.06/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark purplish brown, interesting color but that's about it.

Smells like grape candy and alcohol. Blech.

Tastes like grape candy, Robitussin, and oxidized malt. Bad, just bad.
Harsh feel, the booze is obvious and it's rough. It's like grape flavored four loko meets sloe gin fizz. Pretty nasty. Glad this was a post-party freebie, I'd never buy this.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, no dating that I can find on it. Served in a wine glass/chalice, the braggot pours a hazy dark reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like honey, marionberries, dark fruit and some earthy woodiness. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but there's also red grapes and a slight medicinal flavor noticeable along with a good amount of bitternesss in the finish. The bitterness eases up as the braggot warms up more, overall there's a nice balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I can't say I've had many braggots so I don't have much to compare this one to, but I liked it. This was a nice change compared to what I usually drink, it's certainly worth a try!

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Photo of Deathwray3927
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Beardo
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%

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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
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