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Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale - Rogue Ales

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Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek AleChatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed using 8 ingredients: Wheat, Rogue Barley Farm Dare and Risk Malts, Rogue Hopyard Revolution Hops, Montmorency Cherries, Pacman and Belgian Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
25 IBU
77 AA
75º Lovibond

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 08-21-2010)
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Ratings: 160 | Reviews: 108 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

jburd19, May 16, 2013
Photo of brock146
3.61/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brown/Mahogany beer with bubbly tan head that quickly dissipates. Very murky.

S: There really isn't that strong of a smell. Kind of smells sweet and sugary.

T: Sweet and tart cherries with a hint of brown sugar

M: Light and smooth.

O: I was expecting more.... but its a decent beer.

brock146, May 16, 2013
Photo of ajtorres311
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

ajtorres311, May 10, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Eric908, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Beeranator
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Beeranator, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, cherry, cherry skin, toast, toffee, dark bread, brown sugar, earth, and light herbal hops. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength and balance of malty notes; decent complexity. Taste of cherry, raisin, cherry skin, fig, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, herbal, and lightly earthy yeast esters. Some light earthy fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, raisin, fig, caramel, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, herbal, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very solid balance of malty and fruity flavors; with minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a slick and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid Belgian style fruit beer. Good flavor balance of dark maltiness and fruits with decent complexity; and quite smooth to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -40.1%

t0rin0, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of brethartt
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Came across this bottle in Oregon a year ago, I have never seen it southern California where I live, the distribution was limited. This is part of the chatoe rogue line and is a GYO, grow your own, meaning the hops and barley were grown by rogue but not technically an estate beer.

This beer was around a year and a half old. It poured a dark brown reddish color, cloudy appearance. There was little head and did not linger. The smell was light with no strong characters other then malt.

The taste was mildly malt forward with some light cherries at the end. This was not overly sweet and had a faint tartness to the finish. The beer seemed more exciting then it was, but I did like how it drank.

overall not worth seeking out, but worth trying if you come across it.

brethartt, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a couple of goblets. I didn’t realize that this one was retired. I’ve had it sitting in the fridge for a while now.

Pours a clear dark ruby, with a finger of rich off-white head. This retains with a smooth foaminess and a rich cascade that hangs spotty swathes of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of tart cherries, some light earthy hops, a touch of mineral notes and some sweet sugars on the edges.

The taste is cherry flavor, which has a definite bitter pithiness to it that mingle with some light earthy citrus notes and a sweet sugary feel that lingers on the edges. The overall profile here though is mostly about the cherries, which are what linger the most here with a dry and pithy feel on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft crispness in the mouth that firms up more the longer it sits on the tongue. This is actually pretty lively feeling overall.

This was interesting. I really don’t think that I would call it a Dubbel but it was at least a decently flavored Cherry Ale that drank well. Unfortunately, nothing really stood about out though besides the cherries. Could be why it isn’t brewed anymore.

Kegatron, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of GeoCait
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.68/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy reddish color ale with a large foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of cherries with clear cough syrup notes and lightly sweet malt notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet cherries with some definite notes of cough syrup which are not that easily discernable. Body is full with light filtration and good carbonation. I really couldn’t get the cough syrup notes out of my mouth and I finally drain poured the reminder of my glass.

Phyl21ca, Aug 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

JHeskew, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

PopnLoads, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Creek ale pours a redish color, with almost no head. There was a sweet candy like smell, with lots of cheeries. The taste is rather strong, and very sweet, lots of sugar flavors, with hints of cheeries. While there was a nice full flavor, it was a bit too sweet. Overall not horrible, the cherry flavors made it interesting and novel.

vette2006c5r, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

fiveiron, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

TheNightwatchman, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of matzah
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-cloudy mahogany with about 2 finger head that fades to a small cap leaving a little lacing behind

S-a little carmel malt and some dark fruit

T-dark fruit is all cherry in the taste and some sweet brown sugar

M-highly carbonationed and fizzy

O-more of a cherry soda than beer because it is so fizzy and cherry flavored

tvv375ia, Mar 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

lumpy1126, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of jrdsvtk
1/5  rDev -70.1%

jrdsvtk, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 19, 2012
Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale from Rogue Ales
77 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.