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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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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 19.16%
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:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 08-21-2010

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.

25 IBU
77 AA
75º Lovibond
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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 108
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: An opaque reddish brown with a thin tan colored head.

S: Of course it resembles a Kriek lambic in smell. There is a touch of brown sugar and fig also.

T: A somewhat tart cherry flavor up front that mixes with a slight brown sugar flavor. The cherry really takes over the beer all the way into the finish which is tart and dry.

M: Good feel, light and has good carbonation that makes the beer refreshing.

O: Pretty good. Judging it as a dubbel, it's average.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Had a brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing.

S: Smelled of cherries, but not a whole lot else. A little one-dimensional.

T: Like the aroma, the taste was dominated by cherries, but it also had some malt and yeast as well. A little thin, especially in the finish. Not a terrible flavor, but seems a bit slapdash.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I don't know if I'd call this beer a Dubbel - it seems more like a fruit beer to me. No matter what you call it, it seems very uneven.

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of tlazaroff
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a murky brown color with an almost-white head. Not all that much to look at.

S: A lot of sweetness coming off on the nose on this beer: caramel, and maraschino cherries. I get no hops on the nose at all.

T: I get some puckering effect from the tartness of the cherries which tells me, though, that this beer isn't sweet. There is nothing wrong with this beer, I just don't care for it. Rogue lists it on their website as a Pale Ale, BA lists it as a Dubbel - it is neither. It's identity is lost somewhere.

M: Big carbonation and a medium body.

D: It's quite drinkable, however, put everything together and it's just not a good beer for me.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Rusty brown body with an off-white head.

S - Tart cherries, brown sugar, raisins.

T - Acidic and tart cherries up front. Some burnt brown sugar, raisins, hints of caramel malt. Finishes semi dry. Aftertaste is like cherry NyQuil.

M - Moderate fizzy carbonation, thin body.

The tart cherry flavor is the only thing going for this beer. It just falls flat and halfway through I had no desire to continue.

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. No dates.

Weirdly colored body, not quite red, not quite brown. The bottle says mahogany, so we'll go with that. Looks like brackish water. 2 finger tan head that fizzles out to a faint cover.

Black cherry sweetness with a slight medicinal essence. It reminds me of a Luden's cough drop. Not getting much more than the cherries.

Dry and malty. Very grainy. Cooked cherries, more sweet than tart, but just right. Some earthy yeast tones give this a doughy, cherry pie feeling.

Fairly one dimensional, but still a nice beer. Good cherry flavors.

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3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 22oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Very hazy brown-amber hue with a thin ½-finger head that quickly dissipates leaving only a trace of a trail on the glass and ending in a wispy lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma with hints of cherries and fruits.

T: Starts out very sweet ale with solid malt background. Cherries and dark fruits dominate the palate with every sip, but aren’t overwhelming like a lambic brew.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation

O: Interesting brew – surprised to find out it was discontinued since my looking beer store had three or four of these left. My wife wanted to try it and we both rather enjoyed it – although I think she was looking for more of a fruity beer. I like the way the cherries were blended in nicely for enjoyable brew.

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2.81/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark fuchsia with a creamy beige head. The color is definitely eye-catching. Very interesting.

S: Faint aromas of bread, yeast, tart cherries, and nutty malt. The nose is a bit underwhelming. I was hoping for a bit more cohesion.

T: Opens tart and fruity with notes of tart cherry skin, heavy cream, almonds, nougat, yeast, and grassy, herbal hops. The finish is slight with fleeting notes of tart cherries and herbal hops.

M: Oily in the mouth and it never seems to dry out. Much lighter in body than I would have liked it to be.

O: This one simply does not do a thing for me. I don't know where Rogue was going with this one.

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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a dense brown body with a glowing dark cherry glow at the base of the glass. There is a lumpy beige head that is supported by a slow motion carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The nose has a touch of dark cherries with some dark jammy notes in the finish. The nose gets a bit stronger as the beer opens but not much depth.

T- The dry tart cherries taste cooked like pie filling with some green unripe fruit notes underneath. There is a doughy pie crust note with a hint of malt in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer does have some full cherry flavors but they are a bit one dimensional and taste more cooked than fresh. There wasn't really any malt to support the fruit flavor.

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Chatoe Rogue First Growth Creek Ale from Rogue Ales
77 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.