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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

03-26-2013 21:50:35 | More by robbieb13
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

12-14-2013 16:13:46 | More by Mjohnescu
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4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had one other Chatoe Rogue beer, and liked it, and I respect that Rogue grows their own ingredients for these beers, so I gave it a shot. I didn't even know what a Roggenbier was.

Lucky me, because this is a tasty brew. It is surprisingly light-drinking for such a flavorful beer, hoppy without overwhelming bitterness, with a moderate rye spiciness, and a sweet aroma that has a hint of bubblegum. But in a good way.

In the old days, we could rate a beer for "drinkability". This would be one of my top 5 beers from 2013 in "drinkability". If I could get this in 6-packs, it would be in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:45:54 | More by DaveAnderson
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4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, drank from an imperial pint glass

A: Pours dark brown, fairly cloudy. Has an off white head with good lacing.

S: Smell is unique. Can't compare to anything I've ever tried. Smokey, sour, spicy rye malt, with definite notes of NW US hops. Slight banana odor

T: Overpowering rye malt at first, followed with bitterness from independent hops. Not so balanced as it could be, but the raw flavor makes up for it, IMO.

M: Medium body, low carbonation, very dry mouthfeel.

O: Definitely worth a try, as it's so unique. Probably wouldn't drink this again in the near future, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:46:48 | More by Dubious13
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-14-2013 16:56:29 | More by Moo5152
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served cold in pint glass. Beer pours a rich chestnut brown with a similarly creamy tan head. Beer transmits very little light but appears not at all turbid. Lagery fresh hop aroma.

Beer fills the mouth with a creamy texture and loaded with rye grain flavor. There's also a substantial NW US hop contribution to bitterness (from the Rogue Hopyard, according to the label). Rye contributes a sour/bitter note to beer which gives the impression of higher IBUs than are actually there -- 25, again, according to the label.

The carbonation here is moderate which works well with the really creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol (not listed) appears to be quite reasonable, I'd guess under 6% by volume. Really the only thing limiting the drinkability of this beer is how much rye you can take.

This beer really showcases the rye's grain profile. By itself that quality will probably make this beer a cult favorite and despised by others. But this beer is also the CDA of rye beers, judging from color and aromatic profile. And a good CDA at that.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 23:56:07 | More by hreb
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

04-02-2013 01:38:17 | More by Nage37
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-08-2014 07:23:54 | More by KevMo84
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-06-2013 19:53:57 | More by Derek
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-13-2014 23:38:52 | More by JF1917
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Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-18-2013 02:31:09 | More by joefinnigan15
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-12-2013 03:09:30 | More by kbrown
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-14-2013 16:38:08 | More by Hanselpb
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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep red color with a fingers worth of head that leaves some sticky lacing

S: Very complex. Mostly malty with some spicy rye and light smoke. Some fruity yeast in the background, along with a light hoppiness

T: Starts off with the weizen yeast and rye, which impart fruity and spicy notes. Goes into a good amount of smokiness that lingers into the finish. Finishes with the smoke and more rye spiciness

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very soft due to the weizen yeast

O: My first of the style, this is a very solid brew. I really like how the spiciness of the rye, the smoke, and weizen yeast all work together to provide a nicely complex and enjoyable beer. Comparable to Schlenkerla Weizen with a heavy rye presence. I can see how the smokiness might be a bit polarizing if smoked beers aren't your thing. If you're a fan of smoked beers, then I'd recommend this

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 21:37:02 | More by BEERMILER12
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-03-2013 16:52:43 | More by Morockm
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-17-2013 05:31:24 | More by JoeMans
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aromas of rye, toasted bread crust, and ever so faintest touch of sweet caramel. Hops and weizen yeast rather nonexistent. Appears dark brown with garnet highlights. Decent enough head with foam lacing that sticks around. Tastes wonderful with full rye malt character. Touch of smoke and crystal give it great complexity. Sweet upfront but finishes dry. About medium to medium-full mouthfeel. Overall, a wonderful treat. Great change of pace from your usual IPA or stout.

Poured from a 22-oz bottle into large tulip glass. Leftover from NHC 2013 grand banquet. Drinking with charcoal smoked ribs tonite. Should pair exquisitely.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:25:40 | More by jwhancher
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had no idea what to expect with this one. Pours a hazy dark amber with a one finger thick sharp head that leaves a touch of lacing.

Smells of a wheat and a touch of pepper notes. Almost earthy and slightly funky. Not overly in your face with any note.

Taste is very well balanced with some slight peppery toffee and a little funk from what I'm guessing is the rye. The whole wheat bread note comes through with some subdued citrus.

Mouthfeel is fairly sharp and delicate. Makes this one highly drinkable.

Overall, It's a fantastic rye beer and one that isn't overly hoppy or noticeably "rye" on the palatte. The subtle flavors come through but aren't in your face, you might even have to think about what's being presented to you. It's definitely one to try on it's own or with food. If paired, I might say some pizza, chicken, or even some non spicy chinese food.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 00:12:42 | More by lsummers
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3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured one finger of head on a hazy brown colored body.
The aroma was a dull barnyard smell. Not bad, but not really great either.
The taste had a solid rye spice to it with moderate bitterness. Pretty good.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 00:54:30 | More by Fatehunter
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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
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