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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 43
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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-01-2014 17:19:42 | More by Metz
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3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a copper brown color with a tiny brown head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a rye bread smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of caramel and a bit of toffee. Along with these aromas were some spice aromas and a bit of a bready smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rye bread flavor mixed with a little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. The sweetness fades as the taste advances with the rye flavors getting even more potent. As the rye grows stronger some hoppy flavors of a grassy and pine nature greet the tongue. The flavors start out weaker and grow stronger toward the end, where they are joined by a light bit of earth and a resurgence of the caramel and toffee, leaving a lightly sweetened and hopped rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the rye flavors of the brew and when mixed with the lighter hop and sweeter flavors make for an easy drinking feel.

Overall – A tasty and easy drinking rye that is a little more on the mild hop side. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2013 01:14:22 | More by Darkmagus82
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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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New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-17-2013 05:31:24 | More by JoeMans
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a begin snifter.
Color like a porter, lacing on the glass but not much head retention.
The smell is fantastic: bubblegum and fruit from the yeast, smooth smokiness and slight roastiness. Really reminds me of a weizenbock in a lot of ways with smokiness replacing the dark caramel plum flavors. I like that. Also getting the earthy spice of rye in there.
Get more rye in the taste. The other aromas aren't as intense in the flavor. But as this is a roggenbier, I'm glad the rye comes through a little more. Oiliness. Would have liked a little more creaminess in the mouth feel but not much to complain about.
Put this up against your favorite weizenbock and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 03:04:46 | More by jrsone
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 24/11/13

A cola with a deep maroon glow when held to the light, two fingers of tight mocha foam slowly falls to a pinkies width and sit there leaving 7 distinct rings and there's still a little foam at the bottom of my glass, looks awesome

S quite earthy, mellow smoke, coco, herbal notes, rye bread, I want to say turnip, a little citric hops shining through , and I pick up some banana bread, something different and I rather like the nose

T some fruit I can't place, dark rye bread but not much of the spicy kick I normally get from rye but there's some in there, still has some mellow smoke and coco, the earthy notes are still there but I have to give the nose the edge

M silky at first and a little foamy after a second, mild bitterness and a strange spicy earthy finish

O something different, a weird mix of rye, hops, yeast and smoke, not a bad beer for this chilly evening

I think this is my first Roggenbier and I rather liked it, just Sahti and Happoshu to go and I've tried every style listed on BA

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 01:19:17 | More by wordemupg
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2013 21:58:05 | More by harrisjohnson
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3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.

Pours a very deep, but also relatively clear brown colour, with a truly excellent head of beige. The head stays solid right to the bottom, and is formed of a pleasant creaminess. Body is quite light, and the carbonation is furtive. It looks decent enough, especially the clarity, the head and the colour.

Nose is pleasant: solid toasty malts with a firm richness behind them, spiked with the unusually spicy and lightly tart character of rye. There's also some sweet, slightly fruity hop notes that come through, giving a slight overtone of tropical fruits to the aroma. Yes. Certainly pleasant.

Taste is smooth and full-bodied throughout, but a little light on flavour. This helps it retain a certain pleasant drinkability, and the hop character is also similarly muted, meaning the balance stays about right. Some slight spicy characters towards the back, and even a hint of smoke. It's quite good.

Feel is great: very smooth and rich throughout, despite the relatively low ABV.

Overall, I very much enjoyed this beer. It had a lot going for it, and managed to package it into a very neat and coherent brew. Another sign of the solidity of Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:38:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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New York

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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
Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
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