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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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79
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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Bandi, May 25, 2014
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown pour. Almost a brown ale look.
S- Malt, roasted grains
T- Mellow and smooth. All the flavor seems to be on the front end for my. Falls off on the back. Tastes of roasted grains
M- Smooth and on the mid to fuller side.
O- This is very good and smooth, but I wish there were a little more flavor.

PBRmeasap1980, May 25, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

atrocity, May 07, 2014
Photo of jmkoscie
3/5  rDev -13.8%

jmkoscie, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of joeseppy
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

joeseppy, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

sansho, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of superdoopersauce
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

superdoopersauce, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a fresh growler this beer is a mostly clear reddish-orange-brown, translucent due not to haze but color. The tan head reaches one finger and is sparsely bubbled at first but settles to display a good density. Webby spotting is sticky on the glass.
Not being completely new to the style but not particularly familiar either, this one takes some work to sort out. It has a bit of earthy smoke in the grainy malts that isn't woody, per se, even more interesting since a distinct woody notes comes out separately. Malts are thickly bready, and there are some dark fruits, though it's also peppery. It gets pretty herbal underneath.
The flavor doesn't deviate much, though it changes the order of things a bit. Both pepper and dark, grainy breads come out up front, dark fruits as well as a hint of banana not far behind. A touch of steely mineral runs underneath. I get some leaf attesting to a hops and a bit of tartness in the finish. The light smokiness remains a constant below it all.
It's a bit too heavily carbonated in a medium body. It gets crisp but can't fully achieve a firm bite before the carbonation gives way to a smoother undertone. It thins out some in the end after it gets a little tinny.

Brenden, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

2Cents, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dexterk1, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mattmarka1, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Chucker17, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TheMultiYeast, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Kendo
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Body is hazy brown with a small greyish head on top. Some lace on the glass.

S: Mild brown bread, earthy hops and rye spice.

T: Brown bread, a touch of smoke and modest rye spiciness. A bit mediciney and phenolic with some cardboard as well. Finishes with some tannic bitterness.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, modest carbonation. Feels a bit watery.

O: I don't know much about this style, but this version doesn't impress.

Kendo, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

swierczt, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

TechBrew, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

JF1917, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jkroese, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

SidewinderX, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Metz
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Metz, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Darkmagus82, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of DaveAnderson
4.21/5  rDev +21%
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.

DaveAnderson, Dec 28, 2013
Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.