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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
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:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012)
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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
Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +14.9%

JoeMans, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of jrsone
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

jrsone, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of cornucopia
3/5  rDev -13.8%

cornucopia, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

HollyHops, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Moo5152
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Mjohnescu
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Mjohnescu, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of trytoketchup
2/5  rDev -42.5%

trytoketchup, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Elprico
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Elprico, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
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

wordemupg, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

harrisjohnson, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BeerBucks, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

pathman, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Crumpetsnbeer, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Hanselpb, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of ACarp
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

ACarp, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

jwhancher, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Braz, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

mtbdonn, Sep 28, 2013
Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.