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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 07-04-2013

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 14
Photo of user785335
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alextricity
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7 bomber poured into an over-sized Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Steady pour pretty much got the whole bomber into the glass with only a slim finger of a tan head on top of the beer. Drinking along, there's only a little bit of lacing. The color of the brew is a ruby black when held to light, and there are some floaters. It looks like a porter, despite being a brown ale.

Smell: As expected, all about that roast. The most significant aroma I get is caramel, but there's a kind of light roast coffee aroma there alongside it. Not much depth (considering that's really all I get), but it's very pleasant and fresh smelling.

Taste/feel: Quite good -- tastes just like the smell would suggest with a mostly caramel malt flavor, and some light roast coffee as well. The finish has a very, very slight (for the lack of a better description) spice and very subtly gritty/dirty flavor that makes you want to have another sip. The mouthfeel is "on point" as the kids say these days: medium-ish bodied with a moderate-to-high carbonation that makes this a very drinkable brown. A simple, very tasty beer. One of the better browns I've had in quite awhile.

Cheers, BA!

Photo of NoProblem
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasonwrag
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really got into this brown ale. Their are few brown ales as complex and flavorful as this.

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma was not as pronounced as I'd expected, but this was a smooth and balanced brew. A solid and subtle malt backbone highlighted by an also subtle taste of roasted coffee. Some may find the subtlety as a knock, but I think it makes for a smooth drink and does not overpower. Delicious with a piece of chocolate cake.

Photo of Syracuse12
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of worldcup
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ego
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
been sitting in my cellar for the past few mega cold weeks but still pours a hefty head (two full fingers strong), dark brown with light barely able to penetrate, kind of ruby tones on the outskirts, lots of columns of carb rising up keeping the head well fed, lacing is sweet, after some minutes the head settles in to a really consistent one finger of cloned micro bubbles, nice looking brew.

nose...
light and sweet roast tones, subtle cocoa powder, pretty subdued

taste etc...
smooth and like the nose the flavors are pretty subtle, light cocoa, light roast tone, near velvet mouth feel, the carbonation is just a tinge to bright for me, if it was a bit smoother/less prickly it would be perfect, the flavor tends to build over the course of tasting rather than at each sip, subdued coffee notes meld with the cocoa and then
fade away to the back of the mouth sliding into mild chocolate bitterness on the sides of your tongue, pretty good

verdict?
tasty, a nice beer, well balanced and just light enough to accent a meal

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Shilling_2
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest.

Photo of oldvines
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brief write-up. This is a decent brown ale, but the roast is subtle at best. I do pick it up in the mouthfeel however, making it easy to drink. I also like the gentle hopping in the finish, but I think the Pacman yeast obscures the flavor definition some. Not bad at all, Rogue.

3.41/5: One of the better Rogue beers I've had, but that isn't saying a lot

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep (cola) brown; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: more semi-sweet chocolate than anything else; deeply roasted grains; a touch of caramel;

T: lightly sweet malt through mid-palate; light bitterness with a touch of coffee on the finish;

M: medium bodied; creamy; light to moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: wasn't a lit to the flavor; otherwise, this was stellar;

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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast from Rogue Ales
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