1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Yogi Spiced Amber - Rogness Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Yogi Spiced AmberYogi Spiced Amber

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 07-18-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by whoneeds8:
Photo of whoneeds8
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass a dark murky brown. Good thick white head and good lacing. Looks like they've figured out their bottling problems because this one has plenty of carbonation. I tried a bottle of Gigantophis that was flat and apparently their first attempt at bottling. So good job on this one guys!!!

The scent is amazing. I have a terrible nose, but I can find everything in the scent of this one. Cinnamon and Cloves are very prevalent.

The taste . . . whoa. Everything that made the scent strong is over kill on the taste. There's just so much spice that you can't taste any off what makes a beer a beer.

The mouth-feel isn't all that great because of the large amount of cinnamon, it dry's out the tongue. But carbonation is much improved.

Overall, bottling quality is much improved. But this beer shows they're trying too hard.

My advice to this new brewery: Let's just start out making great beers of the top styles. Then experiment with stuff like this beer later.

whoneeds8, Aug 12, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Tiernan, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Common Table’s 2nd anniversary party. The beer pours an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is very spicy, as expected. I get some cinnamon and clove notes, as well as some additional spices that sort of all run together. The flavor is also extremely spicy and somewhat of a mess. There is some clove and cinnamon once again, as well as some ginger and some earthy tea notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is a ton going on here, which I think takes away from the overall beer since it is a bit of a mess.

Mora2000, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jheezee, May 09, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

JamLand, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

GRG1313, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of fourstringer
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Samuel Smith pint glass with a moderate hand. This bad boy survived the flight back from Dallas in the suitcase, despite TSA's best efforts to disrupt my well-engineered anti-shock system (read: wrapped in underwear). No date. First sampling from this brewer... Ever! [Confetti]

A: Pleasant chestnut amber with good clarity. 1-2 fingers of off-white head with good retention. Scant lacing.

S: The spices are definitely there. Clove. Is that an actual clove lodged in my nostril? Traces of cardamom. Green pepper corns. Quite herbal. Somewhat medicinal. Eucalyptus. Light bread notes as I get towards the bottom of the glass.

T: Surprising bitterness initially that carries throughout. An herbal dryness is fully established by mid-way. Very dry finish. A slight malt presence arises near the end. The spices are prominent (mostly clove, cinnamon, cardamom) and accentuate the bitterness. The lack of sweetness is distinct.

M: Moderate, rather smooth, carbonation. Body is fuller than the average amber and suits the beer well.

O: I like spices. I like spiced beers. Well, some of them. This one is pretty good. It is certainly amber in color, but the similarity between your garden-variety amber and this brew stops there. This is a dry, herbal concoction. I enjoyed the first pint, but I'd recommend sharing large bottle formats.

Prost!

fourstringer, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +13.3%

gtermi, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -15%

Big_Dave, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of TheStashRide
4/5  rDev +13.3%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of utfiero
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma- gingerbread. Slight head.

Color- clear amber.

Taste- an interesting spiced amber. Reminds us of a spiced winter warmer with a gingerbread cookie. Starts spicy with cloves dominating the beginning with mellowing cinnamon sweetness like cinnamon toast with a faint hoppiness in the finish. Label says it's brewed with saigon cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom, and black pepper. 39 IBUs

Tested on 1/25/14. Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

utfiero, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
3/5  rDev -15%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a murky dark brown in color (almost black) with light amounts os amber highlights when held up to the light and a moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall frothy beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of spices - cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamon, and black pepper.

T: Like the smell, the only real taste I get in this beer is that of the spices - cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and black pepper. There are even some earthy tea-like notes as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Interesting concept but not quite successful in the execution - I like the idea of a beer with the chai tea spices but those same spices were a little too dominant in the flavor and aroma (a little restraint might have greatly improved the outcome with this beer).

dbrauneis, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of backphish
4/5  rDev +13.3%

backphish, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of raffy313
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

raffy313, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Like an IPA, except instead of hops they used cloves. A hazy brown in the pint shaker. Nice head on the stuff.

What's interesting about this is how bitter it is, from start to finish. If this was sweet it would be undrinkable, but it's actually quite dry. It's just the total overload of spices of every description. This also seems quite peppery and hot. Cinnamon makes an appearance but it seems like more cloves than you could possibly imagine would be good for a beer. Still, it's clean and well made. The Rogness Bière de Garde was so good I think it's a brewery to watch.

As peculiar and intriguing as this is, even two of us can't get through a pint. But for you extreme beer athletes, this is a challenge to be met. On tap at the Westside Tap not far from Pflugerville.

mactrail, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
4/5  rDev +13.3%

bkrbdan, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of BDeibs
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

BDeibs, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

kjkinsey, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Can_has_beer
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a bomber

A- Murky amber with a white head. It looks a lot like apple cider

S- Love this! Lots of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice.

T- I really like this. It is very spicey, with notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. It would make a nice holiday beer. The beer gets a tad bitter at the end.

M- Decent, good carbonation. Slightly astringent.

O- Awesome! I don't find too many spiced beers that are pale; usually can only find spiced stouts. This tastes great, reminds me of Pumpkinator's little brother. I would definitely get this again.

Can_has_beer, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of msanborn
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

msanborn, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +13.3%

abex44, Mar 08, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Yogi Spiced Amber from Rogness Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.