Santa's Private Reserve Ale | Rogue Ales

Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale
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Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
10 Ingredients:
Carastan 30-37 & 13-17, Crystal 70-80 & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Chinook & Rogue Farm Revolution & Freedom Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman Yeast.

65 IBU
73.1 AA
26.75º L

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

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Ratings: 2,339 |  Reviews: 1,197
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Yoda22
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy copper with 2+ fingers of creamy tan head that lingers and laces. The appearance is exceptional.

S- Sweet caramel malt and floral or citrus hops. Not too sweet, not too hoppy, nice balance. A little orange and lemon action in the nose.

T- A nice sweet yet bitter balanced taste. The caramel malts definitely come through. Finishes dry with a little bit of lingering bitterness. Some grassy/lemon undertones.

M- Light to medium body and carbonation.

O- A good easy drinking amber beer. In the end I feel like the flavor could use a little something extra, maybe just a sweeter finish would put this over the top for me.

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of CowsCanBark
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear orangey brown with an off-white two-finger head. Nice lacing left on the glass.

Smell: The smell is spicy hop forward, with a bit of malt and biscuit in the background.

Taste: Not as hoppy as I had expected. There is a mild blend of malts and hops, followed by a slight bitterness and minor metallic taste. A bit toasty as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and light carbonation. I'd prefer more carbonation.

Overall: A nice beer, but their American Amber Ale reigns supreme.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is chestnut red with off-white head and nice lacing.

Nose is plenty of caramel malt with some spice.

Taste is a nice blend of malt, and spice, and spruce to give it festive cheer. There is also some tart cherry. The hops are mild but provide some kick.

Mouthfeel is refreshing with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a spot-on Winter Warmer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of RunForYourBeer
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish copper with a thin white head.

S: Grapefruit and citrus hops with some caramel/bread malt.

T: Starts with bready and caramel malts then finishes with piney and citrus hops.

M: Slightly oily with good carbonation.

O: Solid beer but not sure if it is one I would go and seek out.

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4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber translucent color with a soapy off-white head that is very slow to fall.

S: Toasted malt, floral citrus hop aroma. Very pleasant.

T: Up front a nice caramel, toasted malt flavor with a bit of nutty vanilla in the background. Citrus flavor comes via a mild hoppy bitterness striking a balance between the sweet of front flavors..

M: Light, smooth creamy and easy to drink.

O: Unlike allot of holiday beers Santa's Private Reserve is a nice, less heavy, easy drinking amber. Don't be fooled by the tame nose of this beer. Behind this peaceful invite lies big pleasant flavor. ENJOY!!!!

Glass = Tulip top pilsner.

Beer Temp = 48F.

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4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear dark amber color with a thick off-white colored head that laces the glass.

S: Toasted malt with a floral citrus hop aroma.

T: A nice toasted malt flavor with a little bit of a nutty caramel in the background. The hop adds a bit of citrus flavor and bitterness to the beer. A nice balance between sweet and bitter.

M: Light body and a creamy, smooth feel.

O: A great flavor on this beer. The aroma is tame when compared with the taste. One of the better Ambers that I've had.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 59.7% out of 100 with 2,339 ratings
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