Santa's Private Reserve Ale | Rogue Ales

Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale
BA SCORE
59.7%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 2,339 ratings
Santa's Private Reserve AleSanta's Private Reserve Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

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.

13º PLATO
65 IBU
73.1 AA
26.75º L

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,899
Reviews:
1,197
Ratings:
2,339
Liked:
1,396
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.9%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
294
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,339 |  Reviews: 1,197
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Impressive red and amber colors here, aroma of hops, Chinook.

Taste is an uncomplicated hoppy beer. Wow, they exist in the Rogue portfolio. Bitter, toasted pale malts and Chinook hops with some of that usual caramel like malt going on.

It works. Its expensive for what it is, but it is drinkable.

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Photo of nater919
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rorjets
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ahommell
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 04/13/16:

Dark copper, almost brown. Mostly clear. Fluffy, even, tan head of moderate retention. Smells piney, brothy, rindy, and vegetal. Dank palate, and yet, somehow, seems watered down. Resin, pine, spiciness, soapiness from the hops. Tart throughout, a little orange-like, some caramel. Vegetal, piney, leathery finish. Medium-bodied, sloshy, medium-carbonation, gulpable, fairly astringent.

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Photo of k3ve
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
11/22/2012
French Toast, Cinnamon. Cloudy Brown pour, small head, but sturdy.Hops, Hops, Hops.
Very Hoppy for a seasonal.Thin beer, decent carbonation, but tough to drink with food b/c of the bitterness.Nice Flavor, but not my favorite holiday beer by a long shot. A bit disappointed since I Love Rogue.
**

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle from the brewery in Issaquah
Appearance: deep amber, clear, cloudy medium head, lacing
Aroma: malty, hay/cereal-strong smell of grains
Taste: very good, bitterness and minimal follow through
Palate: Medium-full body, very nice, sticky creamy, fizzy, strong bitter finish follow through
Overall: very good beer, good to repeat
Drank: March 17, 2016
Happy St Patrick's Day

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Photo of riotontheroad
2.38/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jahbless
1.71/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Sour and bitter with no spice at all. This is a poor effort at a Christmas beer. I don't understand the high ratings, this is flat out horrible.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crhensel
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Didier
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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