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Santa's Private Reserve Ale | Rogue Ales

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

redish brown with an incredible head that lasts the entire beer while leaving a nice blanket down the glass. The first scent I caught was cotton candy, oddly enough. Lightly floral hops and some malt sweetness. Taste is all about hops and even leaves a grapefruit aftertaste.

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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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Santa's Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 2,350 ratings
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