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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot | Rogue Ales

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251 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.42%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dave_Treat on 06-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,628
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
251
pDev:
15.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
Gots:
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of filthyhabits
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As I once made a braggot myself, I can appreciate Rogue trying this old style that is unfortunately misrepresented in our modern times.

One must just ask, "dost thou enjoy ale?"...who repli'd "indeed, I enjoy fine ales". Then, dost thou enjoy mead?...as well "indeed I enjoy fine mead". So beg thee then, would'st thou not enjoy a concoction of them?

Oh by the way, I'm not sure why there are a few saying that it's purple in the glass, it's not, more like deep amber. There are no blue tinges here, if there was, I'd be concerned.

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Photo of Momon
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into teku.
L: brown with a massive white foam head.
S: honey caramel.
T: sweet , caramel.
F: tight body and medium carbonation.
O: very good interesting one.

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Photo of ronniebruner
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.01/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

**
10/27/14

bottle to goblet.

Appearance: muddy water, with a purple hue. Ugly. Aroma : grape, merlot? Taste: Pomegranate, blueberry, acetone. Not sure what marionberries are (i expected a crackhead mayor) , but it seems like they are a sour, earthy, dark fruit. Feel: flat, dry. I love Rogue, and this bottle is very colorful, but this beer is not sitting well with me. Interesting flavors, but it doesn’t work for me.

**

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wilhelmr3
4.65/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours very deep purple to some hint of brown hue with massive silky light tan head that holds a very good strength to withstand with great retention before slowly collapsing to a long-lasting foamy sheet on the surface and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

The aroma is led by berries note that is also tart and slight herbal. Honey closely comes into touch together with flowery and orange peel smell as well as floral hop while malt makes its presence much solid with notes of caramel, bread of Munich malt, spicy rye, smoky wood, and somewhat burnt.

The taste also reflects the same what is revealed in the aroma, tart and sour berry, herbal, flowery, honey, orange peel, slight floral hop bitterness, together with the malty goodness of sweet caramel, Munich malt breadiness, spicy rye, smoky and burnt wood. Alcohol is hidden at first but starts to slowly appear when it is warm.

Full body yet with some sticky touch and very smooth mouthfeel from its soft effervescence through the palate, the feeling is just right being not too hefty with its moderate crisp carbonation while the finish is very dry.

The first Braggot that I have encountered with, thus not so sure about the justification but for sure I found myself really enjoying sipping this. Alcohol is also very well concealed.

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Photo of Sloth_jr
4.61/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If you're looking for silky smooth body that bucks the bitter trend, this beer wants to be your friend. Chosen at PDX Rogue brew pub. Fruitiness is strong on both front and back but not overpowering - this isn't going to be like a Lindeman's Framboise, but you might have to dig hard for any hoppiness. Delightful on first sip and robust body makes drinking this a pleasure. Color is dark red to purplish, and it advertises the marionberry with a strong nose. I'm a cold beer fan, but I think this one might be better merely slightly chilled (or warm if that's your thing). This one is so smooth it might be considered by some to be buttery. Some might feel this is a bit too heavy for everyday quaffing, and it packs a punch at 11.4% ABV. I wanted more at my first taste, and wanted more after the last dregs.

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

Photo of bshefftz
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours as a dark purplish brown with a frothy khaki head. Aroma is quite boozy. Taste (also boozy) is a cmplex of sweetness flavors of honey, malt, caramel, and blackberry. This is blended with tart-fruits, (some) bitter-hops. Overall, too heavy handed.

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Photo of shelby415
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bbtkd
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rogue Marionberry Braggot, 11.42% ABV, 17 IBU. Based on the bottle and the name, I expected it to pour purple, but it is dark red/brown and cloudy, with a one finger tan head that left no lacing. Nose is berry and alcohol, taste is sweet honey, berry, alcohol, a bit of roast malt, and a slight bitter close. Perfect carbonation, so excellent mouthfeel. Overall very good.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first braggot. So of course, I read some BA reviews and am startled by the really, really wide range of opinion.
So, I will be the voice of moderation and mediation (not a bad idea if all you did was read today's headlines.)

First and given this range, it would not surprise me to find that there are Quality Control issues in stabilizing this complex ale through the production and distribution processes. (But that analysis is best done by a brewing QC expert. So speak up.)

Second, most reviewers do agree on the beginning. This has an interesting Look, color is unique.
Smells would have a majority position around "the fruit and honey blend well to moderate the alcohol."
Taste may not ever get a majority position but I'd vote for " this is sweet, but not offensively so."
As for Feel, there may be no compromise bill. Either you like what all this complexity does to your mouth, or you hate it.
Overall, you gotta love experimenting to revive a very old style.
Guys, keep an open mind.

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Photo of Narthax
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DarthVorador
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of dream
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 251 ratings
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