Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot | Rogue Ales

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Rogue Farms Marionberry BraggotRogue Farms Marionberry Braggot

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Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.42%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wilhelmr3
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +23.9%
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 +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guppy314
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +2.7%
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 -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DarthVorador
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dream
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml poured into a tulip

Pours a deep purple color with a small fizzy white head that dissapers immediately. Berry and honey sweetness up front, some English-barleywine like aromas. Tastes of sweet berries and honey, some caramel sweetness, finishes with more berries and honey. Medium thick body, medium carbonation and finish. Very tasty

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gotzilla
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm new to this style so nobody should read this with any weight.

On tap at Eureka Burgers.

Color was dark and boring, but it was dark in the restaurant.

Not much head, and it looks flat but the carbonation was there in a very unobtrusive way.

Both me and my friend really went in with almost no expectations and really liked the taste. The only expectations I had was I thought it would be tart/sour due to the name and I was delighted that it wasn't (it was just a little sour and a little sweet, and I didn't think of this as a "fruit beer"), and I thought due to the APV that I would be blown away by the alcohol (which was impressively hidden).

We ordered a second one, which is evidence we really liked it considering there were a lot of other beers to order. I mentally understand where a lot of the other reviews are tasting cloying cough syrup, but I really don't feel it. However, this was my first Braggot, and I have no doubts that there are better ones. One reviewer said I hope this isn't somebody's first benchmark -- it is, but I think it'd be great to go up from here.

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