Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot
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Style:
Braggot
Ranked #22
ABV:
11.42%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,507
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 14.66%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
260
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  17
Gots
  65
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Sloth_jr from Montana

4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

May 07, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Too much booze. Interesting flavors. The berries show with a huge honey sweetness. Too bad this has so much alcohol showing that takes away from the flavors.

Dec 05, 2015
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

2.12/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown. One finger, light tan colored head. Some haziness.

Fruity aroma with some cherry, raspberry, and gooseberry. Some herbal notes to go with honey and candied sugar.

Very unpleasant flavor. Bitter sourness, over cooked vegetables and rubbing alcohol.

Mouth feel is horrid. Perhaps the worst I've ever experienced. Oily, bitter, acrid, and noxious on the tongue.

This has a pleasant appearance and a decent but unremarkable aroma. Unfortunately, the flavors are nothing like nose and the mouth feel was gag worthy. This was a drain pour.

Mar 07, 2015
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filthyhabits from New York

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Oct 22, 2017
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don1481 from Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tall curvy glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark red with hints of purple. Lots of bubbles floating up. Surprisingly translucent for the color. Big off-white/tan head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves little to no lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Berries. Honey. Sweetness.

Taste: That's... different. The honey and berries are there, absolutely, but are very much balanced by the hops. It's got a little bit of a bitter bite to it that plays very well with the sweetness. I don't taste the 11+% ABV at all.

Mouthfeel: Very clean. Doesn't linger at all.

Overall: I'd refused to try another Rogue after the Pumpkin Ale incident last October out in Virginia Beach until I saw this. It's pretty nice overall and makes me more willing to try more Rogue varieties again.

Jun 07, 2014
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Everydayoff from Thailand

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

May 13, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2015
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 12, 2015
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ummswimmin from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 08, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 01, 2015
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Avatar113 from California

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 11, 2016
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timontheroad from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 01, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

my girlfriend picked this one up because she liked the bottle (i admittedly like it too), and she loves fruit beers. havent had much braggot either, so i opened this up with much anticipation. it ours a dark purple to mahogany color, dense and hard to tell if its cloudy or just too think to let any light shine through. the head is pinky cream colored, and fizzles out rather quickly. an aroma of fresh pulped berries and sticky sweet meadow honey arises, with very little real alcohol heat or harshness, which surprises me at this strength. i taste the berries first in the flavor, and while i havnt had much experience with the marionberry, it reminds me of a cross between blueberry and blackberry and elderberry here. its deeply purple, skins tart like wine grapes and elderberries, but the fruit appears to be very sweet, and in combination with the honey, its gorgeous, almost medicinal in that i feel like its almost good for me, despite the alcohol. honey is fresh and floral and different from other honey beers because i can actually taste it. its sweet but never offensively so, and its actually pretty well carbonated despite looking flat. it drinks heavy though, especially as it warms, turning into almost english barleywine, bu the fruity character remains dominant. i liked this beer far more than i ever though i would, i have a new appreciation for both the fruit here and the braggot style, which i need to find more of and continue this trip. id like to see more rogue around shelves in colorado, everytime i have a new beer from them it surpasses my expectations. this is awesome stuff.

Jul 27, 2014
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ajzy from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Jul 02, 2014
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scratch69 from Missouri

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 17, 2015
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MisterKilderkin from California

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

May 08, 2015
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ale207 from Maine

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Jul 18, 2014
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber picked up at TW in Naples, FL at the beginning of last month.

poured into a tulip. i swear this beer changes color. initially looked very dk brown, almost black, with a good oatmeal colored head. after the head dissipated, body color was more brownish with burgundy tones. very little in the way of lacing.

couldn't really get much on the nose except for some sweetness and a clear alcohol aroma. judging by when this beer was added to BA, this beer is around 18 months old. (coz rogue doesn't do the dating thing)

taste was pretty interesting, because like the color, i got different things over the 3 hours of sipping it took to get through this. initially it was just alcohol and booze. later in the bottle, i began to get the strong berry taste coating the tongue while the alcohol was all in the back of the throat.

feel was above medium, pretty boozy.

overall, seemed very similar to an old ale, until the berries kicked in. an ok thing once in a while, but not a style i would search the aisles for.

Apr 11, 2016
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EmperorBevis from England

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in wrapped bomber
Purchased from specialist beer shop Beermoth
Unusual in every sense and to every sense, certainly an unique experience & on the whole enjoyable

Apr 28, 2015
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ChaseTheAce from Texas

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

Nov 11, 2014
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MaltMartyr from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let it sit. The glögg-like qualities of the braggot come out with a dried fruit raisin-like berry flavor, unparalleled by nearly all in this genre.

Jan 29, 2018
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shelby415 from Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 17, 2017
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Vylo from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Mar 12, 2016
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Hopswagger from South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 11, 2015
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AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

Sep 08, 2014
Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 260 ratings