Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot | Rogue Ales

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Rogue Farms Marionberry BraggotRogue Farms Marionberry Braggot
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
253 Ratings
Rogue Farms Marionberry BraggotRogue Farms Marionberry Braggot
BEER INFO

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

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.42%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dave_Treat on 06-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,944
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
253
pDev:
15.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 61
Reviews by mrfrancis:
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, murky amber with a creamy, thin khaki head.

S: Aromas of honey, marionberry, herbs, grass, and roasted grain are present on the nose.

T: Notes of marionberry, honey, herbs, grass, lemon, caramel, cocoa, and roasted grain fill the mouth. The finish presents lingering notes of marionberry and honey before a peppery, mildly astringent alcohol presence takes over on the fade.

M: Very full in body and dryish. Carbonation is delicate. Alcohol is quite pronounced, but for the style that is to be expected. This is definitely a sipping beer one should approach with respect and caution.

O: I have few complaints with this ale, though I still tend to be of the opinion that braggot just isn't my thing. Still, this is definitely worth trying and fans of the style should be pleased.

 799 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of don1481
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

 808 characters

Photo of filthyhabits
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

 536 characters

Photo of Everydayoff
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

 1,358 characters

Photo of mothman
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

 157 characters

Photo of leroybrown10
2.12/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

 574 characters

Photo of whit_knee_41
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of kaiyote
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandaube
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PopGun
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gotzilla
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

 1,091 characters

Photo of Nick29
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very dark beer for what I'm thinking is a fruit beer, though the definition of braggot doesn't specify fruit. The pour is a dark brown, cola colored. Dirty tan head up top, with better than average retention. No lace to speak of. Great looking beer.

Pretty amazing smell with lots of spices and fruity flavors, a whiff of alcohol and caramelly malt. Smells like a fruity, dark Belgian.

The taste matches the scent characteristics, full of fruity, spiciness with some caramelly malt and alcohol playing along nicely. Again, think fruity, dark Belgian beer. Dark ripe fruits, not the girly stuff.

Way up there ABV provides warmth throughout. This beer packs plenty of sweet, offset mostly by the spices and heat from the alcohol for balance. Bitterness is there, but only as a bit player. Medium- to heavy-bodied, but somehow it starts off with an almost watery feel before everything kind of takes over. Carbonation and heat make up the lingering finish.

In addition to the cool purple bottle, this Rogue beer provides plenty to like. I could get used to this.

 1,079 characters

Photo of Fatehunter
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a purple body. Interesting.
The aroma is Marionberry pie with barley. Pretty good.
The taste is quite sweet overall. Lots of Marionberry flavors and honey. Good balance though but the hops never quite make it through.
The texture is soft and a little creamy.
It's an uncommon style and this is an enjoyable drink.

 339 characters

Photo of Momon
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mbpike
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a purple hued brow, looks scarlet when backlit, with 2 fingers of tan head. Pretty nice lacing & head retention,

S: Berry notes, plus clover honey, herbal & medicinal notes

T: Berries mostly tart, dryness, a bit of woody bitterness & little boozey burn with honey notes up front. Honey & floral notes as this warms, some medicinal notes as this warms, some red wine notes as well, especially dryness, woodyness & some tanin. Finishes dry, tart, herbal, with a little bit of berry sweetness & a kiss of honey

MF: Fairly hefty with slight carbonation, becomes a bit slick as it warms

Fairly complex, but drinkable enough, probably the best example if this style I can remember having

 697 characters

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MrBoy15
1/5  rDev -73.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 253 ratings