Rogue 21 | Rogue Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
2 Row, Briess Amber, C-40, Wyermann Carafa & Rogue Farms RiskTM Malt; Willamette, US Goldings & Rogue Farms Revolution Hops; Simpsons Golden Naked Oats; Franco-Belges Carawheat; Molasses, Brewer's Licorice, Wyeast Old Ale Blend Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

20.75º PLATO
30 IBU
69 AA
21º Lovibond

Added by John_M on 07-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bigbeers84
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rab53
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of beefandbean22
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of vkv822
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into tulip snifter.
2010 release.

Pours a deep burgundy with actively rising carbonation and a very thick, frothy beige head that leaves the whole glass coated in lacing at first.

Smell is quite floral and estery. Reminds me a bit of a Belgian yeast strain oddly enough.

The taste follows the nose, with more esters and Belgian yeast characteristic.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with with pleasant light, slightly prickly carbonation.

Well I definitely wouldn't have guessed it to be an Old Ale, I would have guessed some sort of Belgian inspiration behind it. It was a decent beer though overall.

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Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A georgeous looking bottle, complex flavours with great and not great flavour notes. The smell was awful, unwashed feet and hidden mould. A few months' cellaring was not responsible, rather brett and the like. Dark brown colour with significant retained white head. The taste was raisiny above all, malts and hops. Getting through the aroma there was good drinkability but it was wierd and boozy, as if this monster developed into a 10% plus overnight.Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of mattboyer182
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - muddy, cloudy brown. With a thick off white head with ok lacing.

S - dark, dark fruity scent. Very sweet malty smells as well.

T - same fruity taste. Plums and and raisons very strong. Very sweet after taste.

M - light to medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O - pretty decent beer. I enjoy the the fruity taste it projects.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is pretty straight forward. Given the ingredients on the back of the body, it is easy to predict what comes next.

Nose is full of sour funk. Some nice aromas of oak. Also some fruity and spicy notes as well.

All the aromas are present in the taste. Sour funk, oak, and fruit and spice.

Nothing really amazing or jaw dropping about this one. It's just good, and if you're into sours, this one would be a good buy.

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Photo of feylure
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up today. Love Rogue beer, and I love ceramic bottles!

Look is quite dark brown, almost opaque and partly cloudy.

Smells hot, sweet and spicy with floral notes.

There's a slight sweet taste up-front followed by the carbonation lifting the spicy + floral + woody notes. There's also a bit of a sour note in the middle that becomes stronger toward the tail.

Mouthfeel is full until the end which is slightly dry.

Overall, I think this is a good beer, but it is my first Old Ale style beer, and I'm not sure if I like the style...

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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out really dark brown with a honey yellow tint. Two fingers of off-white suds and slight lacing adorn the top of this good looking brew.
Smell is very fruity with an oak sourness at the front then a honey oatmeal aroma then a floral hop to finish this brew's smell. No alcohol can be detected here.
Taste is bready and spicey with caramel/honey in the forefront. Raisin and plum are a little further back. Slight alcohol detected here.
Mouthfeel is sticky but very clean for such a big ale. The flavors do leave the palate quite quickly though.
Overall this is a smoothe easy drinking big beer from Rogue. Too bad this thing cost me 23 buckeroos.

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3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Stuffed Sandwich

A: The pour is a dark amber color with some lively carbonation bubbles and a rather nice looking khaki head.

S: Sort of a bland nose for an old ale. Mostly bready malt notes with a little bit of toast and toffee. There is some brown sugar type sweetness, but it's lacking that richness and big caramel aroma that I typically associate with an old ale/English barleywine sort of beer.

T: The flavor is certainly better, but that wasn't much of a challenge. Decently sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Still quite a bit of bread quality to it, and almost no bitterness. A little bit of toast and (surprisingly) almost no booze.

M: Medium in body with a smooth carbonation.

O: Not bad by any means, but the extravagant price tag for a bottle really makes this a beer that I would not consider purchasing.

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2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very cloudy reddish amber haze with a lot of sediment

Head: Big light brown head

Smell: Coriander malty funk thing going on with a bit of hops

Taste: Funky yeast with a little hop, dark malts and some earthiness

Weight: Light body with a high carbonation

Finish: Sticky hop with a nice big dark malt still the funk sticks around till the end and then some

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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Decided to go ahead and buy this beer to try on my birthday. I tasted it right out of the fridge, and it seemed like it needed to sit and lose some of its chill. After that, it was full of flavor. It has many characteristics of an Old Ale without the sharp alcohol taste and with enjoyable Strong Ale bitterness. You can taste some of Rogue's molasses that is familiar from their Dead Guy Ale. The color is a deep medium brown with caramel head and a good nose.

I'm glad I tried it, and it was an enjoyable beer, but I probably wouldn't spend the $20 on it again. Bought it at Beltway Fine Wine & Spirits.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at Coles, limited release.

Poured an amber brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is good and has some lacing.

Smells earthy, with strong yeast and cracker malts.

Taste is strong. Strong hops up front, with a bit of buttery malt and tangy yeast. Flavors mix into a dry woody finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is a bit weak. Smooth finish.

Drinkability is average. Tastes great but cloys quickly.

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3.79 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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