Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye
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Style:
German Roggenbier
Ranked #23
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #43,293
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 13.56%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
226
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Reviews by laituegonflable:
Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, dark red colour. HEad is off-white, slight brown. Nice lace but thin otherwise. Decent.

Smells pleasant. Malty, with toffee, plus a meaty, smoky note. Some spice and a touch of booze. Sweet-tinged meat, yeah it's nice.

Smoky on the palate, dry and peppery as well, almost to the point of dustiness towards the back. Some slight pie spice sweetness midway and caramelised edges. Pleasant, warming and yet subtle smoky, spicy palate.

Bit of texture, but mostly velvety and almost creamy. Cracking body.

Very sophisticated drop. Smoky, curious, but ultimately finely balanced and nuanced.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of toxicmash
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Hootie159
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AimeeF
4.16/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Purplehat
3.68/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Jmccarthy555
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of stratusjeans
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Like this beer. Suprised the abv was just 5.5

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 03/23/16:

Looks like root beer in every way, from the deep copper brown clarity to the apparent high, prickly carbonation and the fizzy, foamy, medium-retention tan head. Mild vegetal aromas, some light spicy, phenolic, rubbery, and estery notes, caramel suggestions. To the taste, incredibly metallic and phenolic throughout, some spice, some earthiness, mildly sweet/tart, nice roasty, smokey, almost meaty finish and aftertaste. Subtle peppery retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, packed with creamy, velvety smooth suds, tingly only for the first second or so of each sip, gulp, or quaff. Comparable in different ways to a Scotch Ale, or a Belgian Dark, among others.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rogue Roguenbier Rye Ale, 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and light black, with a one finger tan head that left decent lacing. Nose is sweetness and rye, taste is sweet rye, with some breadiness, and no notable bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel and overall excellent. Very drinkable, going down fast. I always expect rye to be bitter but this sure isn't - very nice.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

**
05/26/14
Bottle to point glass. Appearance: muddy water brown. Small head with grey-white color. Very different look.
Aroma: rye is apparent, but weak in strength.
Taste: malty, brown sugar, bread, faint touch of cacao.
Feel: a touch flat and watery, but easy drinking.
**

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Photo of FBarber
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an auburn tinged brown. Somewhat opaque, but when held to the light, its more just cloudy. one finger tan head dissipates leaving a thin layer of velvety off-white foam on the beer. That thin layer has excellent retention.

Aroma smells likes rye bread, dark fruits - somewhat sour - and some earthy notes with a spicy yeast note coming through as well.

Taste is initially very ready - rye bred, pumpernickel and sourdough. Then you get this nice dark fruit array washing over the palate - plum, prune, and raisins all come through. No hops really come through at any point here and there is no bitterness. Spicy notes on the finish may be the rye really packing through and lingering. Dry spicy finish.

Feel is light, smooth, and drinkable in spite of a flavor profile punching above its weight. Moderate carbonation.

Overall this was a surprisingly good beer. Admittedly I didn't know how old it was - and I still don't - but it was a really enjoyable beer. I'd actually drink this one again. As for the style, I don't have any other experience to compare it to, but based on the guidelines it seems to do an admirable job.

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a brown colored body with a lighter hazier looking reddishness around the edges, two finger white foamy head that dies and leaves some foamy clingy lacing in its wake. The smell had spicy rye, smokey, malty, fruity yeasty sort of hops, intricate in a way but different than other beers I’ve had in my life. The taste is spicy yeasty flavoring that dominates but lets in the rye and the fruit combine and coming through in a smoky way, smoky yeasty aftertaste, slightly dry yet fruity and some light rye in the finish. The palate is about a medium, sessionable - maybe. Carbonation is good to me. Overall, I say good for the most part and worthy of more pours.

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Photo of Walnut
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of watermelonman
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a nice red on deep caramel color with a small but solid head, and significant lace.

The spice and pepper are muted but present in the smell. Hopes make a secondary appearance. Malt is a much larger part of the taste, and it balances quite nicely. Mouthfeel is decent, perhaps a touch too much pepper for malt and hops to stand up against. Overall, this is the sort of flavor I look for in a rye beer.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.

Pours a very deep, but also relatively clear brown colour, with a truly excellent head of beige. The head stays solid right to the bottom, and is formed of a pleasant creaminess. Body is quite light, and the carbonation is furtive. It looks decent enough, especially the clarity, the head and the colour.

Nose is pleasant: solid toasty malts with a firm richness behind them, spiked with the unusually spicy and lightly tart character of rye. There's also some sweet, slightly fruity hop notes that come through, giving a slight overtone of tropical fruits to the aroma. Yes. Certainly pleasant.

Taste is smooth and full-bodied throughout, but a little light on flavour. This helps it retain a certain pleasant drinkability, and the hop character is also similarly muted, meaning the balance stays about right. Some slight spicy characters towards the back, and even a hint of smoke. It's quite good.

Feel is great: very smooth and rich throughout, despite the relatively low ABV.

Overall, I very much enjoyed this beer. It had a lot going for it, and managed to package it into a very neat and coherent brew. Another sign of the solidity of Rogue.

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Photo of apintofknowledge
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SCW
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.32/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

11 ounce goblet - $6.50 at Taco Mac (Prado) in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

Appearance: Dispensed a muddled, opaque brown body with a fourth of an inch of fine, dusty white suds.

Smell: This isn't exactly what I had anticipated. Burning rubber, molten plastic notes. All in all, it's highly displeasing and begs the question: "they really let this monstrosity leave the brewery?"

Taste: Roasted cigarette butts, a heavily phenolic smoke character giving a flavor of burnt rubber doorstops, lacquered bandaids, and a growing hint of six bucks and fifty cents absolutely wasted.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Appallingly bad.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent crimson/brown with 3 fingers tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Faint brown bread & woody hops

T: Brown bread, a touch of smokeyness, a bit apricot, tea-like tannins up front. Faint smokeyness, a touch of rye pepperiness, some faint cardboard notes dragging the overall flavor profile down, plus woody hops & dryness. Finishes smokey, with apricot, a bit of plum & dryness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

Alright for the style, wouldn't buy it again. Most of the "special" releases from Rogue are underwhelming me. Drinks easy but doesn't really entice you to want more

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up tonight at the COOP for $6 and change.. poured into my slim tulip.. 1" tan head.. good retention.. only decent lacing... the brew is slightly hazed chestnut brown..

Nose is very odd IMHO.. sorta smokey... sorta yeasty phenolic.. maybe even some yeasty banana esters... very odd... not getting anything in the realm of "rye"..

Flavor is also very damn weird... for something highlighting "rye" the brewers seem to do a lot to mask the distinctive nature of the grain... a phenolic note begins right up front and lingers for easily :30 on the finish.. combine the phenols with the smokey malt element and it honestly reminds me of burning plastic (NOT NECESSARILY A BAD THING, JUST DESCRIBING WHAT I TASTE).. other flavors of note, very earthy... minor hoppiness pulls things back a bit.

Body is a bit light side of medium.. carbonation is the expected Rogue perfect bubbly.

I don't remember the last time I had a beer that was this much of a "Thinker". I personally normally don't care for anything with smoked malt or aged in peaty scotch barrels.. but the minor smoke notes really work with the surrounding earthy elements.. The minor hops are earthy too..

Interesting for sure... Definitely belongs in the "Autumn catalog of beers", honestly much more than any "cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and no real pumpkin used brew, but we're gonna call it a 'pumpkin' beer anyway" brew.

One last observation... and this is probably my feeble palate.. but the odd use of the smoke malt and the Hefe yeast really masked what could have been a chance to highlight Rogue's hard-earned proprietary rye... Just sayin'

3.5's across the board.... I wish I could have given higher numbers, but personal preference definitely came into play with this bottle.

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Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 226 ratings