Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye | Rogue Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
20
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20
For Trade:
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Photo of robbieb13
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
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 archyquaffer
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass. I tried a moderately aggressive pour and miscalculated, producing a billowing, overflowing light brown froth. The beer itself is rather a dark ruby brown, and quite effervescent. The head proves moderately sticky.

I get a good whiff of smoky malts and herbal hops as I urgently suck up the overfill. A distinct smokiness is also apparent on the palate, along with a good bit of spice and a dark cherry sourness. The flavors all smooth out, leaving some lingering herbal hops and a touch of licorice. The smoke re-asserts itself now and then, but does not overpower. Surprisingly smooth finish with pleasant burpiness.

This is a well-balanced brew (despite my misapprehensions about Rogue's smoked malts) and perhaps a good an introduction to this style, which I had not tried before.

Note: I gave this another try in April 2015 and decided to increase the scores a bit. The uniqueness, complexity in both aroma and flavor, and silky smoothness of this beer deserves an excellent plus rating.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had one other Chatoe Rogue beer, and liked it, and I respect that Rogue grows their own ingredients for these beers, so I gave it a shot. I didn't even know what a Roggenbier was.

Lucky me, because this is a tasty brew. It is surprisingly light-drinking for such a flavorful beer, hoppy without overwhelming bitterness, with a moderate rye spiciness, and a sweet aroma that has a hint of bubblegum. But in a good way.

In the old days, we could rate a beer for "drinkability". This would be one of my top 5 beers from 2013 in "drinkability". If I could get this in 6-packs, it would be in my regular rotation.

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Photo of AimeeF
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of JamesMN
4.13/5  rDev +15%

Picked up a bomber for about six or seven bucks. Not sure if Rogue dates their products but I can’t find a bottling or enjoy by date anywhere. Poured into a hefe glass. This is a new style for me but that type of glass seemed right.

Appearance: Really nice dark brown hue and translucent, similar to root beer. Poured a good three-finger off-white head, which has since dissipated a bit leaving a fair amount of lacing. (3.75)

Aroma: Bready, somewhat spicy, malt with hints of grassy hops. Also some yeasty undertones akin to Belgian style ales. On the label they mention weizen yeast, which could definitely account for my previous observation. (3.75)

Taste: Starts with a good balance of crisp hop bitterness and sweet caramel malt. The bitterness intensifies throughout while the malt bill shows its range. The flavors range from caramel sweetness to light smoke to toasty goodness. An interesting mix that feels like an amped up Dunkel. The finish is sweet and toasty malt with a moderate hop bite. Aftertaste of ebbing bitterness and a touch of smoke with caramel undertones. Not really getting any of the weizen yeast in the flavor but it isn’t missed. Really good flavor for 5.5% ABV and makes the most of its 25 IBUs. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body, an impressive feat, with smooth carbonation and a generally silky texture. Good drinkability and likely sessionable but possibly cloying due to the sweetness of the malt. (4.25)

Final thoughts: Although this may be my first roggenbier, and not even a German-made one at that, it was highly enjoyable and brought together the flavors of a few different styles. My one caveat would be that the rye, while in the name of the beer, was not entirely present in the flavor. However, it did not stop me from fully enjoying the experience. Nicely done. Would I drink it again? Yes. (4.25)

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Photo of Dubious13
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, drank from an imperial pint glass

A: Pours dark brown, fairly cloudy. Has an off white head with good lacing.

S: Smell is unique. Can't compare to anything I've ever tried. Smokey, sour, spicy rye malt, with definite notes of NW US hops. Slight banana odor

T: Overpowering rye malt at first, followed with bitterness from independent hops. Not so balanced as it could be, but the raw flavor makes up for it, IMO.

M: Medium body, low carbonation, very dry mouthfeel.

O: Definitely worth a try, as it's so unique. Probably wouldn't drink this again in the near future, but still very good.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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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Photo of Walnut
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep red color with a fingers worth of head that leaves some sticky lacing

S: Very complex. Mostly malty with some spicy rye and light smoke. Some fruity yeast in the background, along with a light hoppiness

T: Starts off with the weizen yeast and rye, which impart fruity and spicy notes. Goes into a good amount of smokiness that lingers into the finish. Finishes with the smoke and more rye spiciness

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very soft due to the weizen yeast

O: My first of the style, this is a very solid brew. I really like how the spiciness of the rye, the smoke, and weizen yeast all work together to provide a nicely complex and enjoyable beer. Comparable to Schlenkerla Weizen with a heavy rye presence. I can see how the smokiness might be a bit polarizing if smoked beers aren't your thing. If you're a fan of smoked beers, then I'd recommend this

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