Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye | Rogue Ales

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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012

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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of leroybrown10
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep reddish-brown with ruby edges. Small cream colored head which doesn't stick around. Decent lacing. No noticeable haze but the color is dark enough that I can't see through it all the way.

Some piney hop aromas. Slightly earthiness and some spiciness.

Spicy flavor to start. Pepper, pine and smoke. Crisp malt. Caramel and leather.

Crisp mouth feel, somewhat thin bodied. Noticeable carbonation.

Overall, some interesting flavors but it didn't seem to blend very well. Each was a distinct piece rather than melding together into a whole.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber. Poured in a chalice.

My first of this style. Does not pour as a pretty beer. A very distinctive taste, but not the same as a rye ale. It seems like a decent representation of the style. I try to rate to style – not my favorite style. 4

A – Pours a dark opaque brown/slight red tinge (almost black in the glass) with a tan semi-rocky one-finger head, well carbonated, head disapates fairly quickly (-), good lacing. 4

S – Smokey! Malty, spicey overlaying a weizen/wheaty aroma. No discernible banana or clove. A very faint sourness. 3.75

T – Spicey, lasting rye spice & bitter/dryness, malty, almost no hop bitterness or flavor. 4

MF – Medium body, dry finish, sharp but creamy. 4.5

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.16/5  rDev +18.9%

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3.64/5  rDev +4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of JLSIV
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 Oz Bomber poured a nice dark brown with a creamy two finger head. Good head retention and excellent lacing.

Smell of malt up front, with a little alcohol, not an overpowering aroma. Some of the others compare it to a brown ale, but it has a little more spice than that. Some pepper.

Taste is very mild, with an earthy overtone. I cannot go as far as some to say I taste the rye, but it is a very pleasant flavor.

Mouthfeel is full bodied to me, with a little chewiness, good carbonation, very smooth and satisfying finish.

Overall, I like this, it has more to offer spice wise than the Hazelnut Brown, but is different in its own right. I think the use of quality ingredients is what sets this apart. I would go again on this one.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.04/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +12%

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3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured from bottle to pint glass

A- pours a hazy murky brown color with a two-finger foamy and creamy off-white head that retains nicely, long after the pour 4

S- spicy and peppery rye up front with some nutty aromas, sweet caramel malt with some floral hop bitterness on the backend 3.5

T- malty and sweet with some nutty flavors that is very similar to a brown ale. The peppery rye kicks in mid-palate, closing with some floral/herbal hop bitterness 3.5

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and creamy finish 4.5

O- this is my first roggenbier, so I didn't know what exactly to expect. It actually drinks like a hoppy, peppery brown ale. Overall, it's not very complex, but quite drinkable 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of JamesMN
4.13/5  rDev +18%

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 toxicmash
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 225 ratings