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:
223
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 59
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 aoampm
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, no date

pours a cloudy hazy medium brown color with off-white colored head. thin layer of head hangs on until the bottom of the glass. some lacing. aroma is earthy, herbal, but subtle. taste is well balanced, starts a bit sweet, finishes drier, long finish. rye is definitely highlighted. medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of threedaggers
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of K-J
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of mrcraft
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown pour. Almost a brown ale look.
S- Malt, roasted grains
T- Mellow and smooth. All the flavor seems to be on the front end for my. Falls off on the back. Tastes of roasted grains
M- Smooth and on the mid to fuller side.
O- This is very good and smooth, but I wish there were a little more flavor.

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Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of jmkoscie
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of joeseppy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a fresh growler this beer is a mostly clear reddish-orange-brown, translucent due not to haze but color. The tan head reaches one finger and is sparsely bubbled at first but settles to display a good density. Webby spotting is sticky on the glass.
Not being completely new to the style but not particularly familiar either, this one takes some work to sort out. It has a bit of earthy smoke in the grainy malts that isn't woody, per se, even more interesting since a distinct woody notes comes out separately. Malts are thickly bready, and there are some dark fruits, though it's also peppery. It gets pretty herbal underneath.
The flavor doesn't deviate much, though it changes the order of things a bit. Both pepper and dark, grainy breads come out up front, dark fruits as well as a hint of banana not far behind. A touch of steely mineral runs underneath. I get some leaf attesting to a hops and a bit of tartness in the finish. The light smokiness remains a constant below it all.
It's a bit too heavily carbonated in a medium body. It gets crisp but can't fully achieve a firm bite before the carbonation gives way to a smoother undertone. It thins out some in the end after it gets a little tinny.

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Photo of 2Cents
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Kendo
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Body is hazy brown with a small greyish head on top. Some lace on the glass.

S: Mild brown bread, earthy hops and rye spice.

T: Brown bread, a touch of smoke and modest rye spiciness. A bit mediciney and phenolic with some cardboard as well. Finishes with some tannic bitterness.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, modest carbonation. Feels a bit watery.

O: I don't know much about this style, but this version doesn't impress.

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Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of TechBrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
3.59 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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