Roguenbier Rye | Rogue Ales

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Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 02-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.72/5  rDev +3%
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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2.57/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, deep amber color with a frothy white head.

Smells of earthy hops.

Tastes of some earthiness with a little rye. Malts lead off with some rye sharpness and some graininess. This then leads to a bit of earthy hops. Finishes with a bit of bitterness. The graininess detracts from everything.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a swing and a miss for me.

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Photo of RVigz
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark amber, nearly black with about a nice half inch brown head.

Smell: Slightly hoppy, malty smell.

Taste: Bitter and hoppy with a sweet start and a dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth but dryish bitterness.

Overall: overall a pretty good rye, but nothing special.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with garnet highlights. Small tan head. Fair head retention.

Nutty and slightly citrussy. Characteristic rye malt notes. Very earthy.

Malty and sweet. Tons of rye. Spicy and earthy at the same time.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Good.

A really solid beer. Enjoyable flavour profile even if I am over Pacman.

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is thick, not in the body but in the color, which is brown-red with a red-orange hue at the edges. A soft, big-bubbled off-white head keeps up at half a finger and sticks spotty lace to the glass.
The aroma is very interesting and unusual, giving off a conglomeration of earth, grains, yeast, dough, a hint of sweetness, and a very light spiciness.
The flavor is earthy, sort of elemental, so to speak, and lightly steely, a slight touch meaty, and somewhat estery with a hint of citrus. Rye seems to add more earth than spiciness, possibly offset by the particular nature of the yeast implemented.
This beer has a Schwarzbier-like body, light and crisp despite its bolder look. It's a bit dry but it's also creamy.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 31 ratings