Yogi Spiced Amber | Rogness Brewing Company

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82
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Yogi Spiced AmberYogi Spiced Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rognessbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 07-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A slight gusher from the bottle and pours out all hat and no cattle; eventually, the head recedes to show an amber (surprise!) colored liquid; needless to say, the glass was coated with lacing

Smell: Chai spices abound, with cinnamon, ginger and cloves dominant

Taste: As with the aroma, the Chai spices dominate the front end, with the black pepper emerging after the swallow; sweet and herbal, almost medicinal, through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The smell is nice, if you like Chai tea, but the flavor profile is a bit unbalanced and I didn't care for the finish

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Photo of dbrauneis
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a murky dark brown in color (almost black) with light amounts os amber highlights when held up to the light and a moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall frothy beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of spices - cinnamon, clove, ginger, cardamon, and black pepper.

T: Like the smell, the only real taste I get in this beer is that of the spices - cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and black pepper. There are even some earthy tea-like notes as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Interesting concept but not quite successful in the execution - I like the idea of a beer with the chai tea spices but those same spices were a little too dominant in the flavor and aroma (a little restraint might have greatly improved the outcome with this beer).

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Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Like an IPA, except instead of hops they used cloves. A hazy brown in the pint shaker. Nice head on the stuff.

What's interesting about this is how bitter it is, from start to finish. If this was sweet it would be undrinkable, but it's actually quite dry. It's just the total overload of spices of every description. This also seems quite peppery and hot. Cinnamon makes an appearance but it seems like more cloves than you could possibly imagine would be good for a beer. Still, it's clean and well made. The Rogness Bière de Garde was so good I think it's a brewery to watch.

As peculiar and intriguing as this is, even two of us can't get through a pint. But for you extreme beer athletes, this is a challenge to be met. On tap at the Westside Tap not far from Pflugerville.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.82/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a medium sized snifter glass.

Deep amber red, nearly mahogany brown with some good clarity. A nice easy two finger light tan head makes and appearance with some thin bubbles. Creamy consistency, some small finger lacing and creamy collar.

Woah this nose is impressive. Literally smells like gingerbread, perfectly. Nutmeg and brown sugar and cookie dough. Not overly sweet either, with classic clove and Christmas like spices. Just incredible.

Palate comes a little less impressive but still manages to deliver. Milky skim mouthfeel in the mid palate, but with some of the watery spices coming through. More tea and nutmeg action and green hop herbality mixing in. Milky finish on the aftertaste, with some cool mint like hop character interestingly. Tannic tea like after taste and herbal aromas to come in nicely, sumac, sage, and black tea air to match.

It's palate flavor is memorable, but a bit not that perfectly showcased. It easily though could pass off as a great Christmas brew interestingly, with a very unique twist.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Common Table’s 2nd anniversary party. The beer pours an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is very spicy, as expected. I get some cinnamon and clove notes, as well as some additional spices that sort of all run together. The flavor is also extremely spicy and somewhat of a mess. There is some clove and cinnamon once again, as well as some ginger and some earthy tea notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is a ton going on here, which I think takes away from the overall beer since it is a bit of a mess.

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #72 (Jan 2013):

Very aromatic, reminiscent of chai tea. Well spiced but continues to remind our palates that this is a beer. Definitely one of the more drinkable spiced beers out there. A perfect example of what extreme beer can be, something fun and drinkable without ripping you palate to shreds.

STYLE: Spiced Ale
ABV: 5.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed rusty amber, tight tan head

SMELL: Gingerbread, cinnamon, clove, mild caramel, faint alcohol, peppercorn, plumy

TASTE: Toasty, very smooth, black pepper, slightly bitter, bread crust, ginger, clove, cinnamon, piney, earthy, hint of sweetness, mildly pungent drying finish

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From a bomber

A- Murky amber with a white head. It looks a lot like apple cider

S- Love this! Lots of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice.

T- I really like this. It is very spicey, with notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. It would make a nice holiday beer. The beer gets a tad bitter at the end.

M- Decent, good carbonation. Slightly astringent.

O- Awesome! I don't find too many spiced beers that are pale; usually can only find spiced stouts. This tastes great, reminds me of Pumpkinator's little brother. I would definitely get this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of allengarvin
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%

A: 3.75 - Very dark amber beer with a light but frothy head.
S: 3.5 - Sweet caramel malt mostly. I thought I caught a whiff of spiciness, but I couldn't smell it twice.
T: 4.0 - Like the smell, a strong initial sweetness with some notes of cocoa, followed by some interesting spiciness, though I can't identify it at all--it's an interesting bitter flavor with a little tartness, a tad vegetal. (oh, just looked at bottle and I see it identifies them. I don't get the saigon cinnamon (which is usually super cinnamony) , but the cardamom makes sense, as does the pepper, and the pepper detectable. I'm bumping up my initial flavor because it's a blend that's more than the sum of the parts.)
M: 3.75 - Soft texture, creamy
O: 4.0 - Very interesting beer, though one I'm unlikely to buy again.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.83

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of HardTarget
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark brown shows some murky soft light when held to my monitor. Manages to hold on to a halo of brown foam but only tiny spots of lace.

Smell: Heavy pumpkin pie spices, so heavy they scare me a bit as they overwhelm all but a hint of malt sweetness. Some clove comes through.

Taste: Thankfully the spices don't completely overwhelm the brown ale base that gives enough sweetness to cut the heavy handed spices. The base is a little thin for the load it carries but does the job.

Mouthfeel: Little flat, big watery body, thin profile with a slick oily finish.

Overall: I'd like to see the spices dialed back, or the base volume raised to allow some aging potential to let the spices settle down. But as it stands it's a pungent, tasty brown ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Yogi Spiced Amber from Rogness Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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