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Rogers Beer | Little Creatures Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Little Creatures Brewing Company
Australia
littlecreatures.com.au

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mid strength ale like no other

Velvet smooth, Rogers weaves together the best whole hop flowers and toasted malts into a silky mid strength ale like no other. We’re always open to new ideas and seeking advice from others and with this beer we salute two great men and legends of Australian brewing who helped us along the way; Roger Bailey and Roger Bussell.

With a gentle nod to the traditions of fine English Ales and a distinctive Little Creatures hop driven slant, Rogers’ beer may be hard to classify but it’s reassuringly easy to drink…

Whole hop flowers used in the brewing process deliver a gentle bitterness and light citrus hop notes that weave together with roasted toffee and caramel malt flavours to create this unique, easy-drinking amber ale.

Malt: Pale malt, Wheat, Carapils, Vienna
Hops: East Kent Goldings (UK) used in the kettle, Cascade pellets (US/Aus/NZ) in the whirlpool with Stella (Aus) and Cascade (US/Aus) whole hop cones used in the hop back

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,265
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
74
pDev:
16.13%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 39
Reviews by BeerNutta:
Photo of BeerNutta
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little Creature's Rogers Beer.

A = Poured a dark red/amber with a thin foam head.

S = Smelt of soft caramel infused with a slight hop backing.

T = For a mid strength beer this is great. Tasted of sweet caramel with a slight hop finish. There are light sultana fruit notes.

M = Slight undercarbonated. Could have been a little more carbonated.

D = Very drinkable. For a mid-strength beer this is the king baby!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kulrak
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden brown color with about 1cm of creamy head that fades away pretty quickly. Smells a tiny it yeasty, a little chocolatey and slightly hoppy, but I can't tell what kind of hops. The taste is a little dry with some bitterness and some estery fruitiness. Mouthfeel is a little creamy with some fizziness around the outsides, just enough to finish fairly dry/clean. All in all, it's a fairly drinkable beer, but at the price, I could get comparable beers for a lot cheaper.

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Photo of jarmby1711
4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pretty impressed overall with this beer.
It has an unusual reddish hue lightly carbonated .
it has a pretty full on flowery hop boquet .
The hoppiness is obvious in the mouthbut finishes sweet with golden syrup hints.

I would love to try this back to back with their Pale Pale and see how much they vary.
I suspect this is a bit simpler in structure and would probably be a better session beer,because of that.

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Photo of hefevice
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. This is an interesting beer. Mid range ABV, but huge flavour. Dark amber almost brown out of the bottle, which doesn't seem to gel with the style. About a finger of white slightly creamy head which left behind a little lacing. Flowery hops are quite obvious in the aroma on top of a malty base with hints of orange peel. As indicated above, no shortage of flavour for a mid strength beer, a very nice balance between the sweetness of the malts and slight bitter finish of the hops, also with a pleasant toastiness in the finish and aftertaste to add to the balance. A little watery on the palate. Would make an excellent session beer, you could easily drink this stuff all day. Overall a pleasant surprise and worthy little brother to the famous Pale Ale.

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Photo of Brauluver
4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional example of a mid strength beer.

Colour is a beautiful red/amber ala irish ale.

Nose is citric hops similar to LCPA,but more subdued with malty base line.

taste is mild well balanced hops up front ,with a malty/crystal finish that complements the fruity style to a tee.

Its a mildly dumbed downed APA with a lot more (english)malt character and a lower alc content that is masked by its drinkability.

Top work lil Creatures.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rude red amber colour, the colour of toffee, with a very minimal head, basically just a ring of off-white bubbles. Bead is slow and uninteresting, while lace saves the day by being pleasantly sticky. Nice colour, too.

Nose is quite aromatic, fair floral hoppiness and a good malt balance, just lightly roasted, almost caramelised around the edges. Hint of citrus and peach, certainly some cascade or perle hops in there. Whatever it is, it's very pleasant in fragrance, sweet with a mildly bitter edge.

Taste is very malty, a lot of malt characters with toasted grain, toffee, pecans and soil. Flavour is full and impressive, but somehow without finesse; there's no profile to it, just a long blast of flavour. That's not such a bad thing, but I think a palate should be a journey. There is a finish - slightly floral and herbal without much bitterness, certainly not crisp enough to clean up the very heavy-flavoured palate.

Mouthfeel is one of the oddest I've experienced and I don't really know anything like it, but somehow it feels solid when it enters my mouth. I think it's bad, like there's just no texture to it, it's just a big lump of malt. No bubbles or stickiness, seriously I feel like my ears are blocking out sound when this beer is in my mouth.

There's nothing out and out bad about this, and for a 3.8% beer it's exploding with flavour. But I think it needs a couple of things - slightly more bittering hop, and more fizz. Apart from that, for what it is it's pretty great.

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Photo of vancurly
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a) Pours a pale copper / clear amber, tan spongy head that drops to a thin raft, some good bubbling.
s) Lightly metallic, with biscuits & bread crusts
f) Tropical, lychee fruit. Biscuity malt
m) Medium weight upfront, some dextrinous body, slightly sticky in the middle, but drops away at the back palate.
d) Quite approachable, and versatile. Can easily consume on a hot day, or with food, or as a session ale.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33cl Bottle, brought back from Oz by a family friend who knows I like to try different beers. Best before 11 Oct 2011, silly cow forgot to give it me when she got back, hence me reviewing it in Dec 2011.

Poured into a Palm Speciale stemmed tulip glass: Clear, bright, deep amber body with plenty of carbonisation bubbles rising to the weak, thin covering of a head above. The wispy covering soon fell away to a collar and an island or two of small bubbles even though the body seemed to be trying to replenish the head.

Caramel and malt molasses in the nose, not too strong but there none the less.

The taste is also malty, with a crisp hop bite to balance out the maltier sweetness.

A bit too fizzy for me and just slightly watery in its body depth, even at 3.8%ABV.

All in all not bad, long way for it to come, but glad I've tasted it.

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Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -56%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of brendan13
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a red copper colour with a couple of centimetres of off white head that falls away quite quickly.
S - Floral & citrus hop notes - that's about all.
T - The floral & hop notes from the smell also come through on the taste with a slight malty background.
M - Fairly light bodied as expected for a 3.8% ABV beer. Medium, crisp carbonation.
D - I guess if I had to drink light this would be a pretty good choice.

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Photo of foles
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is the go-to mid strength. Fantastic taste - sessionable english mild style WA beer. Gaining a cult following here in perth....
Nice subtle kiwi hop presence on the nose and palate. Ruby red in colour, medium malty balance somewhat overshadowed by the hops.

A classic

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Photo of istarilord
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber-brown (a bit unexpected) with a light head.

A nice floral aroma, only a slight metallic hint.

Floral notes persist in flavor, very light malt & hops despite the color.

Very drinkable: a good balanced malty flavor in a light decently carbonated package.

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Photo of LittleCreature
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
The two fingers of off-white head disappeared rather quickly, leaving a dark copper/tan coloured beer that looks completely still. Quite dark for a pale ale.

Smell - 4.0
Yet again, another beer by Little Creatures that smells strong and fantastic. I can't believe I am smelling a 3.8% beer! The predominant smell is fruity, a mix of smells of kiwi, a little strawberry and some minor floral aromas. There is also a slightly toasty smell to it, ofsetting and complementing the fruit. Would have scored higher in this category if the smell had held stronger towards the end of the glass.

Taste - 4.0
Nice! I can first taste a sweet maltiness. This is then taken over by a tanginess of bitter orange and grains. The aftertate is moderately hoppy and dry, and actually leaves the mouth with little taste.

Mouthfeel - 4.0
Definitely feels a little lighter than the Pale Ale, but still has a lot of body for a beer this low in ABV. The carbonation is low to moderate, which suits the beer well.

Drinkability - 4.5
It is truly unbelievable that this is a mid-strength beer, as it has more character than most 5% ABV beers I have tasted.

OVERALL
Rogers' Beer is officially of now, the finest mid-strength beer I have tasted. Everything from the superb smell, characterful taste and unstoppable drinkability make this beer great. Unfortunately, it is priced in-line with most premium full strength beers, so while it is light on the head, it is hardly any better on the wallet. Still, if you can find this on tap anywhere other than the brewery, count yourself lucky, because you have found one of the world's finest session beers.

Edit: This is becoming my favourite Little Creatures beer, as it has almost as much flavour as the pale ale, but greater drinkability.

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Photo of Cs1987
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Brown-red, 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - Like other Little Creatures ales, the hops really hit you as soon as you sniff it. Passionfruit with a fair bit of malty sweetness.

Taste - Caramel-like malt flavours, with the expected hoppy touch.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, good carbonation level.

Drinkability - Low ABV makes this pretty sessionable.

Overall - Not my favourite Little Creatures beer, but it proves that Australian breweries can make good midstrength beers.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper/ruby with a large off-white head, quickly fading to a thin layer.
Nose shows juicy hops with pineapple, orange and floral characters along with a fair bit of honey and crystal malt.
Very similar flavours, at least as far as the hops go. The malt is no where near as obvious, but still shows some caramel and nutty hints. Finishes somewhat weakly.
Body is lacking but carbonation is spot on.

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Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fairly clear copper colour with a small, short lasted off-white head.

Very mild aroma. Slightly metallic with a touch of caramel.

Mild maltiness with a light touch of hops. Quite dry but still tasty.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. This is too fizzy.

A decent mid-strength but it isn't anything special.

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Photo of Macca
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tan in colour with a dark head which drops away quickly. Floral hoppy aromas. The palate shows a slight bitterness and some nice toasted malts. A little sweetness hides in the background. A medium but persistent carbonation gives it a nice mouthfeel. Really liked this one especially the fact that it combines taste and a low ABV.

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Photo of WHROO
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tea colour with little head, no retention or lacing...very fine carbonation

Floral hops in aroma with a little roasty sweetness...

Taste wasn't packed but then again its only a 3.80. In saying this, this did have some character...some american floral hops in taste, citrus & grapefruit, a hint of roasty sweetness, finish with subtle bitterness...

Mouthfeel was a little watery, but also a little scrapy on the tongue, leaves a florally flavour on the palate.

Well, for such a mid strength this is very pleasant although it sort of felt I tipped some Amber Ale into a Pale Ale..a little mishy mashy

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Photo of juju7
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper, amber with a tidy head. Laced consistently. A nice hop hit on the nose wih some tropical notes and a lick of butterscotch malt at the back. Drinks with some more of those lovely hops and a firm bitter backbone. Finishes a little sweet. Very sessionable and at 3.8% I'd say it is the best mid-strength readily available by quite a long ways.

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Photo of IHasaFlavaFlav
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always ignored this beer, I knew it was from Little Creatures, the Rogers branding though made it seem like the retarded Mid Strength cousin. I probably spoke to soon.

A - Dark, Rich amber body, 1cm of head that disappeared quickly and left little to no lacing.

S - Smell was kind weird, some notes were nice, but overall not that great.

T - Taste is a crisp clean amber ale, balanced with a pleasant unintrusive amount of hops. There has to be something said for a balanced beer.

M - Crisp clean, no real after taste.

D - Very drinkable, would probably enjoy downing a few when needing something low ABV.

If it was named after some guy called Roger, I'm sorry Roger, I underestimated this pleasant, easy drinking, flavoursome beer.

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Photo of ADZA
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is one beer i havnt had for ages and just couldnt resist to revisit,it pours a pale see thru copper colour with fast vanishing one finger head with average lacing,it has aromas of roasty malts,caramel candy and some bitter hops,it has an average mouthfeel with tastes of caramel,toffee coated malts and a subtle hop bitter finish,a very easy drinking session beer but not as good as i remembered it to be.

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Photo of Stew41
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a weak head. Nice colour - clear dark amber with nice hue. Expressive nose, hints of chocolate, some sweet malts (crystal?), quite nice. Mouthfeel failed to live up to the palate - just too light. Has some ok nutty notes and some ok bitterness on the finish but just not enough excitement in the flavour department.

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Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear dark amber color with a nice head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of caramel sweetness and bit of toffee.

T: Taste of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and toffee. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth with a nice balance.

O: Has more flavor than I expected for a 3.8% ABV. Nice beer for the style.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of rowey77
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer, tried at little creatures brewery in Fremantle.. Great with food and poors a great head. Full of flavour but not to harsh on the pallet. Recommend for a beer with dinner or even just a social after work drink.. Have tried in bottle form and beer is just as good as on tap.

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Rogers Beer from Little Creatures Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 74 ratings