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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.8%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Rogue Ales
Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.8%
Mahogany color. Inviting, sweet aromas and flavors of bright, delicate cherry, toasted pumpernickel, cool whip, and sweet caramel with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that exhibits overtones of lemon curd, berry chutney, and melba toast finish. A fruity, cheerful ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: bright, delicate cherry, toasted pumpernickel, cool whip, and sweet caramel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of lemon curd, berry chutney, and melba toast
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, cheerful ale.

The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660

Their Portfolio

91 Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Brutal IPA 6.1% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Dead Guy Ale 6.8% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Beard Beer 4.8% (USA)
85 Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Chipotle Ale 5.4% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Ale 5.7% (USA)
97 Rogue Ales 2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.75% (USA)
94 Rogue Ales New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta 11.6% (USA)
80 Rogue Ales Fruit Salad Cider 6.4% (USA)
92 Rogue Ales Good Chit Pilsner 5.3% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Morimoto Imperial Pilsner 8.1% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales Mocha Porter 5.6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales 4 Hop IPA 4.44% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales Paradise Pucker Sour Fruit Ale 6% (USA)
84 Rogue Ales Santa’s Private Reserve Cherry and Raspberry Belgian Dark Ale 7.8% (USA)
88 Rogue Ales XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 10.6% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 5.7% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout 5.8% (USA)
86 Rogue Ales 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 14% (USA)
89 Rogue Ales Yellow Snow Pilsner 5.5% (USA)
91 Rogue Ales 6 Hop IPA 6.66% (USA)
95 Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA 7.77% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales 8 Hop IPA 8.88% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Fresh Roast Brown Ale 5.7% (USA)
90 Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch 5.2% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Cold Brew IPA 7.5% (USA)
83 Rogue Ales 4 Hop Session IPA 4.44% (USA)
96 Rogue Ales 5 Hop Black IPA 5.55% (USA)
93 Rogue Ales Straight Outta Newport...Oregon West Coast IPA 8.7% (USA)
87 Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
88 Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin 45% (USA) $35.15.
80 Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Rum 40% (USA) $.00.

Flavored Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored ales may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.