Monday, December 18, 2006

Pint Night 12/13/06 Rogue Santa's Private Reserve


Description from www.rogue.com:
Rogue's annual holiday offering, Santa's Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops--including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John "more hops" Maier!This holiday elixir is brewed with two-row Harrington, Klages and Munich malts, along with Hugh Baird 30-37, Carastan 13-17, and Crystal 70-80 malts, plus free range coastal water and John's proprietary top-fermenting Pacman yeast. Available in both 22-ounce bottles, 12oz Loose packs for Winter 2005, and 12oz six packs for 2006.

Measurements: 13 degrees Plato, IBU 44, Apparent attenuation 73, Lovibond 26
No Chemicals, Additives, or Preservatives

2 comments:

asiansteev said...

The head was so thick, it was like a float. It was fruity and bitter (although no one else will agree with me about that). Smooth
8/10

Patrick said...

It seems like all the "holiday" or winter beers are hoppy to the max. However, the fine folks at Rogue Ales managed to make this one hoppy without overwhelming all the sweet malty fruity goodness in this brew. I doubt I'll find a better winter beer, and I bet this stuff would be amazing with a plate of turkey and cranberry stuffing. 8/10