onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a dark copperish brown with a white head. Very rye-ish aroma. Very light citrus juice, a bit of fruity Belgo yeast, and mainly rye bread. Flavor was slightly spicy with a mellow tone of clove, more rye bread, and light crisp belgian fruitiness. Still very much a lager in most ways, but that Belgian yeast really pops things out. Really good brew!
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ CKBC. Dark burnt orange brown appearance with an off white head. Belgian yeast, light citrus fruits, a touch spicy, rye malty nose. Belgian yeast leads to a bit of wheat flavor but no wheat was used in the beer. A touch spicy, light citrus fruits, cloves in the flavor and a pretty crisp finish. Pretty cool beer. Not sure I’ve ever had a roggenbier made with a Belgian yeast but it works well.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery - pour is lightly hazy - pillowy tan head - an interesting twist on the style - brewed with a Belgian yeast rather than an weizen yeast, so no forward banana of clove phenols - this allows the grain to shine a bit more - rye is spicy and even a bit sour - a bit of tangy (wheat?) malt compliments this well - the yeast kicks out lightly peppery phenols that work well in a spicy, grainy/rye finish - creamy and medium bodied - this beer is dope!