jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-bready, orange. Taste is clove, rye, medium malt-bready, secondary orange/herbal hops.
johnnnniee (2394) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub.
I was quite surprised to see this on the menu today, thought I’d never tick this style. Pours a cloudy murky brownish amber color without much of a head even when coaxed. Smell is tart and spicy with aromas of brown bread fennel and caraway seed. Interesting nose! Taste is tart and spicy like rye toast. There is a malty sweetness that tries, but barely balances the spice coming from the tart rye malt. Lively amount of carbonation, medium body with a tart watery mouthfeel. I can’t really say if this is a good example of a roggenbier because its the first I’ve ever seen. I will say that on this 80 degree day sitting outside with my family, I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. As for roggenbier, I need to try more examples.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another rather average beer from Elm City. Copper colored with a medium head and a little bit of lace on the glass. The taste is spicey and vanilla at first then turns to a long lasting bitter, sour finish. Vanilla is definitely the dominant taste and smell, but the spices are mixed in pretty well. I didn’t like this beer but seemed to be a decent effort at a German Wheat
MaBeer1972 (1360) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Elm City. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first - but I was wonderfully surprised. Light and foamy - complex flavors. Refreshing though. Grabbed a growler for the ride home. I think this should be in it’s own category.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is spicy and very bready. Flavors of fruit,spice,herbal characterisitcs, toasted malt/bready with a dry spicy hop finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy dark amber pour with a thin white head. Mild aroma and flavor of rye with sweetness.