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Terrapin Side Project Roggenrauchbier

Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Smoked
Athens, Georgia USA


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
At Terrapin we enjoy our rye and our smoke...beers. Volume 2 in the "Side Project" series combines a Rogenbier and a Rauchbier, two German classics. Roggen means rye, Rauch means smoke, and bier means beer. We love them all! Introducing Terrapin’s Roggenrauchbier. With a slight hint of spice from the rye malt and a pleasant overtone from the smoked malt this beer has two great tastes that taste great together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Color is clear amber, thin white head. Aroma is slight bacon and caramel with slight citrus. Taste is the same. Thin body and medium carbonation. Finishes with a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2009
22 oz bomber shared by Gregis. Pour is brown ruby with a one inch off white head. No lacing as the head falls. Aroma of camp fire gone out (I suppose extinguished would be the word), nicely smoked yet still tame enough to allow the malt to shine through. Caramel sweet malt behind that, even some rye peeking through. Interesting and complex nose. Taste is the roasty, smoky and bright hoppy maltiness, with an interesting blast of rye bread. The caramel sweetness is a lot less pronounced in the taste which really helped the rye and smoke play together. Palate is lighter bodied, medium carbonation. Clean and really drinkable. Often times smoked beers will get a bit overly one dimensional for me, this one was nice and complex. It reminded me a bit of Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier in the way that smoke was present but not dominant. Thanks for sharing this one Greg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de fumée avec une pointe caramélisée. Apparence: Odeur de fumée avec une pointe caramélisée. Saveur: Goût de fumée avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fumée. (Rating #2494)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
In short: A light session beer with moderate rye and moderate smoke. Easy to drink, easy to forget.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh a few months after the beer release. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Clear amber body topped by an off-white ring of foam
In long: Light smoke one nose. Taste is smooth, this is not an intense beer. Moderate smoke. Rye is apparent but really not over the top. Based on the rye beers that I knew the % if rye I’d say this one is about 30% rye. Typical spicy juicy rye beer sensation. A bit toasted with faint caramel notes. Body is a bit oily. Overall sensation of oily bread crust. Very drinkable but nothing exciting here. The combination of rye and smoke is more interesting/intriguing than successful, I don’t think there will ever be a great rye based smoked beer. Description is educative to increase your german vocabulary. This was my rating on this DurchschnittRoggenrauchbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Bomber from JCB who, as we all know, kicks major ass. Hazy coppery amber (kinda) with an off white head. Nose is sweet smoke and earth over a spicy caramel. Flavor is all about the smoke, earth, some toasty bread and rye. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
220z bottle. Pours a hazed orange with a creamy beige head. Aromas of light malts, and grain barely any smoke. Grainy malt flavors with a light smoke. Decent, but I’d prefer a barrage of smoke in my smoked beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
This is one of the weirdest beer I have ever tried.. Its a mix between KC Masterpiece and Beer.. I would try to marinate steak with this brew..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle shared with Steve. Strange brew. Amber in color with thin tan head. Smells and tastes of bbq ribs with a smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
Woah. Big thanks to the dudes in front of me at Dark Lord day that shared this one. Kind of an amber pour with a smokey aroma. Nice, caramel flavor with some smokiness, some rye. A bit of fruit. Overall, really badass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2009
[1947-20090116] 650mL bottle. Some donkey shed and candied smoked banana malt aroma. Clear, rich amber body with a quick foamy light tan head. More candied banana roast malt in the flavour. Medium body seems a tad thin. Fairly good.
Overheard: "Did you mean to play a song called ’I’m a Donkey for Your Love?’"
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, jerc)

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