RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Roggenbier is a German term describing a beer that is made with rye malt. They are usually made with wheat malt as well and they are always ales. Some have characteristics of hefeweizens. Ours is similar in this regard, thus the name “Roggen Weizen”. This beer is made with malted rye, wheat, and barley. It is fermented with a Bavarian wheat yeast so it has the same yeast profile as a German hefeweizen. It is unfiltered and cloudy in appearance.

Our roggen weizen is a stronger version of a German hefeweizen with rye malt added. The beer contains 20% malted rye as well as malted wheat and barley. The rye gives the beer a distinctive sweet flavor and aroma. We used a Bavarian yeast strain that gives the beer banana and bubble gum-like flavors and aromas. We used German Perle hops in very small amounts so the flavors of the rye, wheat, and yeast predominate. This beer is not filtered and cloudy in appearance, but still very refreshing.

Our roggen weizen is versatile and can be paired with almost anything. It is very good with most salads and also cheese plates. It is also a perfect match for traditional New Orleans-style brunches. This beer can accompany veal and most seafood dishes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draught at Stags Head NYC. Pours a cloudy hazy orange. Aroma of citrus and bananas. Tastes of bananas, grain, and citrus notes (lemon and orange). A pretty balanced taste and very enjoyable.

gschrade (1107) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Taste sweet, banana, bubblegum. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tap at Happy Gnome. Hazy yellow pour with a frothy white head. Lots of banana and bubblegum on the aroma. Fairly sweet flavor. Flavorful and easy drinking. One of the better Abita brews I’ve had.

jbruner (5467) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow on tap with no real head or lacing to speak of. Smells and tastes of a typical german weiss, wheat and esters. Nothing too special.

stevencon (525) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On rap at daliahs. Very hazy pour straw color. Straw yeast aroma. Very little rye or earth aroma. Taste has plenty if rye and grain. Sessionable for sure.

djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, clove, and banana. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt with clove and nice spice in the finish. Easy to drink a decent speciality grain from Abita.

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2/12/13. On tap at Dahlia’s. Hazy golden/cloudy yellow pour with a nice off-white head that fades. Big hefe aromas - lots of banana, phenolics, bubblegum, sweetness, cream, etc., with just a touch of spiciness and bread. Sweet, malty flavor with plenty of that hefe yeast aspect again and just a touch of rye in there. Eh.

Jow (4170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Stopped at the Stagshead to get lubricated prior to winter blizzard. This being mardi GRAS times Anita was featured heavily on menu. This pours very hazy almost muddy brownish blonde. Nose is of light citrus and grains. Tastes of grains, malt, bananas, bubblegum, lots of wheat and rye.

geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Only had 2oz worth at world beer festival January 2013 Columbia,SC,, gum tasting, smells like a "weisen" for sure.... cloudy

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
On tap at the Untapped Festival. Hazy amber in color. The aroma has some wheat and rye notes, but what really comes through is the clove character. The flavor is similar. I get some rye and clove notes, as well as the addition of some banana. The yeast really adds some nice flavors to this beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Likely the best Abita beer I have tried.

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