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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Roggenberry is Arcadias melding of two classic European traditions, reinterpreted into an innovative American combination. Namely, we add the unique spiciness of malted rye to a traditional ale base, then we pile on hundreds of pounds of Michigan blueberries. The rye rounds out and builds up the malt character while adding those gentle spice aromatics, picking up piney hops along the way. Michigan blueberries bring a bright purple-pink hue, their fresh fruity aromas, and a slight tartness to quench and refresh. Once the whole package is assembled, expect a lean body, fluffy off-white-pink head, and a touch of haze. Arcadias house yeast adds points to the corners of the flavor and aroma, with more notes of fruit and spice. Truly a unique work of the brewers art, a melding of new and old traditions into something just a bit off-center.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Poured red with an orange hue and a white head. Aroma was full of a sweet berry, somewhere between a blueberry and a raspberry. Flavor was quite sweet with berry flavor but lacking something to balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2009
Draft @ ODuffys, Kalamazoo. Bordeax red colour, light pink head. Aroma of rye and blueberry. Flavour of blueberry, rye, sweet fruits. A bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Think unsoured Framboise. The color pinkish orange and cloudy. The smell has creamy malt elements, Mild sweet nose. The flavor is sweet with a fruitiness that I associate with raspberries (what does a Roggen Berry taste like?). Unlike a typical Framboise, there is no corresponding tartness to provide balance. Moderate body with a soft level of carbonation. Moderately sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #36 Served on cask at Arcadia Brewing Company. Appearance is brilliant raspberry hue with micro white head. Aromas are faint with raspberry, boysenberry and some nutmeg spice, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dans Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #33 of 90. Cask at Arcadia in Battle Creek. Pours bright raspberry red. Mild carbonation, fairly smooth, fruity clean finish. Refreshing to say the least...and I believe I did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Draft @ Hopcat in GR...sampled off of my wifes glass. Pour was a bright, almost neon burgundy color with a large pinkish-purple head. Looks like it will be very sweet but ultimately eases that notion away. Nose is all wheat and blueberry with not much else to mention. Body is crisp, flavor has a very nice light wheat component with the blueberries complimenting nicely. A very good, simple, sessionable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009. Poured a clear dark reddish purple color with an average reddish frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart & sweet flavor with a smooth medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Sampled at the MBG Summerfest 09. Burgundy pour with a fluffy pink head. Lots of fresh blueberries with some spice, sweet malts, and a faint peppery finish. The body is sticky, medium with lots of carbonation.

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