BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2005
This is a grand, historically accurate
example of the dunkelweizen style, but be ready to pour right when you open this one -- the excellent spontaneous carbonation of this beer led it to crawl out the neck of the bottle! Unique, cloudy cream soda color and tons of sediment cloud the glass to a center-opaqueness with light visible at the sides. First sniff from the bottle said "skunk" -- but this was totally a perceptual illusion, as aged fruity aromas of ginger and Nestea w/lemon emanate from the glass. Flavor is bountiful in fruit maltiness of a quality not far less than a top-quality Belgian brune -- with a unique German dark cerealgrain-prune twist, perhaps imparted by the rye used. Hearty body and sharp alcohol finish with a soft mouthfeel. Very impressive beer! lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
ours a clear deep copper with a huge, dense, creamy ivory head. Lots of lace. Smell is fruity and peppery. Sweet banana and clove. Hints of vanilla.
Taste is grainy and spicy. Pepper and clove evident. Lightly sour malt. Lightly bitter hops in the finish. A sour and bitter aftertaste. Lightly sticky in the mouth. Not one to go down smooth but a good drinker and tasty. My first roggenbier.
kycolonel (1) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
I had my first Roggenbier in Germany sitting in a Biergarten several years ago. I have been looking for a source in the U.S. ever since. I find it a most satisfying brew! Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
At first pour it was a bright orange and very slight haze with a huge beige head. Then swirled bottle and poured the rest and it looked extremely cloudy with small and large yeast particles. Aroma is rediculously fruity, yeasty, sweet and malty. Freaking awesome- better aroma than any other hefeweizen. Lots of banana and apple balancing nicely with eachother. Flavor is sweet and malty with some lemon and clove. Also some fruitiness and yeast. great mouthfeel and balanced finish. Slightly tart in the end. I love burgerbrau. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a thick, clumpy, murky brown body with no head. Aroma of mustiness and sour. Flavor of malty with some lemon.
thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2005
Pour is a maple syurp looking mess. Lost of floaties and a huge white head follow. Aroma is a little hoppy and zesty. Flavor is roasty and you do get a bit of the rye used but overall pretty bland. Kinda a wierd brew but not offensive to the palate. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Looks like backed up sewage. Floaties the size of green peas. Viscosity of a milk shake. Taste-metallic, dry apple, dry spice. Overall very bland. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2005
Pour is brown apple cider with the most amount of clumps that I have ever seen...taste is thick and sweet (syrupy)...very yeasty flavor... Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
A beer that provoked a healthy discussion about whether the word "interesting" is damning praise. Lots of chunks on a nut brown beer, very hazy--and too chunky if you get a bad pour. Huge, zinging palate, with wheat on the front, wheat on the back, and lots of interest all the way through. Rye, fruits, spices, it’s all there...interesting...in a good way, but still not great. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - APR 2, 2005
chunkier and with more sediment and yeast than any other beer i’ve had. i almost refused to drink this and i wish i had. aroma is sour and a bit vinegary with yeast, lots of yeast. very potent tart flavor with more yeast notes, and clumps for that matter. ends sweet. damn this is too thick with chunks. disturbingly hard to drink