argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Big-bubbled tan head atop a murky amber body. Aroma is rye, herbal, and light peach. Taste is about the same, plus lemon (though not especially tart). Light/medium body. Very tasty. 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. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/26/2003MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Beverage Resort
opaque orange, big white head, tart malt aroma, light malt flavor, slight fruity character, nice but mild
all shook up, good flavor but still too mild
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
A spicy caramel metabolism meshes into vibrating oranges and their acidity...Scotch ale leanings in the splendid aroma...Muddy malt and floating yeast placidly rising amongst the fat bubbles...A double-take will not even give you half of the information you need about this truly unique creature... PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Labels itself as a Rye beer, first real try of one other than Sunrye, which is suspect. Light orange appearance, long lasting, thin white head. fruity, banana-like aroma with some esther notes. Yeast and fruit is prominent. Has a bit of a starchy palate which is the one flaw I find. Otherwise, an interesting little ale.
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2004
had a bottle of this at blind tiger. it´s always a bit of a risk getting beer that is on special and this seemed pretty old. very hazy light brown. apricot nectar aroma and texture. quite sweet, light taste of rye and, perhaps by association, of carraway. i´ll have to have a fresh bottle some time Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Head is initially huge, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is heavily malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of banana, clove, and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Another beautiful Bürgerbräu creation...their answer to weissbier; bigger, toastier, richer. A real treat, pity this one doesn't make it to Colorado (other than at Falling Rock once, thanks to Chris Black being a fan of this brewery!). CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Re-rate 1/11/03: Doesn’t have nearly the same carbonated pour as the first rating, but I did pour it a little colder. Mostly the same as the previous rating. Nice sweetness and rye flavor throughout. Crisp, clean and enjoyable.
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Original rating 7/2/03: Pours with a ton of carbonation, about 90%, which subsides into a hazy orange. Light citrus aroma leads into a full palate with a smooth, good rye sweetness. A very mellow and drinkable brew. A true roggenbier, very unique. I was glad to try this one.
This is a muddy-chunky brown beer. Super sweet aroma and a nasty sweet aroma and flavor, like spoiled vegetables. My bottled exploded, so I wonder if it was contaminated. This is only for the strong willed heavy beer drinkers, to be sure. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Bottle. Wow. This is a new experience for me. Pours a cappucino with cream color. So much sediment it’s ridiculous (but good). Chunks of ground up malt, pieces of hops. . .Talk about unfiltered. Not to mention, unpasteurised. Not much of a head, but that’s ok. I have to give it a 5 just for sheer unfiltered goodness. Aroma does smell much like wheat, lots of caramel and malt as well. Sweet and smooth. Flavor is full of caramel, hops and pils malt. Hops especially tasty on the finish. Not tons of rye that I can taste, anyways, not anything bitter, dry or astringent. Flavors are mixed well together and the body is medium. Has a gritty feel due to the sediment, but otherwise very soft carbonation and smooth almost creamy body. Awesome stuff, keep em comin Burgerbrau.