Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Received in a trade with RBald42. Thanks Ryan!
The beer appears hazy and rusty orange hued. Effervescence emanating from the depths of the liquid create an audible fizz. Bonus points for sound quality. The head is a dense white inch, but fades to a thin, wispy layer after only a couple minutes, leaving minimal lacing.
The scent brings a lot of fruit character, similar in some regards to a Flanders ale. A healthy malt presence, subtle citrus, mild funk, a touch of sweetness, and a general earthy quality round out the aromas.
Well, now I’ve tried a roggenbier. Rye malt is quite present. The beer is fruity and a bit sweet. In contrast, flavors of rye and sourdough breads, as well as an understated funky quality balance out the sweetness. This brew is quite earthy and malty. This is my first experience drinking a roggenbier, and I’m intrigued. I’d definitely like to try some other examples of the style to compare / contrast.
The feel is a bit chewy, with the carbonation much less active on the palate than it appeared in the glass.
Overall, I must say that this beer is quite different than anything I have had. Unique and tasty. I appreciate the new experience this brew offers and it’s been fun sampling all 104 beer styles.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2011 Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pretty good. The nose has a lot of citrus and caramel and a faint touch of bananas. The beer by itself is deep amber with a off white foam. If you pour the yeast like a hefe, the beer becomes a brown milk hue. The taste has a rye snap with big citrus notes along with caramel. The beer is crisp and displays a nice refreshing tartness. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Orange pour with no head or lace. Orange peel and paper aroma. Orange peel and sour malt flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a bottle thanks to grownfool. Thin white head, orange-red body. Aroma is banana, fusel, caramel, light sour twinge. Taste is spicy, rye, banana, more caramel, light fusel or sour tang. Maybe that is how it was fresher or maybe it is turning a bit. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Sampled at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting. I’ll admit up front that this beer was not fresh. But here goes anyway: Pours hazy orange with very small white head. The aroma is banana, onion, lighter fluid, and overripe fruit. The flavor is an odd sourness with banana, lemon, and wheat. It’s interesting but on the weird side.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Based on many revisits of this gem of a beer. Pours amber with some protein globules and a diminishing white head. Smells of lemons, wheat, oranges, lots of tangy qualities, some underlying tarte like hints found in many Jolly Pumpkin beers. Tastes of creamy sweet malt, lots of tangy hints, lemons, some underlying sourness, some wild qualities (accidental?). The palate on this reminds me of a melted milk shake. It is extremely velvety and enjoyable. The finish on this is a nice balance of tarte and full bodied grain. One of the best German beers I have tasted and easily one of my top 20. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/26/2003RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
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.
What frankenkitty said! Mine was obviously VERY long out of date (I can’t believe these aren’t flying off the shelves) Huge globules of brown sliminess and massive flocculated yeasties gumming up the works. But I STILL tasted it. Very intense rye spiciness predominates and herbal hopping. Carefull about old stock, eh? beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Pours a muddy amber color with lots of floaties and a thick, frothy, offwhite head. Good aroma and flavor of malt, fruits, rye and spices. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Interesting. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Extremely chunky, flocculent body makes me think I got the last bottle off the fermenter... a bottle that shouldn’t have gotten filled. Murky sepia with a fluffy-yet-fading off-white head (<a href=http://www.workinlate.com/images/beer/roggenb soon.) Sharp rye notes above what I perceive as English hop varieties and touches of earth and ginger. Whiffs of alcohol late. Flavor greets me with a tart spiciness and lingers with a herbal bitterness. Palate is thick yet lively. In a word, this beer is "disturbing". (My god I wish I could find a code on this bottle.)
<font size=-4>Pint bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort, IL 60423</font>