Terrapin Side Project Roggenrauchbier

Formerly brewed at Terrapin Beer Company
Style: Smoked
Athens, Georgia USA


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
At Terrapin we enjoy our rye and our smoke...beers. Volume 2 in the "Side Project" series combines a Rogenbier and a Rauchbier, two German classics. Roggen means rye, Rauch means smoke, and bier means beer. We love them all! Introducing Terrapin’s Roggenrauchbier. With a slight hint of spice from the rye malt and a pleasant overtone from the smoked malt this beer has two great tastes that taste great together.

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Pinball (12393) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsø
hazy brow, smooth white head.
fruity aroma, smoked malts, sweet malts in the aroma
flavor is fruity, slightly smoked, mild sweet malty. not much hops. ends slightly smoked, slightly bitter.

yespr (48061) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is plastic smoked aroma and caramelish. Mild acidic, burned plastic and slight caramelish. Dry malty and persisting smoked to burned plastic finish.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottled 65 cl. Courtesy of sincereNC. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Some fat Bamberg smoke in the nose. Pours a little thick and syrupy, some maple syrup perhaps and again lots of greasy smoke. Ends a little sweet with subdued hoppiness. But not a bad Smoked. 230211

Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
22oz bottle. Mostly clear deep red. Nice light smoke on the nose. Roasty and lightly smoked on the palate.

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
Aroma of smoked malt, rye and mild fruits. Pours a clear dark copper color with almost no head. Good flavor of smoked malt, rye and fruits. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. I like rauchbiers and roggenbier, but this mix of both is interesting, but not great.

koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010

22oz bomber received as an extra in a trade with jourdanUAG. Thanks for the opportunity!

NOTE: I’ve had this bottle in the fridge for at least 6 months which might affect my review.

Appearance: Pours the color of iced tea with honey corners. Minimal head, minimal retention, and only a touch of lacing.

Smell: Nice light smelter of smoke with a touch of sweetness. Not overpowering but subtle, complex, and enjoyable.

Taste: Smokey up front, then honey /sweet grain, then a smokey BBQ’ish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, decently carbonated.

Drinkability: One of the easiest smoke beers to put down.

I’m impressed with this RoggenRauchbier from Terrapin.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-06-2009

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
22 oz bomber courtesy of an extra from Markwise. Thanks, Mark! A bottle I’ve been after for awhile! Pours a very murky brownish amber, murky with big carbonation bubbles, a small khaki head that dies to a loose film, light lacing. Aromas are a pretty good smoked malt, ham and bacon, campfire, ash, caramel and toffee sweetness, biscuits and rye bread, a light jerky element and hotdogs. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, sweeter caramel, campfire meats, smoked wood, ash, toffee, bread, a touch of almost fruity cherry, mellow bitterness that sticks to the backend. The smokiness is decent, could be a bit stronger. Sweeter malts, but not sticky. The smokiness is pleasant not overbearing, but for a smokhead it’s not enough for me. Pleasant, but a bit too sweet. Minimal lingering smoke, light bitterness and sweet biscuity malt stick more with a mellow rye appeal with it’s typical appeal, molasses driven barbeque like sauce. Decent, perhaps a victim of it’s age. But very drinkable, a dose more of smoked malt would do the trick, if it would just linger more. It’s ok, just would like more smoke overall and the rye seems to muttle it down for me.

SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Body is a nearly transparent rich mahogany hue that pours with a minimal slightly off-white head that quickly fades to a collar. Collar has great retention and minimal traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.

S- The dominant part of the smell is the smokiness. Reminiscent of smoked meat. Underneath this is a sweet rye bread smell that brings a lot of balance.

T- Upfront is a mild smoked meat flavor with an even milder rye bread background. The finish is a great balance of smoky flavors and sweet breadiness. A hint of smoke lingers.

P-Medium to high carbonation and a nice light drinkable body.

O- The smoky character is definitely present here but it balances with the other flavors so nicely that it’s something that I could drink regularly (if it weren’t limited edition). It has a nice quaffable body also.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-08-2008 03:59:25

scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
Light smoke aroma, shouldn’t have waited this long to open it. clear bronze and a thin sandy head. don’t get much of a rye character save for a little chewy earthy body, smoke is very faint.

Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bomma, pours a dark brune body with a tan off white head. Smoked rye malts, hints of bacon, and some smoked malt. A moderately chewy body with some char notes. Nice ale.

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