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 Terrapins 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6180) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Slutfest 6: Mild smoke nose. Clear auburn, medium tan head. Smoke, hay, orange. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very mellow, flavors have faded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
22 0z. bottle. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a medium sized beige head and decent carbonation. The aroma has sweet malts, hints of caramel, light rye, applewood smoke; touches of fruit. The flavor has a nice combination of spicy rye and a decent level of smoked malts. Additional notes of caramel and fruits. Medium body and pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
This is my first dabble with either of these styles, so why not knock them off with one beer. Consumed on 6/22/09. Pours a milk chocolate brown with a 1 inch tan head. No retention, and no lacing. The scent of this really reminds me of a dark wheat. Smells of banana, clove, bread, grass, and rye. There is no smoke in the nose, which I was disappointed about. Mouth is smooth but with just enough carbonation to tickle the tongue. Rye is the main player in this beer. This gives off a slight bitterness that I like, and it finishes smoky, like smoked meat. Theres the smoke! Dang, I like that finish. This is a really great style that I am going to seek out more. Recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with light tan head. Nose/taste of smoked malt, honey, smoked breads and honey. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7182) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. A light brown beer that was hazy with a light tan head. Feel was fizzy. The nose was smoky with some fruit. Flavor was pretty much the same. Nice malt backbone and an occasional hop flourish. This was a light version of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade. Sorry, cant remember who sent it. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, pork, brown sugar, earth, and not much else. Flavor of mild smoke initially, then peat, pork, brown sugar, sweet bread, and honey. Medium-bodied, with a peaty mouthfeel and moderate cabronation. Nice smoked beer that may have mellowed over time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (36462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of dusty hops as well as a light note of mold. The flavor is sweet with notes of dust as well as lighter notes of smoke and fruit, leading to a dry dusty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium grey amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, smoke, light to moderate yeasty, soap, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Clear amber /red - white head. Smokey, ryebread, roasted, wooden notes, high malty, grainy, straw notes. Light thin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8127) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. It pours hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is light mint, light smoke, tobacco, fruit and caramel. The flavour is Light smoked, dark fruit and light hops. Not that smoked.

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