Winter In The Rye - Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
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3.91/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Called on the menu a Bock brewed with rye. Tried at Redoak on tap around late September 2013.
Pours a rich dark red colour, decent head maybe poured a bit too much. Head has a beige colour, nice density and good retention. Head is great; beer looks great but I feel the pour is a bit too generous with head. Not the beer's fault of course.
Smell delivers what's promised. Rye malt with light earthy spice and a touch of roast. Bit of German dry yeast and a distinct peach note late. Smells pretty enticing.
Taste is similar. Lots of that dry, spicy rye that quite dominates the palate. Biscuity, slightly roasty with pepper and capsicum. Develops fruity notes late that's more in line with my previous bock experience but somehow taste like flaws here. Sweet peach, banana, bit of brown sugar. Palate starts nicer than it finishes. This is not just a comment on how much I love rye; it has to do with how appropriate it is to mix rye in with this style. Face it, rye works better in ales, when it's cleaned up in a lager it's not unpleasant but it feels a bit messy. This is still a nice beer but when will Redoak do a roggenbier? Thats all I'm thinking. after sipping this.
Decent body, bit of texture, actually quite creamy as it goes down, if not for that slight carbonation sizzle.
I really enjoy this beer and I find it a bit at odds with Redoak's sort of "we know and make the best possible of every style" kind of arrogance that tends to characterise their stuff. This beer feels like the sort of experimental beer a new, funky startup would make. And it's mostly very tasty, and very drinkable. So... It does make me like Redoak a little bit more.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2013 11:26:20 | More by laituegonflable
Winter In The Rye from Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
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