Störtebeker Roggen-Weizen - Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
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4.18/5 rDev +16.8%
Hazy amber pour, huge light beige fluffy head, niceretention.
Strong smell of sweet overripe banana, caramel, clove, some faint tutti frutti, lots of spicy yeasts.
Taste isn't overly sweet like the nose predicted: caramel coated banana chips, sure, but balanced by crisp oranges and some apples and pears bring a bit of acidity. Huge spiciness, with clove, faint marzipan, pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, peppercorn and faint vanilla. Plus extra from the rye, like a dry spicy maltiness, but not too strong. Mildly bitter finish, a bit of sweet wheaty malts remain in the aftertaste.
Lighter body than the eye would tell, prickly carbonation that fits just perfect.
Tho the rye isn't extremely obvious, the result is a very tasty dunkelweizen. Really good.
06-08-2014 14:32:28 | More by dcmchew
3.04/5 rDev -15.1%
Appearance: deep amber, cloudy, with lots of yeast particles. Looks very attractive. Foam is a brownish white and disappears quickly.
Smell: fruity, flowery, candy banana, overripe bananas, yeast and something chemical and not very appetizing.
Taste: sweet, fresh and fruity, banana flavor is powerful. A bit of tang and brown sugar, with a spicy tone from rye, with syrup and vanilla. Just as with the taste there is a bit of a chemical tone, as of soap.
Mouthfeel: creamy texture, carbonation is medium. Pretty decent.
Overall: I was very excited about this one but felt a bit let down, which probably led to the relatively low grade. Was hoping for a finnish rye bread and wheat sweetness but ended up with a rather strange, flowery and perfume-ish beer. It's drinkable though.
05-20-2013 12:38:04 | More by humulus
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
The colour is deep amber (25 EBC), the liquid got some chill haze. The three finger compact off-white head sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.
The smell is powerful with tart wheat-flavours. Yeast, spices, herbs, caramel and flowery hops. Some sweetness and mild bitter notes. Some alcohol.
The taste is smooth with mild tart flavours. Caramel, toffee, and some salt. Light body (although the liquid is quite thick). The aftertaste is quite yeasty with some alcohol, vanilla and caramel. Some tartness and spicy hints of soap/phenols. The finish is sweet with some metal and soap.
The carbonation is mild with fresh small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth and quite thick/sticky.
Rye and wheat in the same beer? I don’t know about this one…
05-01-2013 18:36:20 | More by bark
3.7/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a rich red colour with slight bead. Head is beige, nice and dense but doesn't quite hang around. Lace is OK, but also doesn't really stick. Nice colour, though.
Smells intriguing, as you'd expect. Lots of caramel with mildly tart fruit - banana, apple and a touch of copper. Light rye spice, slightly peppery. Yeah, pretty nice and interesting.
Taste is quite sweet, really. Toffee underlying it all with distinct fruit coming through early-mid, notes of banana, peach and pear. Some light spice notes late, a touch of nutmeg, clove and green pepper. The rye is an intriguing counterpoint to typical weizen notes, but it's not quite enough, so it sort of tastes like just a dirty weizen. Nice, but not amazing.
Smooth, good body. Just like a German ale should be.
I like the idea, and it's pretty well put together, but it does feel like a bit of a blind-man's-bluff experiment, and they could have leaned a bit heavier on some elements to make it pop out.
04-03-2013 10:14:04 | More by laituegonflable
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
Not overly complex but a decent balance of banana/yeast/wheatness with caramel maltyness. Malt flavor is more honey caramel as opposed to much darker/roasted flavors. Some spicyness in there, not nearly as much as american rye beers though. Different, i guess its not a typical roggenbier in that its wheat based.
05-09-2012 14:59:02 | More by BigCheese
2.93/5 rDev -18.2%
500ml bottle MHB: 25.02.12.
It pours, like some of the others form this brewery, very poorly. It is not a fine-looking beer. It has big soda-like bubbles and an overly soapy looking off-white head. There are also random flaoties, not yeast, but something else.
The smell is pure yeast. It basically smells like clove covered bananas.
The flavor is intensely banana-y. That is pretty much all it tastes like, biting into a banana. There is a hint of clove. It also has a noticeable sweetness.
This brewery is for sure hit or miss, this one seems ot be more of a miss.
05-11-2011 17:15:06 | More by crossovert
4.4/5 rDev +22.9%
This brew is another in my mixed six-pack. I've had a Roggen beer before, last winter from Paulaner, and it was quite delicious.
Opens with a loud hiss, once poured, a dark, almost Dunkles Hefe tone of brown, light golden amber highlights, the real highlight, however, is the spetacular head of foam on top. This beer is really gorgeous to behold, the thick full head is magnificent.
Smells amazing. Dunkleweizen^2. Banana, caramel, clove, pepper, but an underlying sweet/spiciness that recalls fresh rye bread. I find the smell very reminescent of gingerbread, or Spekulatius cookies. Ginger, biscuit, pepper, brown sugar, malt, all combine in addition to the already dunkel-hefe aroma of yeast, banana, orange, malt, bread, and a musty grain character that adds yet another element to the aroma. Intense, wild, different, I'm digging it.As the beer warms, the rye is ultilzed at new points, accenting an intense banana-rye-cocoa aroma, that makes for a new spin on a Dunkle Weizen. Fantastic.
After my first sip, my question is why is this such a rare style? Rye, bread, banana, an interesting bitter chocolate note, pepper,biscuit, ginger, more cocoa, and then the Weizen character--banana, cream-of wheat-yeasty sourness all meld to create a highly interesting and very delicious flavor.
From start to finish, this beer looks, smells and tastes different than any other style typical here in Germany. After my 3 week East coast beer tour when I was home in July, its hard to find anything that really stands out, but this really does. The interesting blend of cocoa-rustic rye spiciness with Weizen beer is really good and a great concoction. Highly enjoyed this brew, and the hard to find factor I will add as a plus, so everytime I come across one, it makes a special occasion.
However, when I was state side, I managed to have a fresh glass of the Bruery's Rugbrod on tap at the Ginger Man in NYc, and I remember a slightly more spiced character, but this is every bit as good, and unlike Rugbrod, not so strong, so a glass doesnt overwhelm you tastes. I would award 5 on smell and taste, but I havent tried all Rye beers in the world to try, so maybe a edit in the future, but for now, a strong contender for the best! Cheers, heres to a good discovery.
09-19-2010 19:12:53 | More by czfreeman
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
Here goes my virginity, when it comes to Roggenbier. I've been looking for so long to get my hands on a decent one. I hope this is worth the wait...
A: Pour is murky copper with an amazing, large tan creamy head that slowly sinks into fantastic lacings and a great crater.
S: Smell is like nothing I've smelled before. There's vanilla and a dark dried fruit-tone; plums and figs. Very sweet maltyness. A sour yeastyness. My minds wonders to Belgium...
T: Taste has a little Hefeweizen-tone, with only faint ripe bananas. Then there's that sweet maltyness from the smell once more. Lots of spices and yeast. Kind of sour, still.
M: Long aftertaste with first some sweetness, but in the end a dry bitterness - nice. Body is creamy medium to full and carbonation is moderate.
D: If all Roggens are like this... This was a great beer, in my mouth at least.
08-12-2010 18:46:29 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.58/5 rDev 0%
The beer pours a very beautiful cloudy amber with big creamy head.
Smell is vanilla, cream soda, spice and something sour has to be the rye...
The taste is nuch the same but mainly vanilla and sourness.
The mouthfeel is very full and creamy and i could drink this again
08-01-2010 18:58:20 | More by DerBayer
3.4/5 rDev -5%
A: The head is totally out of control. When it hit the glass, nothing BUT head. Amber brown in color and cloudy, although there appears to be very minimal carbonation flowing upwards.
S: Sweet, doughy yeast, like a hearty pastry. But something about it is sharp, maybe the rye?
T: Interesting. Hefeweizen esque, however the rye flavor modifies it in a cool way. Minerally aftertaste, and just a bit too sweet.
M: Medium body, very sparkly finish.
O: Decent beer. Different and interesting, though I wouldn't jump at it.
07-24-2010 22:47:10 | More by sfprint
Störtebeker Roggen-Weizen from Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.