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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
80
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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.33%


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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012)
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Kendo

New York

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Body is hazy brown with a small greyish head on top. Some lace on the glass.

S: Mild brown bread, earthy hops and rye spice.

T: Brown bread, a touch of smoke and modest rye spiciness. A bit mediciney and phenolic with some cardboard as well. Finishes with some tannic bitterness.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, modest carbonation. Feels a bit watery.

O: I don't know much about this style, but this version doesn't impress.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:42:11 | More by Kendo
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had one other Chatoe Rogue beer, and liked it, and I respect that Rogue grows their own ingredients for these beers, so I gave it a shot. I didn't even know what a Roggenbier was.

Lucky me, because this is a tasty brew. It is surprisingly light-drinking for such a flavorful beer, hoppy without overwhelming bitterness, with a moderate rye spiciness, and a sweet aroma that has a hint of bubblegum. But in a good way.

In the old days, we could rate a beer for "drinkability". This would be one of my top 5 beers from 2013 in "drinkability". If I could get this in 6-packs, it would be in my regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 03:45:54 | More by DaveAnderson
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jrsone

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a begin snifter.
Color like a porter, lacing on the glass but not much head retention.
The smell is fantastic: bubblegum and fruit from the yeast, smooth smokiness and slight roastiness. Really reminds me of a weizenbock in a lot of ways with smokiness replacing the dark caramel plum flavors. I like that. Also getting the earthy spice of rye in there.
Get more rye in the taste. The other aromas aren't as intense in the flavor. But as this is a roggenbier, I'm glad the rye comes through a little more. Oiliness. Would have liked a little more creaminess in the mouth feel but not much to complain about.
Put this up against your favorite weizenbock and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 03:04:46 | More by jrsone
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 24/11/13

A cola with a deep maroon glow when held to the light, two fingers of tight mocha foam slowly falls to a pinkies width and sit there leaving 7 distinct rings and there's still a little foam at the bottom of my glass, looks awesome

S quite earthy, mellow smoke, coco, herbal notes, rye bread, I want to say turnip, a little citric hops shining through , and I pick up some banana bread, something different and I rather like the nose

T some fruit I can't place, dark rye bread but not much of the spicy kick I normally get from rye but there's some in there, still has some mellow smoke and coco, the earthy notes are still there but I have to give the nose the edge

M silky at first and a little foamy after a second, mild bitterness and a strange spicy earthy finish

O something different, a weird mix of rye, hops, yeast and smoke, not a bad beer for this chilly evening

I think this is my first Roggenbier and I rather liked it, just Sahti and Happoshu to go and I've tried every style listed on BA

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 01:19:17 | More by wordemupg
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650ml bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Sam and Rich in Sydney.

Pours a very deep, but also relatively clear brown colour, with a truly excellent head of beige. The head stays solid right to the bottom, and is formed of a pleasant creaminess. Body is quite light, and the carbonation is furtive. It looks decent enough, especially the clarity, the head and the colour.

Nose is pleasant: solid toasty malts with a firm richness behind them, spiked with the unusually spicy and lightly tart character of rye. There's also some sweet, slightly fruity hop notes that come through, giving a slight overtone of tropical fruits to the aroma. Yes. Certainly pleasant.

Taste is smooth and full-bodied throughout, but a little light on flavour. This helps it retain a certain pleasant drinkability, and the hop character is also similarly muted, meaning the balance stays about right. Some slight spicy characters towards the back, and even a hint of smoke. It's quite good.

Feel is great: very smooth and rich throughout, despite the relatively low ABV.

Overall, I very much enjoyed this beer. It had a lot going for it, and managed to package it into a very neat and coherent brew. Another sign of the solidity of Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:38:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aromas of rye, toasted bread crust, and ever so faintest touch of sweet caramel. Hops and weizen yeast rather nonexistent. Appears dark brown with garnet highlights. Decent enough head with foam lacing that sticks around. Tastes wonderful with full rye malt character. Touch of smoke and crystal give it great complexity. Sweet upfront but finishes dry. About medium to medium-full mouthfeel. Overall, a wonderful treat. Great change of pace from your usual IPA or stout.

Poured from a 22-oz bottle into large tulip glass. Leftover from NHC 2013 grand banquet. Drinking with charcoal smoked ribs tonite. Should pair exquisitely.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:25:40 | More by jwhancher
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown hazy root beer hue with about four fingers of tan head. Aroma does evoke weizen yeast spice and dark sweet malts with a whiff of smoke and fruit. The beer starts with some caramel and biscuit malts and a vanilla bourbon-like rounded sweetness that is really quite nice. The smoke is subdued in my view; do not be deterred by this. The weizen yeast flavors are also subtle, at least to my palate. I don't get much banana but there is some plum on the finish. Peppery spice makes an appearance but once more is mellow. The malts add coffee flavors and the rye adds a grainy spicy bite but overall the beer is smooth and balanced. Think brown porter with weizen yeast rather than a dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 02:22:04 | More by CalgaryFMC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown amber with a one finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with slightly sour, spicy rye and light grassy hops. Flavor is a very well melded caramel and biscuit malt, rye and slight nuttiness that is somewhat subdued, but so nicely integrated that it is quite satisfying. An unexpectedly nice medium creamy body with excellent mouth feel. A nice, understated roggenbier that seems a bit bland at first, but won me over with a very satisfying balance and flavor. A nice roggenbier that I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 19:10:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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Libationguy

Nevada

3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown color. 2-finger tan head with very fine texture in the carbonation with a medium+ retention.

Rye bread, banana, vanilla icing, milk chocolate and a hint of bubblegum.

Strong rye flavor on the palate, banana oli, cold coffee and a little bit of charcoal.

Medium bodied with a little bit of an acidic mouthfeel. Medium length.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 05:53:56 | More by Libationguy
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ox beer was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off white brownish head. It is an amber brown color with some clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy, chocolate, smokey, bready, and caramel malts. A little sour mash aroma in there too.

Taste: Everything blended above nicely. The spiciness and Smokey notes went well with the chocolate, caramel, and bready qualities.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, tingly, light bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This is the first rogenbier I have had before, so it makes things tough to compare with others. Still an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 23:14:41 | More by Flounder57
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent crimson/brown with 3 fingers tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Faint brown bread & woody hops

T: Brown bread, a touch of smokeyness, a bit apricot, tea-like tannins up front. Faint smokeyness, a touch of rye pepperiness, some faint cardboard notes dragging the overall flavor profile down, plus woody hops & dryness. Finishes smokey, with apricot, a bit of plum & dryness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation

Alright for the style, wouldn't buy it again. Most of the "special" releases from Rogue are underwhelming me. Drinks easy but doesn't really entice you to want more

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 03:15:29 | More by russpowell
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So what I got here is my first Roggenbier ever, ok, I will make this my best attempt. First time for everything right?

Into a mug:

A: brown colored body with a lighter hazier looking reddishness around the edges, two finger white foamy head that dies and leaves some foamy clingy lacing in its wake

S: spicy rye, smokey, malty, fruity yeasty sort of hops, intricate in a way but different than other beers I've had in my life

T: spicy yeasty flavoring dominates but lets in the rye and the fruit combined and coming through in a smokey way, smoky yeasty aftertaste, slightly dry yet fruity and some light rye in the finish (that's some finish - wow, there)

M: medium, sessionable - maybe, carbonation seems good for the style and well for me, since this is my first roggenbier I would still say its good for me

O: though this is my first roggenbier, I would say this is probably something I need to get used to just like any other new style to me, sometimes it takes a bit for me to warm up to, perhaps some others of this style, but for the most part, I think I would have this again and am thinking it just might be better around Autumn

Anyone reading this please take my numbers with a grain of salt since this is my first of this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:47:41 | More by BeerKangaroo
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep red color with a fingers worth of head that leaves some sticky lacing

S: Very complex. Mostly malty with some spicy rye and light smoke. Some fruity yeast in the background, along with a light hoppiness

T: Starts off with the weizen yeast and rye, which impart fruity and spicy notes. Goes into a good amount of smokiness that lingers into the finish. Finishes with the smoke and more rye spiciness

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very soft due to the weizen yeast

O: My first of the style, this is a very solid brew. I really like how the spiciness of the rye, the smoke, and weizen yeast all work together to provide a nicely complex and enjoyable beer. Comparable to Schlenkerla Weizen with a heavy rye presence. I can see how the smokiness might be a bit polarizing if smoked beers aren't your thing. If you're a fan of smoked beers, then I'd recommend this

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 21:37:02 | More by BEERMILER12
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a small white head.
Nose shows bready, grainy malt and some soft caramel. Not much going on.
Some sweet malt and a grainy character as flavours with little else to make things interesting.
Could use a lighter body.
Pretty boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:40:25 | More by CrazyDavros
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle
Served in a mug

A - It has the appearance of iced tea except for the four inches of beige head on top.

S - I get some light rye notes and some bread.

T - I taste some rye, but it is more subdued that I expected. I get some caramel malt.

M - Medium

O - I expected a ton of rye flavor. I thought is was sort of bland. It's cheap enough, but I do not foresee purchasing any more of it.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 22:54:15 | More by buschbeer
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - clear but very dark cedar, tower or tan head in tulip glass retained endlessly
S - big hints of fruity & spicy yeast esters, rye spiciness is there but less pronounced that I was anticipating, pleasant crisp leafy hoops
T - fairly significant kick of rye grain spiciness is matched by yeasty esters, crisp leafy green hop support, with rye continuing through the finish
M - fairly crisp with a nice spicy tingle throughout, finishes with a touch of clean hop dryness that cleans the spiciness away
O - definitely a tasty brew and a style which I don't recall having tried, although I was surprised on the amount of yeasty esters it did seem to work well to compliment the spicy grain, not a mind blower but another solid offering from Rogue

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 03:07:36 | More by joemcgrath27
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy dark amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall light tan head that reduces to a couple of medium patches of thin film, a very thin film covering about 75% of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light notes of rye spiciness with some stronger aromas of herbal hops and an earthy yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of spicy rye with some earthy yeast. There is a lighter amount of herbal hops that contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy with some dryness in the finish.

O: Probably one of the more drinkable beers in the style - not that I have had the opportunity to have many of these. I think this beer is easy to drink and one I could enjoy several of during a session. Definitely worth grabbing (and I am not always the biggest fan of Rogue's offerings).

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:00:20 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark hazy brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass.
S: Light aromas of rye malts are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and earthy hops. .
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light amount of bitterness along with some hints of spices from the rye, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer was really drinkable compared to the other beers I've had in this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 23:56:37 | More by metter98
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Curious to see how my first Roggenbier goes.

A big four finger light tan head is made, with lots of soapy retention and swiss cheese like bubbles. Head stays for quite some time. Body is a very dark reddish brown with some clear character, but very dark to see through. Light clumpy lacing and soapy retention. Pretty solid.

Interesting nose. A mild sense of chocolate, some dry spicy character with a hint of smoke slightly. A little muted though but interesting.

Palate hits with an interesting mix and balance. First sip is a bit of dry husky grain and spiced rye, almost rauchbier like smokey finish. Sweet hints of mellow chocolate and caramel mix in the back. Finish is quite dry and spicy but also with a nice smoke like character. Mouthfeel is a hint of wet but there is a malt depth to this slightly.

Overall i am not sure if other Roggenbiers are like this, but I like the diversity and balance in this beer regardless and the smokey touch is a real treat to me also. I could have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:18:44 | More by smakawhat
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Halcyondays

California

3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a dark red with a medium off-white to light tan head, beige really with quite good retention and some good lace.

S: Spicy bread, malt, but nothing too striking.

T: Dark rye or pumpernickel bread. A turbid character with a hint of vegetal, but really gets carried over by the spice.

M: Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, flabby but has a good finish.

O: Roggenbier is a super rare style, so I had to pick a bomber of this up. Finishes a lot better than it starts. Go for it for a unique experience, though it still has that Rogue house character.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 04:00:16 | More by Halcyondays
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle date, but a late 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big spicy rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, smoke, light roast, pepper, clove, light citrus, floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice, pleasant, and unique aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with moderate hops; with solid strength. Taste of spicy rye, toast, brown bread, caramel, smoke, light roast, light clove, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with good malt complexity and robustness; nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Roggenbier! Nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. Never had this style before, but this was very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 07:41:14 | More by superspak
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lsummers

California

3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had no idea what to expect with this one. Pours a hazy dark amber with a one finger thick sharp head that leaves a touch of lacing.

Smells of a wheat and a touch of pepper notes. Almost earthy and slightly funky. Not overly in your face with any note.

Taste is very well balanced with some slight peppery toffee and a little funk from what I'm guessing is the rye. The whole wheat bread note comes through with some subdued citrus.

Mouthfeel is fairly sharp and delicate. Makes this one highly drinkable.

Overall, It's a fantastic rye beer and one that isn't overly hoppy or noticeably "rye" on the palatte. The subtle flavors come through but aren't in your face, you might even have to think about what's being presented to you. It's definitely one to try on it's own or with food. If paired, I might say some pizza, chicken, or even some non spicy chinese food.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 00:12:42 | More by lsummers
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chatoe Rogue's Roguenbier Rye Ale @ 5.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8

A-pour is a hazy dark brown with a medium size off white head leaving some spotty lacing along the stein

S-hoppy rye? , bit bitter on the nose , lots of grapefruit

T-a complex spicy/bitterness , non pleasant aftertaste , similiar to a CDA/Black Ale

MF-too much carbonation , medium body , very dry on the palate

Ov-I had been impressed with the 'First Growth' series so far , this beer is not as impressive as the 'Black Lager' I've tried from Chatoe Rogue ,
but I've had a Roggenbier now

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 20:35:39 | More by LampertLand
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ocelot2500

Arizona

2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, deep copper color with a fizzy, tan head that leaves a decent sheet of lacing.

Smells of some smoke and a little rye.

Tastes of some slight smoke with the rye coming in after. First wave to hit is the smoke which is on the light side. A bit of rye spiciness comes through and then it just fades into a bland middle that has a little bitterness to it. There is a touch of a belgian yeast character with banana and clove that comes through as well, but doesn't really help anything.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, I am perplexed. This just feels like a complete miss to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 02:47:40 | More by ocelot2500
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 03-12-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Dimpled Mug
Purchased: Received in a trade

One of the last styles I haven't tried...happy to give this a go!

Pours with a large tan head on the clear, dark brown beer. Very nice levels of lace and head retention.

Aromas are very unique - spicy with a distinct root/vegetable quality to it. Other smells have an earthy hop character. I've had other beers with rye in it, but this one seems very strong in that regard.

The taste is crisp and bitter up front. Not bitter in a hops sense, but from a strong rye grain presence I gather. The sour and vegetable qualities of the rye seem to overpower the other malts.

The mouthfeel is clean and highly carbonated. The beer finishes with sourness and an astringency, I'm assuming from the rye grains.

Overall it's hard to say of this is a good example of a roggenbier as it's a rare style and the only one I've tasted. It was certainly interesting but I can't say the flavor much agreed with me. This could perhaps be something I grew to like more over time if I had more examples readily available.

Thanks to buschbeer for the try!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 01:16:34 | More by sommersb
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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
80 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.