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Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye - Rogue Ales

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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-17-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kendo
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a copper brown color with a tiny brown head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a rye bread smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of caramel and a bit of toffee. Along with these aromas were some spice aromas and a bit of a bready smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rye bread flavor mixed with a little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. The sweetness fades as the taste advances with the rye flavors getting even more potent. As the rye grows stronger some hoppy flavors of a grassy and pine nature greet the tongue. The flavors start out weaker and grow stronger toward the end, where they are joined by a light bit of earth and a resurgence of the caramel and toffee, leaving a lightly sweetened and hopped rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the rye flavors of the brew and when mixed with the lighter hop and sweeter flavors make for an easy drinking feel.

Overall – A tasty and easy drinking rye that is a little more on the mild hop side. Quite enjoyable.

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4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
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

Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.