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Track1 - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 76
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.58% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mralphabet on 04-23-2009

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 76
Reviews by DarthMalt:
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3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"I'm thinking globally while I drink this."

Looks good. Bleeding edge of filtration I suspect, which is totally the way to go. Gorgeous amber color, pour and head. Great lacing too! Musty aromas and smokey grains come in strong with this one. This aint no fru-fru Grand Cru micro. This is a micro! Reminds me of an Otter Creek organic or Abita.

[The legendary Norfolk & Western 611 on the label is a huge buzz amp!]

Toot! Toot!
Choo! Choo!
Chug! Chug!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice, dark amber. Nose offers very smooth malts. Taste is a smooth malt offering with hints of yeast. Very crisp on the palate, very carbonated. Overall not bad, especially at $4 for the 22oz at Whole Foods.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The Railhouse Brewery Track #1 Lager is not very good. The appearance is nice clear amber with thin off-white head that is not lacing. The scent very weak malt and a bitter hop. The taste is primarily a bitter taste from start to finish. The mouthfeel is light and decent carbonation. Overall it is not a decent beer and I would not session this....would rather do a coors lite.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tanner1980
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Inyoureyes85
1.77/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

strange up front taste and very bland aftertaste

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3.97/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of hophugger
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of CpnYates
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the fact that Roanoke is pumping out some quality brew. That said, I can't just go "homer" and give this beer a above average rating because of where it comes from.

Lets face it, this is a VERY average brown ale. Clearly intended not to offend. Milder than Newcastle. I have had it on three occasions from three different establishments and each time came away with the opinion of... well nothing special here.

Not that I was hoping for some over the top IBU bomber or malt monster... but was a little let down. maybe their future offerings though. I'm probably not their ideal customer though.

This would however make for a great session beer, and that may be just what springs their company in this area of relative lack of love or support for any thing other than BMC and mass consumption.

Best wishes to the new brewery.

Beer Review:

A= nutty brown, a little darker than Newcastle but much less so than say a Sam Smith, pretty clear.

S= sweet malt, grains, small hops

T= mild, almost tea like taste, with little hop bite or linger aftertaste, the next sip comes quickly and easily.

M&D= The beer shines here. A great beer to have more than a few with. A beer that could allow the consumer to have a few and not place him/ her into an alchol funk for the evening. A true "pub" brew.

Overall pretty good job.

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Photo of wedge
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean copper color with a thin head that clings to the surface as a spotty cap. Rich, clean aroma...pear, nuts, chocolaty bread. Sweet, nutty, toasted bready malt flavors. A bit too bitter, which distracts from the maltiness. Earthy grain, caramel, and tea. Missing the overall finesse and cohesiveness of a well made German-style lager. Not terrible though...

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From bomber to nonic pint glass on 2/26/11
*From notes

A: Rich amber brilliance. 2+ finger head and pretty lacing that doesn't stick.

S: Almond and peanuts. Slightly metallic on the nose too, with hints of vanilla and alcohol.

T: Immediate earthy copper. Traces of mild smoke on the mid-palate, with a toasty and quite malty finish.

M: Fairly oily and slick. It's got reasonable weight, and the carbonation is well integrated.

O: This is simply a beer. It's not special or extreme, just something to quench your thirst, or sip on when you just want a brew. Don't go out of your way for it, but if you're in Roanoke, make a point to try it, as all the locals (at least the ones I know) are extremely proud to have their name on it.

On a side note, I've also had this on tap. I can honestly say that Track 1 is slightly heartier and richer from the keg.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was shocked to see something I didn't even know existed in bombers at Harris Teeter today, from an unknown brewery to boot. Looks interesting enough.

Pours a dark copper with a thin cream colored head that has little staying power. Pure clarity, little carbonation visible. Nose is pure chocolate malt with caramel and nut tones. Decent.

Sweet malt with minimal balance, a pleasant nutty finish with a touch of vanilla or toffee or something frisky, and a mellow aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Just a tasty beer, really. Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, but heavily sessionable and effortless.

Interesting first offering from these Virginia brewers. Worth checking out if you are looking for something quaffable.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tall pint glass. Pours a nice red color with a little white head, but dissipates very quickly. Smells of darkly roasted caramelized malt, not much else. Has a very bland taste, a little dark malt, but watery. Light bodied beer has a nice finish, but is a little fizzy. Overall a pretty average beer.

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Track1 from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.