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Track1 - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 24.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mralphabet on 04-23-2009)
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

12-17-2012 03:03:33 | More by mrterdferguson
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 18:25:32 | More by williamjbauer
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

07-19-2011 01:12:45 | More by tdm168
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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.

11-15-2011 00:16:11 | More by WoodBrew
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-31-2012 01:22:46 | More by tanner1980
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3.97/5  rDev +24.5%

08-29-2014 18:45:14 | More by Cckeynes
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

03-31-2014 05:54:23 | More by VeganUndead
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3.3/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

04-23-2009 18:40:19 | More by CpnYates
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

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...

05-12-2011 03:34:52 | More by wedge
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-26-2013 00:56:54 | More by syndelee
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-11-2014 04:34:15 | More by BlueMoon10
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4/5  rDev +25.4%

03-21-2012 20:30:32 | More by Tumble
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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-11-2012 01:32:47 | More by Wmbolling
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6%

04-14-2014 01:29:06 | More by TheRougeBastard
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District of Columbia

3.13/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

03-02-2011 20:50:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +21.6%

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.

04-09-2011 02:24:43 | More by daliandragon
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3/5  rDev -6%

12-11-2013 22:20:01 | More by Drknight
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-23-2012 20:59:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.28/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

06-18-2012 22:42:43 | More by cyclonece09
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2.28/5  rDev -28.5%

Decent appearance - a little paler than I would have expected but ok looking in the glass. Decent head.

The smell was bad - skunky bad - serious problem with this one.

Taste was right there with the smell but since the smell was so bad I was prepared.

Bottom line on this one was - UNDRINKABLE.

Bad news here folks.

04-24-2012 19:41:29 | More by HoppyDave01
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -6%

11-01-2013 22:52:49 | More by zbodnar1
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3.83/5  rDev +20.1%

A: Really nice looking reddish brown, towering three finger off white head. Nice sheet of lacing to the bottom of the glass.

S: Almost a nutty aroma, maybe almonds. Sweet malts come through, vanilla and caramel.

T: Rich caramel and vanilla carry through to the taste, some toasty bread. Finishes with earthy, almost metallic hops.

M: Nice oily, mid bodied beer.

O: Nice simple beer, very cleanly executed and balanced.

01-22-2012 15:10:36 | More by chilly460
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4.43/5  rDev +38.9%

Type is English Brown Ale not American Brown Ale... Request has been made to BeerAdvocate to change type

Just got back from Annie Moore's Pub in Roanoke VA... Tried the new Brew from Roanoke's newest Micro Brew... (only a few in town)... This is my first time adding a beer to The Advocate so if anyone has any other info please add it...

Had one pint from tap...

A: Brownish red... very Newcastle colored... very little head and lacing

S: Malt, nuts and a smokeyness

T: Taste like it smells.... A little like Newcastle but not as bitter.... There is a nice sweetness that makes you want more... Very clean with no aftertaste

M: Med to light in body... very refreshing

D: Very drinkable.... went down very easy... Roanoke needs to support this brew..

To add I had a Belhaven Scottish Ale after the Track 1 and wish I had had another Track 1.... My buddy started with Miller Lite (he likes lighter beer) had one sip of my Track 1 and had 2.... Track 1 is the only Beer they have at this time... but I'm looking forward to more... Support Local Brews

04-23-2009 03:52:50 | More by mralphabet
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3.88/5  rDev +21.6%

Nice session beer. Poured into an Aventinus Weizen glass, a clear copper color with ruby highlights. medium bubbly antique white head with less than average lacing and head retention. Mild but pleasant malty aroma.

Surprisingly strong taste. Malty AND smoky taste. I was surprised at the strength of the smokiness. Very tasty brew. I had it with dinner...crab legs and bread. Would have been even better with cheese snacks. The smokiness is a definite asset. Some mild hops bitterness in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is fine for a lager....light but not watery. This is a nice light brew with a strong flavor. If you would like to try a smoky beer, this is a very approachable one.

10-22-2011 00:04:14 | More by JayQue
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-08-2012 22:40:09 | More by nmann08
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Track1 from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
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