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Track1 - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 23.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of RDUNE
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

RDUNE, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Bierman9
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled today (29DEC12) from a 22oz bottle gifted to me for my BDay last month by Artied2...

Pours a rich, clear amber color, with steady carbo... Head is almost nil, just some fine gatherings of bubbles near the rim. Doesn't leave much lacing to speak of at all. Aroma is a bit toasty with some caramel, perhaps even nutty. Feel on the tongue is quite light and airy, even with a medium body.

Has some light sweetnes, with malty caramel and, again, a hint of nuttiness. Didn't find any bitterness or chocolate, whereas the Railhouse web notes this as a "clean lager with chocolate bitter notes...". There is some floral hopping, along with some fruity action bordering on tartness, which I find odd for a lager, especially a supposed Munich Dunkel. Not what I was expecting.... Prosit!!

2.95/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

1553

Bierman9, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of mrterdferguson
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

mrterdferguson, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -5.7%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of lupercmda
1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

lupercmda, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Shaw
3.98/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A gift from my niece Jane. Thanks!

A lovely deep red/amber with a mice tan head.

Bready aroma with hints of caramel and hops.

Good flavor is rich with malt notes and a hint of hops.

Body is a little light, but nothing is wrong.

Overall a fine lager.

Shaw, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of tanner1980
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of OldManVA
1.4/5  rDev -56%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow! Been a long time since I poured one down the kitchen sink.

Poured into a normal beer tumbler. Decent head. Color was fine and predictable I suppose. I didn't detect anything amiss with the smell really. However, the first taste was a total surprise. SOUR! I'm not talking lemon sour. I'm talking really bad beer sour; like something's wrong with this beer sour.

I discussed this find with a co-worker thinking maybe it was a bad batch or something. He said he tried a Railhouse brew and didn't think much of it either.

I called the company and left a message and also sent an email. Putting myself in their place, I would like to know if there's a potential problem with one of my brews. It's been several days and I have not heard back. I suppose this is what they think a lager is supposed to taste like. And for all I know 100 years ago it is what lager tasted like.

Don't waste your $$$ on this one.

The worse part was that I found it in the grocery store along with some other local favorites of mine. I hate to think that a potential craft beer convert would try this beer and think this is what craft beer is all about. It would definitely be a turn-off.

OldManVA, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

cyclonece09, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Brewfocker
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Brewfocker, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of HoppyDave01
2.28/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

HoppyDave01, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of lccrunchy
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

lccrunchy, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Wmbolling
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Wmbolling, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mdfb79, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Tumble, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of engagechad
3.33/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a bomber at kroger.
Tulip.

Pours a very nice ruby amber with a great head.

Smells really malty, no hops

Tastes good, bout how it smells

Mouthfeel is good, smooth and easy

Overall, solid brew not something id buy again really but its a solid brew

engagechad, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of chilly460
3.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

chilly460, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of TechTriumph
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date; Poured in a Roanoke Railhouse pint glass.

A - Less than one inch of off-white creamy head that recedes pretty fast; Dark copper/amber appearance that's very clear; No real lacing to be had

S - Very crisp smell here; Characteristics of sweet caramel, toasty and nutty aromas, burnt toffee, and a bit of syrupy-like fruit as well

T - Crisp lager taste that's similar to the aroma; Sweet caramel, toasty, burnt toffee, smoky, and a good amount of nutty flavors present; The nutty flavor comes after the inital dose of carbonation and lasts through the finish, but not overwhelmingly so

M - Moderate carbonation; A touch below medium bodied; A bit thin in the mouthfeel; Crisp finish with a light balance of sweetness and bitterness

O - This is a tasty and solid brew from Roanoke Railhouse. I have had this numerous times now from both the bottle and on-tap, and have decided that getting it on-tap is slightly better with a more flavorful taste. This flagship beer is definitely sessionable and makes a great pairing with pub fare for sure. I'm sure I'll have this brew again, especially now that it's being distributed in Richmond.

TechTriumph, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.28/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany with a nice looking white head. Carbonation is average.

Smell is sweet, caramelly, and almost banana-y. I was confused for a bit on what I was feeling and smelling, but its definitely banana. It adds a nice layer or fruity complexity.

The taste has that banana quality that I really like. It accents the light body and caramely smoothness. Light body and easy drinking Munich Dunkel.

VncentLIFE, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of avalon07
2.4/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a brownish color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Almost no lacing.

S: There was a very faint aroma of malt and mild hops, but little else.

T: Tasted of malt, a little hops, a weird, off-putting smoky quality, and an aggressively foul graininess. The taste was just too acrid and coarse to be enjoyed.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with an earthy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not a great example of the style. Far too many bad elements to be liked.

avalon07, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -5.7%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of DoctorB2B
2/5  rDev -37.1%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

WoodBrew, Nov 15, 2011
Track1 from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.