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Track1 - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 24.68%
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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tanner1980


3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

08-31-2012 01:22:46 | More by tanner1980
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OldManVA

Virginia

1.4/5  rDev -55.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 16:16:22 | More by OldManVA
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 22:42:43 | More by cyclonece09
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Brewfocker


3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-18-2012 03:11:28 | More by Brewfocker
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HoppyDave01

Virginia

2.28/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 19:41:29 | More by HoppyDave01
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

04-23-2012 20:59:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

04-16-2012 21:52:59 | More by lccrunchy
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Wmbolling

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

04-11-2012 01:32:47 | More by Wmbolling
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mdfb79

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

03-23-2012 18:41:51 | More by mdfb79
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +26.6%

03-21-2012 20:30:32 | More by Tumble
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engagechad

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:50:06 | More by engagechad
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chilly460

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 15:10:36 | More by chilly460
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

01-08-2012 22:40:09 | More by nmann08
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 16:24:43 | More by TechTriumph
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +35.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:36:31 | More by VncentLIFE
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avalon07

South Carolina

2.4/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 14:17:58 | More by avalon07
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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev -5.1%

11-21-2011 18:36:20 | More by stevoj
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -36.7%

11-19-2011 05:48:03 | More by DoctorB2B
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 00:16:11 | More by WoodBrew
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JayQue

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:04:14 | More by JayQue
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confer

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up while passing through the area. I was looking forward to trying the local brew. I didn't know what style of beer they were after, no clue on the bottle so I reviewed it as a beer.
The color is that of a penny with a small tan head.
All malt in the aroma, but it is faint.
The taste is pretty watery but it does have a small roasty malt taste in there.
I wasn't really sure what this was but it does make a bit more sense after I saw it was a dunkel lager. A 12 ounce would have been enough of this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 22:34:03 | More by confer
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:12:45 | More by tdm168
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Meerkey

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick, white head, no bubbles. clear amber/hazelnut.

S: Sweetish malts, nuts, grains, bitter hops.

T: Malts and hops, grains. Just a little bit of sweetness.

M: Disappointing, clean, but boring.

O: Quite drinkable, alright flavor, would be better if the mouthfeel had some oomph.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 15:55:43 | More by Meerkey
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7ate9

Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

just moved to roanoke. have to try the beer.
looks good. nice head.
smell is barely there. and what is there is just kind of beerish. Slightly malty. little hops. just smells like a beer.
taste is again barely there. some malt, tea, slight toasty yeast. annnd the finish is almost gone before you swallow. No flaws, just not exciting.
Texture is nice and with so little aroma and taste this is more of a textural experience. it's nice.
It's cheap and it's local. The hight points. Sadly there's nothing about the drinking experience that makes me want to buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 00:11:27 | More by 7ate9
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wedge

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 03:34:52 | More by wedge
Track1 from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.