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Nordic Rye Ale - Beer Here

Nordic Rye AleNordic Rye Ale

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.33%

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Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 07-08-2011)
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Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02


4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of dark malts with large amounts of breadiness, milk chocolate, and spicy rye. Also present are mild amounts of herbal hops and very slight hints of white grapes.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly sweet dark malts up front with slight amounts of roast and milk chocolate. Joining in shortly thereafter are spicy rye, light smoke, and heavy bread flavors. Near the end the flavor profile sweetens with hints of white grapes and raisins, fading out into a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall I thought this beer was very good, a whole lot of things going on and they all played off of each other very well. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:57:44 | More by glid02
More User Reviews:
Photo of Chico1985


3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Roggenbier is a new style for me, though the label calls it a 'Scandinavian Farmhouse Ale'.

Appearance - Dark amber/brownish color with some floaties/haze. Thick off-white head retains well as a full cap, not much lace left.

Smell - A mix of toasty and sweet malts. Dark rye bread, caramel, molasses, some fruity Belgian yeasts, nutty malts, slight chocolate, even vanilla somehow. Doppelbock-ish with some Belgian-y hints. Pretty nice but strength fades with time.

Taste - A little less complex than the scent but seems more put together. Caramel, dusty chocolate, lots of dark bread, molasses, some dark fruit. Not particularly getting rye or Belgian/farmhouse elements. Mostly a malt bomb with just tiny bits of floral+herbal hops. A bit on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel - Great smooth and malty feel with ample carbonation. Somewhat hefty but pretty well-hidden alcohol.

Overall - The rye malt is kind of lost on me, but judging this as a German malt bomb/bock-type beer this is pretty great. Some unique touches, solid and enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:22:31 | More by Chico1985
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention with some light lacing. Aroma of light spicy rye notes with some light hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by light spicy rye notes with medium hoppy finish with light residua sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but not really memorable.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:27:28 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

01-29-2014 00:33:29 | More by tom10101
Photo of megahurts4


4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer Here Nordic rye ale

Appearance: cloudy caramel, medium-large head, and some nice lacing.

Smell: rich malts, toffee, and light hops.

Taste: nice rounded pleasant hops, chocolate, and a rye backbone.

Mouthfeel: medium, smooth, and very pleasant.

This brew is really great. It can be easily drank and has a great mouthfeel. The aroma is very nice as well. It actually feels pure and clean while going down. I associate it with the charcoal cleaned Jack Daniel's mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 07:08:24 | More by megahurts4
Photo of 2GOOFY


4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-17-2013 21:48:36 | More by 2GOOFY
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows bready and nutty malt along with sweet melanoidin notes and a spicy, bready rye hit.
Big malt notes as flavours but there's a weird minty note throughout too.
Carbonation is pretty damn aggressive.
Interesting stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 09:01:39 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of polishkaz


4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-15-2013 03:07:03 | More by polishkaz
Photo of Bubbles


4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2013 08:38:47 | More by Bubbles
Photo of Rwalford74


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-23-2013 09:23:08 | More by Rwalford74
Photo of hoppymcgee


4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-18-2013 01:38:08 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of laituegonflable


4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a gorgeous, rich pinot noir colour, clear and red throughout. Slight pink tinge to the head which is lovely and thick, nice and tightly packed together. Awesome retention. Just looks magnificent.

Smells lovely as well. Quite dark, with a slight roasty edge, mildly vinous but very rich. Lovely rye spice coming through strongly, giving earthy, peppery notes and a slight acidity on the back. Sultry and inviting, for sure.

Taste is dark, and quite brooding. Spicy rye notes combine with mild roast to give a piquant espresso character midway. Big grain bomb, then the yeast takes hold towards the back, twisting towards a slight earthy funk and a touch of acidity. Mild resinous note as well and a touch of booze towards the back. The two halves are distinct, but blend well and complement each other beautifully. Great balance, and great contrast as well. This is a wonderful, exciting beer.

Smooth texture. Booze is not noticeable on the mouthfeel at all, or if it is it's just to warm the cockles. Gorgeous.

I enjoyed this brew on a midsummer evening, but the weather was on the cooler side. Even still I can see this being enjoyed year-round. It's got the spice and warmth of a winter beer but the fresher saisony notes as well. Absolute cracker.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 05:55:04 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2012 21:46:02 | More by sneaks2210
Photo of Florya


4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-25-2012 16:57:15 | More by Florya
Photo of ironfistmargate


4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-11-2012 16:10:57 | More by ironfistmargate
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks for getting me this and thus completes all the styles reviewed.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle.

Appearance: Very murky brown body. Cascading effect the color of burnt caramel that segues into a light ecru head with average retention but some milky lacing.

Smell: Rye bread, some pepper, light spicing. Not bad.

Taste: Rye, tinge sweet, burnt sugar, cloves, various spices. Bit barleywine-ish with some smoke and a spicy bite.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is lively and the body is solid.

Overall: Very drinkable and not as different as i thought it would have been. Glad to complete the round of styles!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 01:17:48 | More by papat444
Photo of wagenvolks


4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-25-2012 03:13:20 | More by wagenvolks
Photo of danieelol


3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fascinating black-brown-red with very white head and lacing.

At first this smells massively like BA George! So much chocolate, recedes to lactic, celery and rye. Some booze. Very faint bandaids.

Taste is lots of rye and peppercorn/juniper. Roast. Almost a cloved-orange note.

Mouthfeel is quite thick and highly carbed.

Interesting and rewarding traditional ale. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 16:16:53 | More by danieelol
Photo of bbeane


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Starts with a big two finger thick off white head that slowly disappears leaving behind lots of sticky lacing. Beer is black in color, turning ruby when held up to the light

S- Not overly pungent... Mostly a bitter rye aroma with a healthy amount of alcohol

T- A smooth rye flavor with very light notes of malts and spices. Little if any alcohol notes despite the hints the nose leads on

M- Very smooth. Medium bodied with light carbonation

O- A very smooth, easy to drink beer. Personally, I prefer a Roggenbier with a bit more hop character, but this was quite enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 00:49:21 | More by bbeane
Photo of beergoot


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lost about a third of the bottle from spewing when I uncapped the bottle, but got a solid pint of a cloudy, brown beer with a chunky tan head.

Rich, roasted malt smell. Medium roast coffee and a bit of smokiness and some faint spiciness.

Malt-forward with touches of bitter chocolate accentuated with a nice hop bitterness. A light sourness not unlike Guinness stout. All flavor components blend well together.

Medium-bodied, smooth and clean .

A very delightful rye beer. Very nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 22:11:11 | More by beergoot
Photo of hardy008


4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with a two finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has rye, spices, bread, yeast, and caramel.

The taste is much like the aroma with rye, spices, bread, yeast, some dark roasted malt and caramel. Somewhat sweet, with some bitterness from the dark roasted malt for balance.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and smooth. Not sure if this is a Roggenbier. The label says Farmhouse Ale. Pretty good either way.

Edited after I tried this again on 5/12. The first bottle didn't seem right.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 03:35:29 | More by hardy008
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped this open to soak my wounds after a fantastic UK team beat my Jayhawks for the Title. Oh well...

Scandinavian Farmhouse or Roggenbier? Difference? Not sure. But this beer looks black in the glass. Very white, dense, foamy head. Looks like a Guinness almost.

Rich aroma albeit not all that complex. Some roasted malt and raisin. Dark bread. Hints of soft chocolate.

The taste picks up a bit. The raisin is first, but quick. Followed by a tannin coffee thing that is also quick. Some spice and roast carry the middle and the bready, rye finish is soothing.

A nice beer. Glad I chose it for my remedy.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 06:24:22 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of seeswo


3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-03-2012 01:55:49 | More by seeswo
Photo of Urbancaver


4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a nice surprise !! Pours a murky brown. Fairly clear and light. Lots of tan foamy head. Smells spicy. Tons going on. Tastes sweet and yet... Not too sweet. Lots of rye spice on the finish. Very complex. A nice relatively medium body. Overall a very nice beer

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 02:14:51 | More by Urbancaver
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light to medium brown in color with a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin layer over the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Very good retention qualities for the head. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Lots of pleasant rye spice notes with some earthiness. Not the strongest aroma for a beer but what is there is very pleasant.

T: Great flavors in this beer, follows the notes from the smell with the primary component being the rye spiciness. There is some bready malts and quite a bit of yeast flavor as well. I like the complexity in the flavors of this beer.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Chewy.

O: A very tough style to find here in the US and I'm glad that I was able to find an try it (and it seems like this is a pretty good example of the style). There is no presence of alcohol which makes this one very easy to drink. Would gladly have another.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 14:35:18 | More by dbrauneis
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