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Nordic Rye Ale - Beer Here

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Nordic Rye AleNordic Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
90
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 31
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 07-08-2011)
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Reviews by glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

08-24-2011 01:57:44 | More by glid02
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

First off this is no Belgian-style farmhouse/saison,this a Scandanavian-style farmhouse ryse,the style needs to be updated.Poured into an imperial nonic a deeply hazed russet with a large blooming off white head atop.Aromas of chocolate malt and lighter spicy rye,not really in your face but the rye is there.Somewhat sharp and lactic rye flavors overtop of toasted grain,the hops give off a leafy herbal quality.This isnt a hop bomb infused ry ale,the rye is pronounced and is the main component of the beer,its pretty damn good.

07-24-2011 20:27:06 | More by oberon
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

500ml bottle. My first Roggenbier, and my last BA style to try! Skol!

This beer pours a hazy, dark burnt amber hue, with two fat fingers of creamy, foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some pretty consistent layers of frilly lace around the glass in its strung-out wake.

It smells of dense, toasted bready malt, spicy rye, herbal hops, oily nuts, peppy yeast, and a bit of edgy booze. The taste is gritty caramel malt, sweet, zingy rye grain alcohol, pithy nuts, dry chocolate, treacle, and dusty leafy, earthy, and herbal hops - complex, sure, but not overly so.

The carbonation is average, bordering on being a wee bit zippy, the body a stoic medium weight, a little clammy, but generally smooth. It finishes quite off-dry, the rye and caramel notes still leaning heavily in that direction, a tugging hoppiness and somewhat metallic booziness providing a capable counterpoint.

The label proclaims this a 'modern Scandinavian farmhouse ale', so I'll take this to mean that Norwegian farmhands prefer different kinds of beer than their Belgian counterparts. Anyways, this is pretty much what I expected, given my until-now only academic exposure to Roggenbiers - the rye hardly shy about stealing the show, for better or for worse, adding to an unfiltered and duly interesting beer. Glad I got to finally try one.

09-10-2011 22:53:28 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%

Brown coloured bodied, big soapy head, very lacey. Malty and very yeasty.Corriander, pepper, yeasty,toasty bready, salty, licorice, caramel, oily, rye.It's the style,would like more boldness. Danish Farmhouse, but still only so-so drinkable. Thanks Peeno.

11-20-2011 23:58:18 | More by Sammy
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MrKennedy

Australia

3.93/5  rDev -3%

310ml glass at The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst.

Pours a deep brown-red colour with a nice beige with hints of jaffa head of foam. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell is solid. A good deal of rye. Some fruit, just a touch of strawberry and some dark fruit as well as a bit of booze.

Tastes very malty, plenty of malt and rye. Think dark fancy restaurant bread rye and that is what it tastes like, plus some alcohol warmness. Danieelol, you.mightn't like:-) A little bit of spice.

The spice helps make this drinkable, cutting it up just a touch otherwise the maltiness would smash this up in a bad way.

For what they are doing, this works! Big ABV has some added things, booze obviously, but for a big rye beer, I think they'd be happy with how this turned out.

10-28-2011 07:31:01 | More by MrKennedy
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

06-26-2014 20:55:00 | More by Dduquette
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Gmann

New York

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours a hazy dark amber/ruby color with a huge pillowy tan head that slowly settles leaving chunky lacing on the glass.

The aroma is slightly grainy with some sour and pepper notes from the rye. Some steely metallic aromas as well.

The taste is fruity, mainly raisin but not in an oxidized sort of way. The raisin mixes well with the sour and peppery rye. Some ripe grape and tart cherry. The malt is lightly roasted, subtle chocolate. There is also a spice note from the yeast that I can't quite figure.

The feel is light with airy carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate with enough of a bitter offset for good balance. Good drinkability.

I like the beer but its not very complex. It is well made and balanced. Perhaps display more of the rye or some juniper.

02-05-2012 04:40:42 | More by Gmann
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GRG1313

California

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%

Be aware. This is not your "typical" Farmhouse Ale, despite the label indicating "Modern Scandinavian Farmhouse Ale." This one is "very modern," indeed. This is a huge beer with none of the character, in my opinion, you would expect in a Farmhouse Ale. That being said, huge rye, dark, flavorful brew.

The appearance of this beer is extraordinary. Appears black with an initial thick khaki head. Holding to the light it's a clear cranberry copper - very dark and really lovely with the thick head (that unfortunately fades rather quickly.

Nose is somewhat average/better than average with medium assertive esters, that "fruity, banana, carnuba wax" smell. Hints of sweet plum and hints of roasted grain and coffee.

Mouthfeel is thin but the flavors are so assertive and bold some may not care. In fact, if the mouthfeel was thicker this one might not even be drinkable that's how full and bold are the flavors.

Taste is just plain big! The bottle label says "Modern Scandinavian Farmhouse Ale." Wow. Strangest farmhouse ale I've ever tasted. This is a gigantic bitter rye hop bomb. The bitter character is huge on the front palate, fades in the middle so you get some roasted grain and a hint of sweet, and then bowls you over with a huge pine bitter back palate and finish. Finish tastes like you've chewed rye seeds, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of rye, to say the least.

Initially the pine bitter was so big as to be offensive but I have to admit four tastes in it begins to grow on you. Suffice it to say that if you like gigantic bitter brews, this one is for you. If you like a traditional saison or farmhouse ale, despite the label, ....this ain't it!

07-08-2011 03:32:50 | More by GRG1313
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

09-18-2013 09:01:39 | More by CrazyDavros
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bspisak

California

4.7/5  rDev +16%

Slightly hazy, dark amber w/ a moderate creamy tan head w/ good retention.

Lightly herbal hop aroma supported by bready toasted malt that is very much like pumpernickel bread.

Quite balanced between hops and malt, both of which compete on and off for attention. The hop character is lightly herbal, while the malt starts slightly sweet with a dark caramel character, then takes on a bit of spice with a wonderful bready toast complexity. Finishes semi-dry with a noticeably touch of spice from the rye and a slight touch of roast that lingers on the palate with a hint of chocolate.

Moderately full bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is perhaps a touch above moderate, but without a carbonic bite. Bitterness is firm but not harsh. Very, very, slight roast astringency very late in the finish, but not at all unpleasant.

Overall is wonderfully balanced with a flavor that keeps on giving well into the finish.

10-03-2011 04:19:53 | More by bspisak
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

02-14-2014 03:27:28 | More by Phyl21ca
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-18-2013 01:38:08 | More by hoppymcgee
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2014 01:06:35 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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tfidler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-31-2011 05:10:46 | More by tfidler
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Bubbles

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-12-2013 08:38:47 | More by Bubbles
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-14-2014 19:13:55 | More by DrBier
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metter98

New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

A: The beer is very cloudy brown in color. It poured with a quarter-finger high dense beige head. The beer has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of spicy malts in the nose along with notes of earthy yeast and smoke.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has spicy flavors from the rye along with notes of fruity yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The alcohol is well hidden from the taste of this beer. It is definitely a lot easier to drink compared to other beers I’ve tried from this style.

03-18-2012 21:04:41 | More by metter98
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spicelab

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -11.6%

500mL bottle purchased from Slowbeer.

Dark chocolate with a large and solid tan head that continues to rise after pouring. Good retention and plentiful lace trails.

Completely did not expect this. Akin to a Scotch ale, with dark palm sugar, cinnamon, allspice, Christmas cake, almonds, walnuts and a touch of diacetyl. Pretty restrained roasted malt character. Only mild coffee and cocoa notes. The rye is barely perceptible.

Still dominated by big malty, sweet, fortified character, but the spicy, peppery rye kick provides a welcome counter. Loads of muscatels and other dark fruits.

Chewy and luscious, as expected for a rye beer. Moderate carbonation buzz on the tongue. Nice.

Pretty solid offering that would be brilliant with Christmas pudding, or almost any other dark fruit based dessert. Still, seems one-dimensional and in need of much more roast malt character.

12-17-2011 05:57:06 | More by spicelab
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-23-2013 09:23:08 | More by Rwalford74
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

Overall:
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.

11-22-2013 07:08:24 | More by megahurts4
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

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!

07-30-2012 01:17:48 | More by papat444
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Bottle shared by Pino for my 22nd birthday. 500ml into a tulip. Can't believe we managed two roggenbier ticks in the same night.

Poured a deep brownish-violet, mocha head with great retention and modest lacing. Nose has some light chocolate and subtle rye notes, a hint of smoke. Taste has chocolate, rye, cocoa powder, minor Saison notes and great yeast flavours. Fairly full body, modest carbonation. A fantastic roggenbier, great taste with a nice rye integration.

11-23-2011 01:25:17 | More by liamt07
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Yojimbo1941

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%

A - dark reddish brown with tan head

S - very sweet malt, caramel with walnuts, dried figs, blackberry jam

T - sweet slight bitterness, rye malt, toast, brown sugar, dried dark fruit

M - medium to lightly heavy

D - very nice beer but definitely a once in a night drink as it's so thick-tasting. highly recommend.

11-01-2011 20:06:07 | More by Yojimbo1941
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portmand1ngo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-09-2014 07:19:31 | More by portmand1ngo
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

03-19-2012 14:35:18 | More by dbrauneis
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Nordic Rye Ale from Beer Here
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.