Roog - BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Tons of head as I expect from a wheat beer, I had to let it settle for quite some time and do several pours to fill the glass. The head is foamy, bubly, and forms a peak that reminds me of a root beer float. The body is a cloudy brown with hues of blonde.

Initially, I only smell the wheat, clove and banana I get from most hefes, but the smoked ham aroma is there when I pass the beer under my nose a few times. Lots of sweet on the nose too.

There's the smoke! It's still not as aggressive as a rauchbier or smoked porter, but it's there and very tasty. I've got the lingering taste of smoked almonds on my tongue, but the beer starts sweeter and banana-heavy. I get some caramel like flavors coming in and out, mingling with the smoke. I like the flavor here.

I'm slightly disappointed by the mouthfeel here. It seems a bit flat, or at least lacking the burst I usually get from a hefe. It's smooth though and has a very light feel, this despite the 6.6% alcohol.

I think I like this beer. I'd drink a lot of this throughout the summer, very light, but full of flavor and the smokiness I'm a sucker for.

Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

22oz bottle, the first bomber that I can ever remember seeing from Germany, neat-o! A 'rauchweizen', in that it is apparently made with numerous sorts of malted (and smoked, of course) wheat.

This beer pours a rather hazy, dark red brick amber colour, with four flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some thick rolling hills lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of lightly roasted sweet caramel and spicy wheat malt, deep-fried bananas, clove, white pepper, a growing smoked porcine meatiness, faint tanned leather, and earthy, singed leafy hops. The taste is quite in line with the aroma - mixed and toasted caramel and wheat malt, mildly spicy clove, baked banana, fading meaty smoke, a subtle salty nuttiness, and tame earthy, weedy noble hops.

The bubbles are actually fairly active, in a pleasantly supportive and frizzante manner, the body on the light side of medium weight, and plainly smooth - that smokiness interjecting itself as such. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel and wheat cabal tightening its hold, while the smoke continues to wisp off into the ether, and the obvious fruit and spice packs 'er in.

A pleasant, and approachable version of this most heady of German brewing styles - the Weizen character as notable as the meaty smoke, for the most part. Easy to drink, until the unchecked sweetness catches up to you, and you start to think about that as yet unused fire pit simulacrum you just procured.

Photo of emerge077
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Acme for this one!
Served in a mini dimpled mug at Resi's Bierstube (happy 50th to Resi's).
Review transcribed from written notes.

Murky dark mahogany brown with a towering head of tan foam that rose above the rim of the glass for a minute or so. As it dissipated, there was lots of lace in the glass, and swirling rekindled the foam easily.

Aroma was more roasty than smoky, dark roasted malts, funky yeast. Odd note of stagnant water when swirled.

Flavors of charred malt, burnt caramel, somewhat nutty and lightly bitter in the aftertaste. Body was full, fairly smooth and creamy in feel. Left more of an impression of a roast malt brown ale. This was an odd one, couldn't really get into it though I love Rauchbiers across the whole spectrum.

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of smoked malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of smoked malts, but there are also underlying notes of wheat malts and hints of bananas from the yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer didn't seem as heavy on the mouthfeel compared to other Rauchbiers and I think this was because the beer is branded as a "Rauchweizen" and is brewed with a combination of wheat and barley malts. For this reason, it is rather drinkable.

Photo of Rifugium
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Brauhaus Schmitz.
According to the draught list, this was the only bar in the US to have this on tap, but looking at other reviews, that's obviously not true.

Served in a 0.3 liter stange, a murky, rusty brown color with a small beige head, minimal lacing. Bready, malty aroma, light roast. In the taste, caramel sweetness, bready malts, banana esters, honey ham. A little weird, but not necessarily bad. Medium body, and pretty easily drinkable, especially when paired with good German food. Decent overall, but not really worth a second visit.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

This had me at its stylistic description: a rauchweizen. Right on, right on. It pours a mostly clear garnet topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit backed up by a hint of beech smoke. Hm. The taste holds notes of cracked wheat, light orange zest, mild dry toffee, clove, and mild beech smoke. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this beer was a bit of a disappointment to me. The smell is too vague for its own good, the smoke character is barely there, and the weizen character is subdued. You can't see it, but my head is hanging a bit here...

Photo of smcolw
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy brown where light clears the edges. Small head but it did leave a solid streak arc on the glass.

Sweet and Christmassy (spicy as if there is cinnamon and nutmeg in the brew). I only notice the smoke on the third whiff.

The initial taste is fairly neutral but the finish is strong--smoky with lots of wheat present. The body is thin and the carbonation elevated. The aftertaste is short lived and a bit sour. Interesting because it is different, but not enough to seek out. It's rare, so I would order if you find it.

Photo of bark
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange-brown colour, clear liquid. Low brownish head that sinks down quickly.

Light smokey notes in the smell, some bitterness. Caramel and woods.

The taste got a light and well integrated smoked flavour. Caramel and elegant bitterness. Some warming alcohol and red fruits/berries. Pleasant. Malty notes with some sourness in the aftertaste.

Lager-like strong carbonation. Light yet smooth liquid.

A quite pleasant beer with smoke that is not too strong.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with smoke and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with some decent aromas and flavors.

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours hazy dark mahogany, with a generous fluffy beige head that sticks around a long time.
Smell of smoked cheese, banana chips, clove, lots of caramel, faint nut, faint bacon. It really smells like a rauchweizen, nice balance between the aromas of each style.
Starts smokey and fruity, first thing that comes to mind.. smoked apple peel, smoked dried apricots. Some cherry and banana too and a sweetness that's also a bit warm, reminding of fruit brandy. Gets breadier, the dark kind, with burnt crust and a deep spicy feel with lots of clear clove, some pepper, and the sweetness from the start carries on through some nice caramel maltiness. Gets salty, drier and dustier towards the finish, a nice nutty character (walnut, almond), hinting a bit of smoked wood too. Hops are present and provide a leafy mild bitterness.
Medium body and carbonation, chewy, "nutritious". Aftertaste is smokey, some lingering dry fruit and nut.
Great stuff, not the most aggressive rauch but packed with flavors and a bit more easy to drink than many Bamberger-born ones.

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Roog from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
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