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Klingon Warnog Roggen Dunkel Ale - Tin Man Brewing Company

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 10adp on 04-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Klingon Warnog is an official Star Trek TM beer brewed under license by Tin Man Brewing Company of Evansville, Indiana. This singular beer incorporates rye malt into a moders Dunkelweizen grain bill, creating a flavor profile that is both familiar and unique. Warnog's aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt.

The flavor draws heavily from the blending of the rye malt and traditional clove character, creating a very rich and unique flavor. The inclusion of wheat and caramel malts help to round out the mouthfeel of this beer, making this Dunkelweizen heartly enough to be called a Klingon Warnog.
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, yet another Star Trek themed offering (though Game of Thrones is fast catching up). I'm not about to decipher or make sense of the Klingon-babble on the label.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy, medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of frothy, rocky, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves some decent layered Runic script (not Klingon, sorry) lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of rather pungent and gritty rye malt - grainy and spicy, all - metallic clove, stale banana chips, thin brown sugar, and weak earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more of the same - big rye, all the way - spicy, musty, and grainy malt, an evolving dry banana essence, still flinty and metallic clove, and stuck in their banality earthy hops.

The bubbles are moderate, and tightly rendered, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and plainly smooth, the purported spice making an easily removable dent. It finishes actually quite dry, the clove and rye zinginess kind of bumping everything else to the side.

I suppose that the blending of styles is de rigueur of late, and German ones, despite their entrenched laws, are fair game on this side of the pond. Here, we have a roggenbier-assaulted dunkelweizen, one where the invading rye more or less eclipses the native wheat, and adds insult to injury by propping up a ghost of the clove and banana esters. Yup, from what I know about this part of Star Trek lore, that seems about right.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has a pull by date of 01/14/15

Appearance - Pours hazy and copper in color with a half finger's worth of khaki colored head. Fizzes out fairly quick, leaving a mostly barren surface.

Smell - Light, bu what can be picked up is sugary caramel and light traces of clove.

Taste - Like the nose, light flavors with caramel and spice are most evident, though a watered down character subdues much of everything. Ghostly traces of banana. Finish has a light cardboard staleness. Not getting much rye.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with little carbonation. Watery.

Overall - Not egregiously over the best by date, but is probably a lesser beer than what was initially brewed. Having said that, I didn't find much to think this is a much better brew when fresh. I've had dunkels way out of freshness date with significantly more flavor than this. If I ever get the chance to re-review with a fresher sample though, I find it my due diligence to do so.

Photo of secondtooth
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool to see local brewery Tin Man scoring this Star Trek-themed beer for wider release.

Pours from the pint can a cloudy, opaque amber, with a large head of fine off-white foam. No discernible lace.

Aroma is lagery grain and malts, with a touch of fruitiness.

Taste is surprisingly toasty and malty, with plenty of fruit undertones and a spicy, sharp rye malt character. Seems to be pretty faithful to the style, but I had a tough time choking this one down with all the sweetness and spice overwhelming my palate.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a one finger off-white head that dissipates to patchy foam and a ring around the glass. Nice aroma of caramel malt, rye, brown sugar, hints of clove. Flavor follows, dominated by caramel malt, syrup, light rye sourness, hints of clove and hops. Starts semi-sweet and finishes drier and a bit starkly with residual sharp rye and hits of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. I can actually see Klingons drinking this, it has enough malt and character to not seem like some weak creature's beer. Would have liked a bit more rye; the aroma leans towards a roggenbier, but the flavor is solidly in dunkelweizen territory. As either, it's OK, not amazing. As a Klingon ale, a perhaps a bit thin and tame, but acceptable. Quite drinkable and a nice can. And I don't say that about every alien beer.

Photo of flagmantho
3.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into my Selkirk Abbey tulip. Hopefully this beer is tasty and not just gimmicky.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam. It definitely fills the bill of a dunkelweizen.

Smell: rich and bready malt aroma. This is where the roggenbier element kicks in -- it might even be better classed as a roggenbier than a dunkelweizen. I like the bready aspect; simple, but well-wrought.

Taste: very bready with a bit of spiciness to it and a low level of complexity. It's not bad, but it is almost bland in its execution.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent creaminess and carbonation.

Overall: this feels more like a roggenbier than a dunkelweizen, but it does contain elements of both. It doesn't have enough delicious banana-and-clove to be a really great dunkelweizen, but there are rye elements here that work well. It is bready and hearty, to be sure, which I'm sure would appeal to Klingon sensibilities.

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.14/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really great that Tin Man got the official beer of Star Trek.

Photo of Exeter
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark copper colour with a red tinge. Average head fades to a cloudy covering. Lacing is only spots on the side that I tilted for a drink.
I smell the Rye malt predominately and some cloves.
Taste is pretty much like the smell, I would have never guess this is a wheat beer, tilts more towards a weak brown. I found it a little thin on the mouth. A little more carbonation would be nice. I probably wouldn't have again. A star trek collectors item and that's all.

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Klingon Warnog Roggen Dunkel Ale from Tin Man Brewing Company
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