Roggenbier - Reuben's Brews
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3.39/5 rDev -7.6%
Acquired via trade
Dark ruby and brown with a moderately-sized dark-brown head. Somewhat sticky. Spotted lace down the glass.
Malty sweet bread, banana, a touch of chocolate, and some smoke in the aroma.
The flavor is a bit more banana-forward than the aroma, along with mild chocolate and smoke. A bit of a rye bread character.
Medium bodied with lower carbonation. A bit watery.
I'm unfamiliar with the style, but this one seemed enjoyable enough.
08-10-2013 05:39:06 | More by ehammond1
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium brown hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. head is a thick finger of pillowy light-tan foam. I rather like it.
Smell: pretty sweet right off the bat, with a rather banana-like character. After that, a rich spice-cake like aroma comes to the fore. I like this take on rye spiciness, though it is a bit on the sweet side.
Taste: less sweet than the aroma, with a lot more bready character. The spiciness is also dialed way down; it's hard to explain the difference in grain character here -- I wouldn't call it stereotypically rye, but it's definitely different from barley or wheat. I actually like how the flavor is toned down a bit from the aroma. Interestingly, this beer gets more appealing in the aftertaste, after the sweetness and first hit of bread hit you. An interesting beer.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Sha bam!
Overall: this beer has a je ne sais quoi that appeals to me, although it also seems like it could be cleaned up a little. I'm not a pro on roggenbiers, but this one seems decent to me.
05-29-2013 22:03:18 | More by flagmantho
3.04/5 rDev -17.2%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Clear deep copper. Light wisps and thin collar.
Smell - Belgian smelling, if I had to guess a yeast. Lots of spice. Clove. Faint rye spice, too.
Taste - Right up front, the yeast is strong. Banana. Then the rye takes over. The clove and spice comes back in the finish. Eh.
Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Spicy. Medium body. Sharp finish.
Overall - All over the place. Individual flavors are interesting but doesn't work at all together.
05-28-2013 01:18:11 | More by Alieniloquium
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
22 ounce bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Thanks Cheesemoose! Minimal head, some clear, oily lacing. Murky brown body. Aroma includes caramel, overripe banana, brown sugar. Taste follows suit with a little spice not on the back end and maybe a touch of smoke. New style for me, very interesting and quite tasty actually. I would think this would be extremely drinkable to most people, particularly those who like a nice dunkelweisse-like flavor.
05-07-2013 07:35:00 | More by KickbacksSteve
Roggenbier from Reuben's Brews
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.