Charkoota Rye - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
4.18/5 rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle, Bruery tulip, 2010 vintage, and a big 'ol thank you to Dunt for hitting a want.
The pour is quite still and yields up only the suggestion of bubbles, let alone head. The bubbles are predictable darker tan and flee to the edges, a few bold, big ones wander in the middle. The color is dark red with brown and has some of the purple mentioned by others.
Smoke is forward, combining with a salinity that instantly recalls Kalamata olives. Sweet wood smoke, maple, ash, brown sugar, cherry, and undeniably some cured pork suggestions.
Smoke and brown sugar are a great combination. I suppose I could have learned that from bacon, but I was raised a vegetarian. Overall it's sweet, but not too sweet, with dry wood through to ash smoothing and distracting. The base seems to be a good Doppelbock with cherry tones.
Syrupy with small, smooth, subtle carbonation. The lack of head isn't an accurate indicator of CO2. It really feels great on this beer.
I find this beer to be right up my alley. The sweetness and smoke play wonderfully off of each other without being overpowering for me. I'd love to have more.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2011 01:36:45 | More by brewerburgundy
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3.64/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a: Nice brownish amber hints
s: smokey with ahint of sweetness
t: the smoke is right out front and burnt grains were present
m: Nice mouth and good smokey finish, like you just drank a camp fire.
o: I dont personally like drinking a campfire, but it is a smoked rye so if that is your thing then this one has it. If you like a strong smokey flavor and burnt grains this is a good beer for you. (If you are looking for a more traditional dopplebock this isnt a good choice.)
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 15:29:00 | More by BoilerMo
Charkoota Rye from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.