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Charkoota Rye - New Holland Brewing Company

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.79% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Charkoota Rye - Smoked Doppelbock Lager

Charkoota Rye is a Smoked Rye Dopplebock. Charkoota Rye's malty backbone is derived from a blend of rye and four other malts, including malted barley smoked over cherry wood by our very own brewers, John and Jeff.

Its smoke-forward body is balanced with tones of deep mollasses and caramel, with a crisp, clean lager finish.

19° Plato, Alc. 7.75% by Vol.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 01-04-2009)
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brewerburgundy

California

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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Charkoota Rye from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.