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Charkoota Rye - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 227
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-09-2012 03:35:14 | More by Zaphog
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

10-27-2012 02:50:12 | More by Trulius_Slackerus
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-23-2012 01:08:14 | More by seeswo
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-22-2012 04:31:36 | More by FEUO
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-22-2012 02:42:56 | More by TubbyDullard
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-14-2012 21:12:18 | More by swetsastonic
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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

10-01-2012 19:35:05 | More by Holland
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Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

22oz Bottle - Thanks to slyvain for this one

Appearance - Brown colour with with a an average size fizzy off-white head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, smoke/burnt notes, peat

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, dark fruits, and some smoke/burnt notes. There is also an odd meaty/peat flavour and some rye. It ends with a smokey aftertaste.

Overall - Almost like smoked barleywine taste wise. I'm not a fan of smokey beers.. and this one didn't do anything to change my opinion. Fans of the style will surely enjoy this.

09-24-2012 17:49:21 | More by spinrsx
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

09-22-2012 18:32:50 | More by deuceduce
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

09-20-2012 01:11:54 | More by Sara
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

08-27-2012 16:53:19 | More by jhillwastaken
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

08-19-2012 03:48:50 | More by Gehrig13
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4.15/5  rDev +16.6%

Did the brewer hit his mark...YES. Do I love this beer....Not Really. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass, Charkoota Rye is an amber-brown in the glass, with a thin, off-white head; almost a cola-like appearance. Nose is of sweet, dark, roasty malts; black licorice, molasses, smoked peat, burnt chocolate and coffee are all present. The taste is similar to the nose with the smoky characteristics coming to the forefront. The beer is dry but not terribly acrid with a very thin carbonation. The increased ABV increases the drying effect but doesn't seem quite as high as the 8.4% listed on the bottle. Overall, as drinkable for a beer as strongly flavored and high in alcohol as a beer like this can be.

08-11-2012 19:16:17 | More by WoodBrew
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

08-07-2012 12:46:54 | More by kuestegg
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-16-2012 01:29:44 | More by Flowyn82
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-14-2012 02:58:18 | More by boonejag75
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2012 00:55:40 | More by amishbooze
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-08-2012 04:31:15 | More by Brewsaic
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New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

I picked up a bottle of this that had been aged about a year. The beer pours a small head and has mild carbonation. The smokey aroma appears the second you pop the top off. For me the smokey flavor was a bit much but then again I am an IPA lover. Overall this is a good beer, it grew on me as I worked my way though the bottle.

Bottom Line: If you like smoked beers this is right up your alley!

07-04-2012 22:11:08 | More by themind
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-01-2012 21:34:08 | More by tmiotke
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New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-25-2012 01:36:56 | More by cestlavie
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North Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -21.9%

Appearance: Pours a cola color with a frothy head that leaves a shard or two, though the retention is not that impressive

Smell: Smoky, peaty, and tart; somewhat fruity in the range of cherries

Taste: Fruity, up front, with the tart cherry flavors joined by the peat and the smoked wood elements; increasingly tart, after the swallow, with the smoke/peat elements taking a back seat into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: Really disappointing, as the tartness takes the doppelbock in an unexpected and not particularly well-balanced direction

06-22-2012 22:42:42 | More by brentk56
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4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage. Pours a clear and extremely dark reddish brown color with a small light tan head with ok retention that reduces to a a ring of lacing. Light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, smoked meat, molasses, raisin, prune, toast, bread, oak, herbal, earth, chocolate, toffee, and rye. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of big caramel, toffee, raisin, prune, molasses, smoke, bread, oak, chocolate, toast, herbal, earth, rye, and light peppery spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, molasses, smoke, toast, earth, and rye on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of all flavors; with a very nice amount of complexity. Smokiness is not overpowering and compliments the style nicely. Minimal cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel as expected for the style. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a sipper, but is still very smooth. Overall this is an excellent smoked doppelbock. Very nice flavor complexity and balance, and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering, well done.

06-20-2012 01:46:13 | More by superspak
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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

2010 Vintage pours an effervescent chestnut with a finger of tan head. Average lacing & some head retention

S: Oak & beechwood smoke, cherries

T: Follows the nose, dryness, some figs & raisins up front. Smoked flavors start to over power this as it warms, a touch cherry charms blowpop & pipe tobbacco as well. Finishes dry, oaky, smokey with more weird cherry notes

MF: Chewy, moderate carbonation

This was underwhelming, this brewery is very hit & miss. This one misses, a chore to finish

06-20-2012 00:46:31 | More by russpowell
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

06-01-2012 16:17:22 | More by SaxmanRick
Charkoota Rye from New Holland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.