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Schlägl Bio-Roggen - Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Roggenbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Also sold as "Schlägl Roggen Gold" in the United States.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 03-05-2008)
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t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought online from Beer Ship.

It pours a hazy orange..err...closer to a honey colour. Good 1" head of foam that leaves some impressive lacing.

It has quite the spicy smell. And malty. And sweet. And earthy. A few things going on here and I like.

Oh yeah, that's what Roggenbier is all about....a distinct rye flavour.(I had to check Beer Styles as this is my first of the style) Some sweetness in the flavour, kind of honey like, that pretty much gets overwhelmed with the spicy rye notes making the malt presence more of an earthy type.

More sips in and I'm settling in to a tasty treat. Roggenbiers now have me, intrigued.

Edit: The bottle has this on the label: 41901120. ?

Bitterbill, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From: Beertopia in Omaha, NE
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Like their helles doppelbock, Schlagl's roggenbier seems to be on the light and fairly average side of things. The simple malt, rye, and hop flavors that are present are not particularly bold, and very little development occurs over the course of drinking this beer: new flavors are not discovered, and those that are around do not inspire. Perhaps Schlagl's recipe for a helles roggenbier is an attempt at a quick-drinking summer beer; this is difficult to tell. It's also possible that my bottle was a few months too old, but as there is no date, this is impossible to tell. With these possibilities, and a generally mediocre beer, I do not think I'll revisit this beer or brewery again.

Pours a 1.5cm head of fairly clean, white foam with average longevity, lasting a few minutes as it descends to a thin film atop the body. The head leaves small spots and streaks of lacing along the sides of the glass, but nothing particularly noteworthy or substantial. Body is a semi-transparent, bright golden color, with light bringing out yellow highlights. Carbonation is visible through the haze, streaming from the center of the glass.

Dominant aromas are of steeped grains, light caramel, faint noble hops, and a bit of peppery scent that I assume comes from the inclusion of rye.

The total palette I detect for flavor is similar to a fairly average pale German ale with increased depth of flavor due to the addition of rye. Opens with pale malt sweetness and a bit of peppery rye. Mid-palate picks up continued malt backbone (sweetness, a bit biscuity), very modest noble hop bitterness, and touches of lingering rye. Closes out with obvious sweetness, a quick flash of herbal bitterness, and again, lingering peppery rye. Aftertaste is virtually nothing: it's surprising how the flavors just stop at the end of a sip.

Body is medium-light, with medium-light levels of carbonation, leading to a slightly bubbly, but primarily smooth effect across the palate. Overall mouthfeel is not particularly exciting, but workable. Closes out with a semi-dry finish.

falloutsnow, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy bronze color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of grain, with some malt sweetness and bit of spice in the background.

T: Taste of grain with a mild malt sweetness and bit of spice and biscuit in the background. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, crisp and smooth.

O: Quite drinkable and goes down easy. A fairly muted beer but still very enjoyable.

soju6, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance; clear brown-tinted gold. A hazy beer from the sediment, white head, good retention, decent rings of lace.

smell; spicy rye grains and yeast, a little sour with a hint of lemon zest. Some hints of vanilla with suppressed sweetness from dry husky flavors. A bit musky.

taste; spicy and zesty, much taste of rye. Very husky with hints of burnt sugar. Smooth warm yeast holds it together, becoming sour and extra spicy to acrid in the finish.

mouthfeel; medium bodied with a powdery chewyness. Slick and sticky in the finish.

overall; a very unique and tasty treat, some untapped potential here but a solid drink, would buy again.

Sachsenfreude, Jun 25, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Third Roggenbier i've tried to date, the Wolnzacher was extremely muky and turbid, but decent, and Destihl's version was ok.

Pours a hazy gold with suspended yeast plankton micro-sediment. For a minute I thought it had been filtered as it was a bright gold color, until I put it up to the light and it looked like pond water. Arcs of drippy lace, and pretty good lasting coverage happening with the foam.

Smells a bit swilly like wet grains, mild sweetness, and some light tea leaf aromas.

Smooth feel, slightly oxidized, grainy and lightly spicy. Graphite, crushed wheat kernels, green tea. Lingering dry grain that seems to be be pure rye in the aftertaste. Feel is light and easy drinking, though it does show its age a little. Something to try if you haven't had the style, but it's not representative of the extremes a Roggenbier can be, based on my limited experience detailed above.

emerge077, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

freewill35, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of mrfrancis
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a compact, lingering white head. Not a bad looking beer, but not the most impressive either.

S: A peppery rye aroma is readily discernible on the nose, though aromas of biscuits, caramel, and grassy, herbal hops peak through as the beer settles a bit.

T: Opens crisp and dry with notes of biscuits, crackers, honey, rye, lemon, caramel, minerals, and grassy hops. The finish is short and clean with grassy hop and peppery rye flavors dominating.

M: Light-to-medium bodied, clean, and dry. Carbonation is very forceful, almost distracting. It's drinkable, but feels a bit bloating.

O: This is my first roggenbier, and I'm not sure what to think. I guess I was expecting a bit more grain and spice, and a little less sweetness. In any event, Bio-Roggen is a decent beer, but is one I likely will not revisit anytime soon.

mrfrancis, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of JayQue
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally got to try a Roggenbier, compliments of a trade with TMoney2591 (a good trader). Poured into a beer mug as a hazy dull gold color with orange highlights. Medium sized delicate white head with good retention. Impressive amount of lacing.

Mild aroma of banana esters and a yeasty component, pleasant but not that strong.

Taste is fairly average. Bready rye taste, some maltiness and grassy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is about average for a light ale. Somewhat crisp. Not sweet. No unpleasant aftertaste.

On the whole a fairly average beer, interesting but not that memorable.

JayQue, Oct 28, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got my hands on a Roggenbier. Picked up a single of this at whole foods in Devon.

Out of the bottle into the glass Schlägl Bio-Roggen pours are very deep golden hue of a color with rising bubbles leaving a thin film on top of white stuff, poka dot stick. Some sediment in the glass.

Whiffs reveal a big malt base with Rye malt being the main component. A nice amount of pale malt as well with some real earthy grassy hops bursting up the nose. Smells clean enough and in the German vein.

This is one crisp beer. Earthy hops clash up against some rye malt leaving for a nice mix. The hops are not citrusy in any way and remind me of the countryside. Rye presents a nice spice mid palate. The pale malts make up the tail end of the beer.

Feel is pretty crisp up front going into a nice smoothness. No intrusion from any alc. as it's only 4.9%. The rye spice hit mid palate is not as large as say a American made rye type beer, this is a bit more refined and traditional. It's carbed up to an extent but nothing bitey.

Drinking this, im thinking a nicely made Helles Lager with Rye Malt and German influence. Kind of a mix of the two countries, Germany and Austria. It's easy enough to go down and good for another, refreshing.

BARFLYB, Oct 21, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer has a slightly hazy caramel colored body with a racing carbonation of big bubbles and a porous cobweb head of white that breaks up pretty quickly.

S- The clean aroma ans a nice flinty quality with some raw grain and slightly toasted malt hint. There is a touch of sweetness in the finish.

T- The touch of sulfur and honey fades into a slight tartness which becomes more of a grainy spiciness as it opens. There is a touch of hop bitterness and juniper berry in the finish that grows as the beer warms as does the hops.

M- The light mouthfeel has an airy texture with a flat feeling on the tongue in the finish.

O- This beer is thin and crisp with a very soft flavor but some nice lagered qualities in the finish.

rhoadsrage, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of cooch69
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured into a pint glass a deep yellow with some copper tones. Hardly a head on this one. Splotchy lacing that lasts a while.

Smell is spicy malts and floral hops. There is a certain vegetal presence in here. If I had to describe I'd say a puree'd harvest vegetable like a squash or pumpkin.

Maybe the spiciness from the rye can be contributing to that as well, because I get a decent amount of cinnamon bark and other spices in the taste as well. There is a nice balanced floral hoping to this one with only a modest amount of biterness. The body is mild/medium. Slightly syrupy and medium sweetness. Clean taste and very approachable. This is a year round session beer which I believe has flavars that can be enjoyed anytime or season.

cooch69, Jul 30, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Always happy to to find a beer in this style, picked this up at Peabody's in Boone, NC

Pours honey colored with a finger of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Bready & peppery notes

T: Bready, sweat toffee notes mix with pepper & grassy notes. Hints of oxidation mix with pepper & grassyness, some flowery notes mingle with toffee too as this warms. Finishes with peppery & leafy hop notes in the finish, some cloying notes as well...

MF: Light medium bodied, firm carbonation, so-so balance, some crispness shows up late

This is is a tad too sweet for the style, some nice peepry notes, perhaps too old? Don't know what the date code 41901120 means...

russpowell, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of tempest
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle for $3.50 labeled Roggen Gold, though I'm confident this is the same beer. It's simple, but drinkable with plain bready Euro lager malts to open and then a spicy rye and peppery noble hops finish. Really, this beer could use more character. It's not offensive, but it's quite simple and unsurprising.

tempest, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What a treat: An Austrian and Roggenbier tick combined in one.

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: An intensely bready aroma to this beer. Lots of wheat, rye, and just bread overall. Maybe a bit of corn in there, but I also get some mild citrus along with banana.

T: There's a slightly metallic taste that becomes more obvious as the beer warms up. Some banana esters, but again, lots of bread forward malt flavor. The rye is less pronounced, but there, and there's a bit of sweetness to it that has sort of a peach flavor.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is a bit low for me. Maybe on the light end of medium.

D: Not a terrible beer, but certainly not my favorite either. It was nice to try a non-US version of a Roggenbier, but that's about it.

womencantsail, Jan 03, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale golden, with a moderate head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma features a much more subdued grain presence than expected. Taste is oddly dominated by a heavy vanilla presence. Would have expected a much more assertive rye/grainy presence than this. Mouthfeel is nicely rounded, with a very appropriate level of carbonation. A drinkable brew, but with a disappointing level of graininess for my tastes.

bristol2120, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a GameWorks shaker pint glass.

I never thought I'd have another roggenbier, but I always hoped I would. This one pours a clear golden straw topped by about two fingers of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, corn, black pepper, and rye bread. The taste is more of the same, with more pepper and the addition of some delightful rye spice. The body is a heavy light, with a light carbonation and a somewhat grainy feel. Overall, a nice roggen, something that can easily be (Americanly) sessioned any day.

TMoney2591, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of Vdubb86
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for allowing me the Roggenbier tick

This beer pours a clear golden with thick foam head and really nice lacing, but it looks rather pale and clear which I didn't assume typical. The smell is rather corn syrupy and a bit sour (I assume from the rye), but what saves it is there is a sweetness on the back of the nose that is rather nice. Holy cow, this tastes so much better than it smells. The flavors are slight sour and fairly sweet. It's really nice on the palate, really really smooth. It drinks really good. It's a pretty good beer when you get right down to it.

Vdubb86, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of thecarster1
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a pint, one finger white creamy head fades slowly leaving head trailing all over the glass.

s- interesting, sweet some wheat, spicyness from the rye.

t- spicy, peppery, smooth, some wheat, flowery, moderate bitterness, very nice.

m- smooth, creamy, prickly.

d- very nice, i wasn't expecting this beer to taste like this, went down very easily. i would pick this up again for sure.

thecarster1, Oct 10, 2010
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Schlägl Bio-Roggen from Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl
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