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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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Photo of wagenvolks
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle shared with three others at a recent tasting. Thanks to crossovert for the trade!

Roggen Gold pours with a goregous, golden hue. Clear body, good carbonation. Nice head of meringue bubbles forms on top, crackling and quickly receding to a ring of foam. Sweet clover honey dominates the aroma, with a backdrop of sulfury German yeast and Rye bread. Lovely nose, with only the slightest hint of hops.

Dry, spicy rye galore for the flavor. Caramel sweetness from the grain bill, while the hops are almost non-existent. Feels clean and crisp on the tongue with a slight fruit presence. Decently carbonated, but Roggen Gold fells a bit grainy and thin on the finish. Drinkable, yes, but a bit one-dimensional in the end. Still, it's an enjoyable Roggen that I'm glad I got the chance to try. Worth repeating.

wagenvolks, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of DoubleJ
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Roggenbier! 500 ml bottle, on to the beer:

This is a paleish orange/yellow color of a beer. The head on top is 1½ fingers thick, frothy texture, solid head retention, and a little lace. Hmmm, the aroma is a little weak at first, but there's something. Hop oils/extract, some lemon.

This is different, though it sure shares some characteristics with those bright colored beers of Munich. The spiced rye is present and moderate in intensity. It's only a little sweet. Notes of apple and lemon appears, some bitter hop extract sits around on the palate and into the aftertaste. Comes out dry. There's meat on this beer's bones, a little slick, carbonation doesn't mess with the palate.

My first roggenbier = interesting and liking it. This beer begs for a pastrami on rye.

DoubleJ, Aug 10, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass. This is my first true Roggenbier.

Appearance: light yellow-gold color with a touch of haze and about two fingers of soft white head. Not too bad.

Smell: slightly malty, slightly grainy aroma with a touch of citrus and a touch of slightly fruity spiciness which I think is the rye; the nearest things I can think of are nutmeg and cinnamon (note that these are very light notes indeed). While I wouldn't normally consider this terribly good at a base level, the spiciness is interesting to me.

Taste: malt is surprisingly sweet and some of that spicy rye character has subsided; there are some light but nice noble hops in the mix. It's rather like a very full-bodied Pilsner, almost. Interesting, but I find myself quite enjoying this.

Mouthfeel: there is lots of body in this one; it's got a thick and roamy mouthfeel. Thrown into that is a good deal of carbonation (or, at least it feels like it), yielding quite a nice creaminess. Dig it!

Drinkability: well, I like the taste and feel, but it's got a hearty fillingness to it. I think that detracts a bit from sessionability ... the ABV is doable, but with this body it's a once-an-evening kind of brew.

flagmantho, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear gold color with huge poof of soapy white head, good retention, moderate lacing. Scent is grassy, straw-like, earthy and bready with a touch of mustyness. Taste brings the grass, straw with some more pronounced touched of rye and wheat. Finnish is musty rather than spicy. Light bodied, overall light carbonation after the pour. An ok introduction to the style, but this style is all over the map in flavor profile as is.

rfgetz, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle called Roggen Gold. Same abv and style, so I'm reviewing it here rather than as a new listing.

A: The roggenbier is a yellow color that like an entire bottle of food coloring emptied into a glass. So clear, I'd swear it is a kristalweizen. My first pour into the weizen glass yielded over 8 fingers of white head. Islands of lace are spattered all over the glass as a result.

S: The roggenbier has a distinct wheat aroma initially that slowly transitions to a mild rye. The breadiness isn't very strong, nor is the tartness that tart.

T: The wheat tartness really comes through in the absolute finish of the ale, pleasant and light but sufficiently tart. Spicy rye, minus caraway, is full but not overwhelmingly bready. As it continues to warm, the roggenbier embraces its malty side, a richness that could be confused for a maibock (I know, we're crossing streams here). The flavor is good but it doesn't accentuate the wheat and the rye like some roggens do (yes, I'm looking at you Scratch 28).

M: The mouthfeel is fruity sweet, malty until the wheat kicks up the tartness in the finish.

D: Most anything below 5%, barring few exceptions, is drinkable and then some. This is no exception, spicy at times and strong on the wheat in the finish.

akorsak, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A style you dont find very often,Iam glad I picked this up today.Poured into a .5 liter stein a lighter golden with a nice fluffy one finger white crown atop.Aromas have a mix of light honey sweetness,iron,and lemon peel mainly.Refreshing on the palate with leafy hop and light honey sweetness dominating,the rye imparts a light quenching tartness in the finish.A hot weather refresher,I could drink this all day out on the porch and not get tired of it.

oberon, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of crossovert
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle labeled as "Roggen Gold".

It pours into my mug a deep clear gold with a big foamy white head. As it slowly recedes, it leaves some nice lacing. I have no idea what the status quo is on the appearance of this style but this looks very good.

The smell is your typical Helles lager. The rye gives a breadier, spicier tinge. The hops are very medicinal and grassy but pleasant.

The taste has a good balance of malt and hops. The hops are mild and slightly bitter. It is dryer than most lagers of this style. It is immensely drinkable.

This was inexpensive and surprisingly good.

crossovert, May 23, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Volker at Gourmet Haus Staudt for this one.

500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass, the beer appears a brilliant clear gold, topped by a rocky, frothy white head that rises over the top of the glass before slowly settling to an inch-thick cap. Fed by a steady stream of carbonation, the head retains for the entirety of my glass.

The aroma is bright and clean, faintly yeasty and grassy, only hinting at malted rye. As it warms, I get a whiff of white pepper, honey and sweet pilsner malt.

Bolder and spicier on the tongue, I get plenty of up-front rye bread, spice, pepper and earthy, leafy hops. Mid-palate has a strong mineral/hard water character at first, but this goes away in time, replaced by stronger flavors of spicy rye and bitter earthy hops. Carbonation is at an upper-moderate level, balancing the heaviness of the rye. The finish is dry, spicy and bitter, the flavor clean and the body crisp, even as the beer reaches room temperature.

This is a surprisingly rich and flavorful beer for a modest 4.9% alcohol, though the sharp flavor does stunt the drinkability somewhat; one bottle was plenty for me, and drinking a second would be a chore, though I did thoroughly enjoy it.

largadeer, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, called Roggen Gold on the label, but with a little research it appears they are the same beer,

A: Pours a lightly turbid pale yellow. There is a frothy white head, good head retention with some nice rings of lace. Akin to a kellerbier in look for me.

S: Classic German nose, pilsner-esque - grassy noble hops and sourdough bread.

T: Not pilsner like on the tongue though. Big amounts of malt and some spice on the back end. Wheaty, grainy flavour.

M: Good crisp carbonation, though starts kind of flabby. Nice aftertaste, overall moderate medium body.

D: A nice beer, a rare style, I'd say this more of a Roggen-Helles hybrid. Would make a nice session beer for me.

Halcyondays, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of Globetrotter
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I've only ever seen this beer in the Julius Meinl luxury grocery store in downtown Vienna, where it costs twice as much as local beers cost in other stores. Standard brown half liter bottle with a green and gold label featuring a small coat of arms under the name. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 3/28/08, I opened it on 3/5/08.
Pours a clear pale amber under a one finger off-white head with nice retention and some very good lace lines. Nice strong nose of rye and wheat, with a hint of citrus. The mouth is quite heavy and very well carbonated - almost painfully prickly despite the weight. Very nice, very malty taste, with the rye quite prominent. Some mildly bitter hops lurk in the background, showing themselves plainly only right at the swallow then several seconds later at the back of the mouth. There's a slightly syrupy sweetness here, too, adding a nice touch to a very enjoyable brew.

Globetrotter, Mar 05, 2008
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