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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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46 Beers
241 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 36
Visits: 58
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3859 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York, 14624
United States
phone: (585) 594-9800

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Reviews: 36 | Visits: 58
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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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4.61/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

This was stop #1 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located slightly away from the busy Rochester area and any other retail business, and the building has a rustic style form the exterior, as does the pub area on the inside. The dining room is not quite so, but the vibe of the place is very good.

There were 10 beers on tap, so we ordered two 4-glass sampler flights to go with our meal. All of the beers were brewed to style and were tasty with one possible exception – the Old Ale. We thought the alcohol was a little too hot in this one. Most of the beers exceeded the characteristics for their style and were rated at a B or a B minus in our grading system. The most notable beer was the Citra Double IPA, but that hop variety is also our favorite so there is some bias there.

The restaurant has a German ownership background, and there are a few German dishes on the menu, so we each ordered one of those entrees. The food was excellent. The place was busy, so it appears that many other patrons agree with our assessment.

This area was the overnight location on our way to the East Coast to visit our family, and on previous trips we’ve stayed in the Albany and Syracuse areas without finding a brewery as good as this one. So on future trips, this is where we’ll be spending the night, and we’ll definitely revisit this brewery. (1,397 characters)

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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The rare brewpub where the food equals the quality of the beer. There isn't much to say about the building, kind of a simple bar area in a box building; and the location is anything but convienient, its the middle of nowhere. The beer is always good: especially the Scotch Ale, Vanilla Porter, and Christmas Ale. I always go for the flight sampler because I want to try as much as possible while I'm there, (it isn't as easy to get this beer in Buffalo, even though it should be on tap all over WNY). The food is great as there is a german menu: excellent bratwurst, homemade pickled cabbage and sauerkraut: beer food. (618 characters)

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This was one of my two beer stops in Rochester (the other one being Beers of the World, of course).

It was snowing pretty heavily and I couldn't wait to find this place. But it ain't so easy- the address is in Rochester proper, but it feels like a suburb/small town, way past the city itself. Location qualifies as "middle of nowhere".

A worn-out but cozy building, like a hunting lodge. Very dark, some Christmas lights. Incredibly lively for a Monday at 2pm, filled up with locals doing lunch, drinking cocktails and getting growlers. This seems to be THE spot to go in this area of "town".

I sat at the bar, super friendly bartender. Got a sample of four beers for only $6.50, four ounces each sample. Nice!

I tried the Java Stout (which the bartender said is their most popular beers, but it appears not to be reviewed here), Vanilla Porter, Xmas Ale and Scotch Ale.

The Java had the slightest taste of bitter coffee, but very watery. I overheard the bartender telling a costumer this comes as a nitro pour so she cannot fill growlers. Huh. OK...

The Vanilla Porter had a tad touch aroma of vanilla, but super thin. The Scotch Ale carried a nice malty-bready taste, but still very thin. However, it was my favorite. The Xmas Ale tasted like bubblegum, funky taste, didn't like.

All of these beers were drinkable, but uneventful and forgettable.

The food- I didn't try, but it looks to be standard pub/bar food. The girl next to me ordered parmesan-garlic fries, and a side salad came to her looking as fine as the salad bar at Golden Corral. Be afraid.

I would stop by if I were a local, and if you're in Rochester, why not check this brewpub out. But it is definitely not an outstanding joint or a beer destination. (1,736 characters)

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) in Rochester, NY
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.