Roggen - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.71/5 rDev -4.6%
They had this rare Flying Dog beer (released in September) on tap at Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD. A very interesting beer to say the least, from look to mouthfeel. Served in a tulip glass on draft.
Appearance (4/5): The beer is a milk chocolate brown color and topped with two fingers-worth of off-white/light tan head. The beer is cloudy, making it one of the most truly brown beers I've ever seen. Certainly an odd shade, hinting at the oddness to come.
Smell (3.5/5): Very bready, Roggen has a some rye spice and dark wheat bread notes to it. Not very strong aroma, though, and not much sweetness at all. I would say that the smell lack some balance, but pulls off the earthy angle well enough.
Taste (3.75/5): Wow. Spicy and earthy, I'm immediately hit with the signature flavors of rye and darker malt flavors. Some dark chocolate and a little clove and banana (could be due to the hefeweizen yeast used) show up, too. Little to no sweetness to the beer, this is all rye all the time, which is good if you like rye–which I definitely do. A bit one-noted, but the flavor is really good.
Mouthfeel (3.75/5): Medium carbonation and body. The spicy kick this beer packs surprisingly does not limit the drinkability of this one too much.
Overall (3.75/5): Flying Dog Roggen is a spicy beer that I think pairs really well with food. While a bit one-noted, it is a flavorful, bold beer that seems, at least to me, to punch above its weight in terms of flavor to ABV ratio. I enjoyed it well enough, though two in a row–because of the rye centric flavor–might be a little too difficult to pull off.
09-28-2013 20:25:03 | More by hagbergl
3.49/5 rDev -10.3%
On tap at Max's (from notes).
A: Hazy brown with lacing.
S: Interesting grain/malt smell. Odd.
T: Grain and rye with a bit of farmhouse in there. Weird. I wonder what all was in the kettle.
M: Slightly crisp. Eh.
O: Not bad but quite different. Always something different in their rarities series.
10-29-2013 02:11:52 | More by gillagorilla
3.91/5 rDev +0.5%
From 10/01/13 notes. Had this one on tap at Ginger Man in NYC. Style 103 of 104 knocked off the list.
a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of toasted malts, fruity malts, bread, wheat, dough, and some light citrus. Nice nose; not a ton going on, but nice.
t - Tastes of fruity malts, toasted malts, bread, dough, biscuitmalts, grains, earthy notes, and light floral hops. Taste is a little better than the nose with a little bit more fruit.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. This beer is insanely smooth and creamy, and very easy to drink. Best part of the beer, and one of the better mouthfeels for a beer I've had.
o - Overall a pretty good beer. Crazy easy to drink and light fruit throughout; reminds me a little bit of an amber ale. Worth checking out.
10-02-2013 19:58:50 | More by mdfb79
Roggen from Flying Dog Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.