Thurn Und Taxis Roggen - Thurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei
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4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
A fantastic offering from those at Thurn Und Taxis, consumed vom Fass during my trip to Bavaria in September of 2006 after a run to a local Bier store.
This was my second foray into the world of Roggenbier, the first being this very Bier vom Fass in Regensburg. Deep and rich in color, the light beige head left whisps of lace along the side of my 0.5L glass, but not to the extent of the vom Fass version. The appearance was intriguing with definite suspension of yeasties in the rich, almost black brew. Aromas were fragrant, and well balanced - clear notes of fruit with a solid rye back bone. The flavor followed suit, and was uncloying. I expected something overly rich and heavy, but this was surprisingly smooth and easily drinkable. Definate notes of pumpernickel-type breadiness in the nose and on the palate. A wonderful find, to say the least.
10-04-2006 17:13:08 | More by goindownsouth
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
Thurn und Taxis Roggen is best served at proper cellar temperatures (50-55F) from a standard weizen glass or pilsner. This Roggenbier pours up very lively with ample carbonation which creates an inviting creamy white head that sits atop the murky copperish-brown body. The aroma is zesty with lots spicy phenolics (e.g. allspice, cloves & cinnamon sticks) and ripe fruity esters (e.g. bruised bananas, soft red plums & blood oranges). The typical weizen character is prevalent, but there's also a distinctive underlying rye breadiness along with some Noble hop flower notes. The flavor starts slighty yeasty and rather spicy (i.e. caraway seeds, fresh ground cloves, candied ginger) then gives into some fresh rye breadiness that carries a definable burnt caramel/toffee character. The bitter finish is slightly dry and acidic with hints of stone fruit astringency. This medium-full bodied specialty is often refered to as a Hefe-Ryzen and rightly so, as malted rye typically constitutes 50% or greater of the grist (some versions have upwards of 60-65% rye) such as this one. This one is not quite as complex as the original Schierlinger version, but a valiant effort nonetheless! Suggested pairings include a simple Pastrami on rye, a traditional BLT (Bacon Butty) served with fresh stone ground mustard or a classic Reuben (of course!) with a side order of Pommes frites (French fries/chips) and a Kosher pickle spear. Here's to the Regal Roggenbier of Regensburg!
*Taster's Note: My bottle listed 4.7%ABV
09-22-2006 15:01:33 | More by Beertracker
4/5 rDev +3.6%
This one was much anticipated, as a friend and I had hunted for some time to find it. This was the first roggenbier we had ever had, so I tried to be objective.
It was a nice red-brown color, slightly cloudy, with a fairly good head. Looked quite nice.
The aroma was of rich malt, with a little rye edge to it.
It was surprisingly smooth, with a rich malt taste and rye overtones that blended in well. It was more carbonated than I had expected.
In all, it lived up to expectations, and was worth the search effort.
06-25-2004 03:05:04 | More by connecticutpoet
3.25/5 rDev -15.8%
Pours a lightly hazy ochre brown, with a rather thick off white head. The head died out completely about halfway through the pint.
Aroma is mostly malty, a little rough, with a dash of hops. I guess that roughness is the rye? Smells a touch oxidized, with a slight wine-like air to it.
Aside from the winey flavor, which I assume shouldn't be there, it seemed like what a german lager style brown ale would be. Slight toasted malt character, with some rye rough-edgedness. Fairly clean and dry. Hops come through lightly in the finish, serving mostly to cut the sweetness of the malt. Carbonation is mild, particularly for a german style. Tasty, even though I think it was past it's prime. I'd definitely like to try this again when i know it's fresh.
08-19-2003 08:10:33 | More by UnionMade
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
Hazy, very dark-orange-honey color with a huge, tannish rocky head that drops shortly after pouring but leaves an excellent collar and some good lace. Unusual aroma - a citrusy "weizen-like" character, along with some "mintiness" (I assume from rye). The body is medium-light with a high level of carbonation that gives a zest on the tongue and a drying, grainy mouthfeel. The flavor is more subdued that might be expected, starting with a crisp bitterness, showing some smoky chararacter and spiciness along with some softly sweet fruit notes as it crosses the palate, and finishing dry and clean. There's a lot of complexity here but it's not readily apparent.
08-20-2002 14:53:10 | More by NeroFiddled
Thurn Und Taxis Roggen from Thurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei
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