Störtebeker Roggen-Weizen
Störtebeker Braumanufaktur

Störtebeker Roggen-WeizenStörtebeker Roggen-Weizen
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Style:
German Roggenbier
Ranked #18
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #35,569
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 15.22%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
49
From:
Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
83
Good
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Reviews by sfprint:
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3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The head is totally out of control. When it hit the glass, nothing BUT head. Amber brown in color and cloudy, although there appears to be very minimal carbonation flowing upwards.

S: Sweet, doughy yeast, like a hearty pastry. But something about it is sharp, maybe the rye?

T: Interesting. Hefeweizen esque, however the rye flavor modifies it in a cool way. Minerally aftertaste, and just a bit too sweet.

M: Medium body, very sparkly finish.

O: Decent beer. Different and interesting, though I wouldn't jump at it.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doc’s beer style #100: Roggenbier! It’s taken us a while to get here, 4 years in fact, but here we are and Roggenbier is lucky number 100. So what is Roggenbier? It is a beer style brewed with roggenmalz, duh! OK, but let’s pretend for a second we don’t speak German (das ist nicht gut!) what is ‘roggenmalz’ and how does it affect me as a beer drinker? There is a simple equation: Roggenmalz = rye malt = awesome sour/pepper notes3 in your beer. Easy. Now I will point out that this brew also contains weizen (or wheat) as well so expect some banana/clove Phenols as well.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.

A: This is one great looking brew: Cloudy toffee-coloured body with a 1 cm creamy dense off-white coloured head that sticks around like forever bro. Leaves a thick lace on the sides of the glass as it drains - this is a head of Guinnessian proportitions! 10/10.

S: Upfront weizen banana/clove Phenols suggest that we are in for more of a weizen experience along with the roggen which comes through with a slight sourdough bread note. Hints of some complex sweet caramel/toasty malts linger in the background as well. 8/10.

T: Then when you taste it there is a big underlying earthy flavour. It’s not nearly as weizeny as I was expecting but those banana/clove Phenols are there adding their own polite nod. The sweetness of the malts is less pronounced and gives way to sour (but interestingly not bread) characters with the finish being more sour and dry than anything else, this really is a new genre of beer for me, though it could use a bit more flavour kick IMHO. 7/10.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy Hefeweizen-like carbonation, it’s hard to complain about that. 8/10.

D: Well, well, well... well. The overriding opinion at the end of this review is: more roggen, less weizen please. Whilst I did enjoy the rye aspects of this brew they were slightly overshadowed by rye’s brash and charismatic cousin wheat - and there’s the rub Störtebeker - wheat will always eclipse rye in a straight shootout as it has the bold Phenol advantage that rye lacks. As it stands I will probably get this again as something that’s weizenesque and different to go to when I am almost tired of Weizens, but I will also continue my search for other Roggenbiers to whet my palate with. 8/10.

Food match: Can you say “bratwurst mit senf und roggenbrot mit sauerkraut”? Ja!

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1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

Photo of stevoj
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like a loaf of rye bread, this beer is slightly more sour and bitter than your normal weizen. Color is brown with beige head, smell is like rye or pumpernickel. Some mild weizen notes are hinted at (bananas). Nice change of pace....

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Photo of chebode2
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of samEBC
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber colour from the bottle.

It smelled syrupy/sweet with cereal malts and wheat, with a bit of earthy-ness (Like and earthy witbier).

Tasted very sweet and malty with bread/cereal grains. Medium-bodied, like a wheatbeer with matls and a bit of an Irish red ale.

Would I buy it again? Probably.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of korene84
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of humulus
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: deep amber, cloudy, with lots of yeast particles. Looks very attractive. Foam is a brownish white and disappears quickly.

Smell: fruity, flowery, candy banana, overripe bananas, yeast and something chemical and not very appetizing.

Taste: sweet, fresh and fruity, banana flavor is powerful. A bit of tang and brown sugar, with a spicy tone from rye, with syrup and vanilla. Just as with the taste there is a bit of a chemical tone, as of soap.

Mouthfeel: creamy texture, carbonation is medium. Pretty decent.

Overall: I was very excited about this one but felt a bit let down, which probably led to the relatively low grade. Was hoping for a finnish rye bread and wheat sweetness but ended up with a rather strange, flowery and perfume-ish beer. It's drinkable though.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of dcmchew
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber pour, huge light beige fluffy head, niceretention.
Strong smell of sweet overripe banana, caramel, clove, some faint tutti frutti, lots of spicy yeasts.
Taste isn't overly sweet like the nose predicted: caramel coated banana chips, sure, but balanced by crisp oranges and some apples and pears bring a bit of acidity. Huge spiciness, with clove, faint marzipan, pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, peppercorn and faint vanilla. Plus extra from the rye, like a dry spicy maltiness, but not too strong. Mildly bitter finish, a bit of sweet wheaty malts remain in the aftertaste.
Lighter body than the eye would tell, prickly carbonation that fits just perfect.
Tho the rye isn't extremely obvious, the result is a very tasty dunkelweizen. Really good.

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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Störtebeker Roggen-Weizen from Störtebeker Braumanufaktur
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 49 ratings