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Roggenbock | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NeroFiddled on 09-30-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Ieatlambfries:
Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a rocky tan head. Looked very similar to apple cider.

The smell was pure malt and caraway seed.

The taste was upfront caraway seed. This was literally like eating a piece of rye bread. Slightly sweet bready malts back up the distinctive rye taste. Not a tremendous hop presence, but it is definitely there in the back ground.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick. Full body, almost coarse.

Very drinkable. A nice surprise. I've had their rye beer many times before. But a strong rye was quite a treat. If you are seeking the ultimate in rye beers, this may be it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tiny bubbles gently ascend through its crystal-clear bronze body to take their place beneath its short head of creamy white froth. The retention is good, and its head slowly dwindles to just a thin, creamy collar and whispy surface covering. Some sticky lace is left initially, but what remains after the head dies down slowly fades away as well. The aroma is rich, malty, sweet, juicy and fruity, with a delicately spicy side that's similar to that of a hefeweizen. The body is full, and it's very fine carbonation lightly tingles the tongue. The rich, juicy maltiness (sweet apples, ripe red berries) and spice found in the nose return in the flavor; and the zesty spice lays on the tip of the tongue through the drying aftertaste. Some caramelish notes evolve within the malt as you progress through the glass, giving it a very nice edge and a bit of complexity. It's quite clean, and exceptionally well-balanced by a firm but subdued bitterness that anchors its richness but never steps from the sidelines. Most impressive! The alcohol may bring you to a halt, but apart from that its drinkability is undeniable. Worth seeking out!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BeerGodz
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap @ Triumph Brewing Co - Princeton

Look: Dark mahogany color, creamy brown head with good lacing

Smell: Molasses, pumpernickel bread, caraway

Taste: Up Front: Caraway blast! Sweet malt. Finish: Nice and sweet with a little spice

Mouthfeel: Full body, creamy, with mild carbonation

Drinkability: Very smooth and easy to drink

Overall Impression: The caraway is very pronounced up front, but the sweetness and creaminess of the beer work well together with it. We really liked this beer. The problem is, we were there for the Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, and I think we forced ourselves to to pound this down, which was very hard to do because of the strong flavors. The other thing we liked about it is the caraway did not repeat on us.

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Photo of weeare138
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this hand bottled brew off a growler...
Appears a cloudy, dense, chestnut brown with a small, light tan head. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caraway, rye, nuts, and black pepper.
Taste is of the same aromas. Very similar to Jewish Rye bread.
Mouthfeel is semi-sweet, fluffy along the tongue, medium bodied, with just a touch of astringency.
Overall, a well done beer.

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Photo of Lupe
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown in color with some reddish hues, and a rocky tan head. Some lace remains behind clinging to the glass.

Aroma of bread, dark malt and caraway - This is a rye beer.

Flavor is of rye - bread & caraway. There is some sweetness in the background with a touch of hops. Finishes with a lingering spiciness from the caraway.

Nice mouthfeel - medium bodied, smooth & creamy with mild carbonation.

Highly drinkable. I've had their Jewish Rye, and this stronger rye beer is even better. I am not a fan of rye bread, but love this beer.

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Photo of cobalt60
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark beer; side by side with their imperial stout i couldn't see a difference.One inch head which quickly thinned to a covering but lasted to the bottom of the pint. Nose of carraway and i don't know what else; good though. Taste the same also mildly minty. Fine bubbles-felt really clean and refreshing.
I don't like carraway but i liked this beer. Had one, would have had another but 2 would be it for me.

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Photo of ark57
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a slight hazy light brown in color. The head is only about 1 finger and there is little lacing. It has a malty aroma with some caraway in the nose. It is smooth and medium bodied with some great spicy rye accents. It finishes with caraway. When I finished the pint, I thought I was eating fresh rye bread. A great fall beer.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample at the Princeton location: This interesting beer pours a dark brown color with a ruby halo. Medium beige head that has pretty good retention. Aroma of rye and pumpernickel bread (In German, "pumpern" means to break wind and "Nickel" means goblin - farting golbin?), plus some grainy malt. Medium-bodied with a strong rye character. Flavors of anise, malt and light hops are also present. The finish is bready with a lingering rye and hops aftertaste. Overall this is unique and very enjoyable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a red-edged, brown body with a thin, beige head.

Smell: Come one, come all if you're looking for an aroma of bread, dark malts, caraway, and fennel seeds.

Taste: Sweet bready taste of rye and dark malts. Plenty of caraway throughout. A small bit of chocolate. The finish is doughy with a light, lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm a complete fan of a brewing that's willing to drive by, throw an entire loaf of rye bread at my face, and drive off.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark mahogany brew with a creamy brown to tan head. Thick clumps of lacing adorn the sides of the glass.

S - Chocolate malt, some rye spiciness and a hint of molasses, like pumpernickel. Faintly smoky as well.

T - At first a bit of lightly sweet strong dark baking chocolate flavor, then comes the intense rye profile - dense rye bread some light chocolate, like pumpernickel with nutella spread on it, but less hazelnuts. Aftertaste is a lingering spicy rye that shifts into a light bitter finish. Awesome.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, very refreshing.

D - Outstanding! A great beer with great flavor. I had never heard of a roggenbock before but I love the style. Profile ws so intense that the glass did get hard to finish at the end.

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Roggenbock from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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