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Track1 | Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
Virginia, United States
roanokerailhouse.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.58%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mralphabet on 04-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
83
pDev:
23.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by birderbeerer:
Photo of birderbeerer
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a translucent ruby to brown with a thin white head.

Smells like a standard beer but with a bit of a yeast note.

Taste approaches that of a light lager but is more complex with a solid yeast presence and some dry caramel malt and sweet toffee. Nothing to get excited about but more interesting than a standard lager.

Drinks easily. Sits a little heavy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a nice, dark amber. Nose offers very smooth malts. Taste is a smooth malt offering with hints of yeast. Very crisp on the palate, very carbonated. Overall not bad, especially at $4 for the 22oz at Whole Foods.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The Railhouse Brewery Track #1 Lager is not very good. The appearance is nice clear amber with thin off-white head that is not lacing. The scent very weak malt and a bitter hop. The taste is primarily a bitter taste from start to finish. The mouthfeel is light and decent carbonation. Overall it is not a decent beer and I would not session this....would rather do a coors lite.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a medium dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is big on malt with some hops and maybe some grain tossed in. The flavor is slightly odd with a nice mild hop bite, it grew on me with each sip. Overall, a pretty good beer.

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Photo of tanner1980
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Inyoureyes85
1.77/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

strange up front taste and very bland aftertaste

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Photo of Cckeynes
3.97/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of macpfb03
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of CpnYates
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the fact that Roanoke is pumping out some quality brew. That said, I can't just go "homer" and give this beer a above average rating because of where it comes from.

Lets face it, this is a VERY average brown ale. Clearly intended not to offend. Milder than Newcastle. I have had it on three occasions from three different establishments and each time came away with the opinion of... well nothing special here.

Not that I was hoping for some over the top IBU bomber or malt monster... but was a little let down. maybe their future offerings though. I'm probably not their ideal customer though.

This would however make for a great session beer, and that may be just what springs their company in this area of relative lack of love or support for any thing other than BMC and mass consumption.

Best wishes to the new brewery.

Beer Review:

A= nutty brown, a little darker than Newcastle but much less so than say a Sam Smith, pretty clear.

S= sweet malt, grains, small hops

T= mild, almost tea like taste, with little hop bite or linger aftertaste, the next sip comes quickly and easily.

M&D= The beer shines here. A great beer to have more than a few with. A beer that could allow the consumer to have a few and not place him/ her into an alchol funk for the evening. A true "pub" brew.

Overall pretty good job.

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Photo of wedge
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean copper color with a thin head that clings to the surface as a spotty cap. Rich, clean aroma...pear, nuts, chocolaty bread. Sweet, nutty, toasted bready malt flavors. A bit too bitter, which distracts from the maltiness. Earthy grain, caramel, and tea. Missing the overall finesse and cohesiveness of a well made German-style lager. Not terrible though...

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Photo of syndelee
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of dcerdman
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Wmbolling
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From bomber to nonic pint glass on 2/26/11
*From notes

A: Rich amber brilliance. 2+ finger head and pretty lacing that doesn't stick.

S: Almond and peanuts. Slightly metallic on the nose too, with hints of vanilla and alcohol.

T: Immediate earthy copper. Traces of mild smoke on the mid-palate, with a toasty and quite malty finish.

M: Fairly oily and slick. It's got reasonable weight, and the carbonation is well integrated.

O: This is simply a beer. It's not special or extreme, just something to quench your thirst, or sip on when you just want a brew. Don't go out of your way for it, but if you're in Roanoke, make a point to try it, as all the locals (at least the ones I know) are extremely proud to have their name on it.

On a side note, I've also had this on tap. I can honestly say that Track 1 is slightly heartier and richer from the keg.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was shocked to see something I didn't even know existed in bombers at Harris Teeter today, from an unknown brewery to boot. Looks interesting enough.

Pours a dark copper with a thin cream colored head that has little staying power. Pure clarity, little carbonation visible. Nose is pure chocolate malt with caramel and nut tones. Decent.

Sweet malt with minimal balance, a pleasant nutty finish with a touch of vanilla or toffee or something frisky, and a mellow aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. Just a tasty beer, really. Nothing fancy, nothing spectacular, but heavily sessionable and effortless.

Interesting first offering from these Virginia brewers. Worth checking out if you are looking for something quaffable.

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Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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Track1 from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.22 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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