Beaver Brewing Company

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German Roggenbier
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Ranked #13,452
4.17 | pDev: 8.87%
Beaver Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can from Tavour. Caramel colored pour, flat. Aroma and taste are Rye bread, plenty of sweetness, toffee. A little musty funk too, typical to rye.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a pint glass. No freshness dating, but a recent release straight from the brewery. Thanks Dan! My first of this style.

Dull amber body with some yellow highlights. Small white head dissipates to a ring and covering leaving very little lacing.

Really nice aroma. Belgian yeast with some good malt smell.

Upon tasting, the yeast and malt come through nicely. Unfortunately, the rye is only the barest hint. It also feels a little watery

Mouth is medium, finish malt and yeast

Overall, it's an easy drinking pleasant enough beer. I just wish the rye had a bit more punch to it.

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Photo of beergoot
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, golden yellow body; nice carbonation; thin and wispy head. Excellent malty and spicy rye aroma; earthy. Richly sweet flavor infused with a malty backbone and fruity esters; a little peppery and spicy; some sourness. Heavy body; thick and oily; fairly sweet with a touch of sour tang throughout.

Overall, this is a very fine beer. The look suffers with the limp head, but things snowball with the aroma and flavor. This beer definitely highlights the rye and has low hop presence. A great little beer for the style.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super clean and refreshing. Tons of the banana and bubblegum yeast you get in a Hefeweizen, but slightly spicy on the finish from the rye. The only beer from the style I’ve had, but I could definitely see this taking off if more people made it. Just a slight variation off the traditional hefe,

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Photo of TheGent
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Eggshell head. Loosely packed bubbles rise quickly and fall fast. Translucent and turbid. The pale amber looks really attractive in the dawn sunlight, but is a bit dull inside. No lacing and no visible carbonation. A thin ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Nose: Sweet and sour complexity. Fruity esters. Overly ripened apricot, dried apricot, overly ripened pineapple, sweet peach, honey, white grapes. The more it warms the more I get some floral notes and a spicy sweetness. A toffee-like note.

Taste: This beer is very fruity. It has a mild, fruity and pleasant tartness. Think light colored stone fruit such as fresh apricot and peach. These are the two prominent flavors. It’s not a terribly spicy beer. A little doughy. Sourdough. Cooked pineapple. Thinking like a pineapple upside cake. The sweet breadyness and sugary sweet cooked fruit. No bitterness. Sweet and sour overall.

Feel: The fast rising and falling head had me thinking highly carbonated. But it’s not. Medium level of carbonation. Smooth. Semi-sweet and some tartness that kisses the side of the palate.

Overall: As far as I can tell this beer is the second Roggenbier I’ve ever had, so my experience with the style is non-existent. I purchased this beer because of the style. For what it’s worth, this beer reminds me of a lot of Belgian beers I’ve had, due to the fruity esters. I don’t know what type of yeast they use. I really like the flavor profile of this beer and it seems to nicely hit on the characteristics expected after reading about it. Well done.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy dark orange/brown, like a darker hefeweizen. Two or three fingers of big, fluffy head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Spicy rye bread. Mild sourness, somewhat fruity.

Taste: Milder form of the rye bread smell, with that tart citrus note coming on the back.

Mouthfeel: Decently full body with nice carbonation to balance.

Overall: For my first rye beer, this was surprising. It's very refreshing and isn't as weird or challenging as one might expect.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copperish organish color with a one finger head which gives way to a skim which stays around for the whole time. There is also nice lace up and down the glass. The aroma is of rye up front with a banana presence in the middle. The end has a hint of citrus. The taste has a rye and spice backbone. Half way through you get a banana taste as well as a hint of sweetness and citrus. The mouthfeel is well carbonated. Overall this is a very good beer the taste is complex and interesting. The rye and the sweetness give a great balance to each other.

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Photo of kimbo33
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Never had one of these but I am now on a mission to find more! This is an awesome beer, and maybe just an awesome style. Pours a coppery color, lots of thick head to it. The taste is a strange one, you are thinking Hefewiezen, but getting rye. I can't explain it, a spicy hefe?

Nice and bubbly. High carbonation. Easy to drink. Hope this becomes a regular.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick off-white foam head that has nice retention. There is ample lacing down the sides.

S: A nice clean and very pleasant scent. There is some rye and spice with a hint of citrus. There is also a nice undertone of bananas and bubblegum

T: Starts off with a nice amount of gritty rye taste. As a Rye Bourbon fan, it is quite enjoyable. In the middle there is an ample amounts of bananas and clove to go along with the rye. On the backend there is a nice undertone of citrus.

M: A nice light bodied beer, very clean and crisp. Ample amounts of carbonation.

O: I have enjoyed many of the beers from Beaver Brewing, but this one is my favorite. Thanks to Dan my first Roggenbier was a huge success!

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