Beaver Brewing Company

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Beaver Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Rye Beer - Roggenbier
Ranked #1
Ranked #9,473
4.1 | pDev: 8.54%
Sep 02, 2020
Aug 06, 2011
Notes: None
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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: An opaque deep orange which appears flat but for a two finger dense froth that settles to a cap with soapy lace on the glass.

S: Very much on the sweet and wheat side of the spectrum. Clive and light banana - even lime, but there is some rye and damn if it’s not a little off-putting. Hard to grade per style with my limited experience of the style. More orange rind as it get the slightest temp.

T: Follows the nose, way more rye, but I like it more so on the palate!

F: For me the worst aspect of the beer.
It’s rich, thick, and overtly malty. Too much to be the least bit refreshing despite the reasonable level of carbonation. Like a canned Mexican fruit nectar that turns out hard to swallow.

O: Flavor profile interesting. Mouthfeel is a challenge though.

Sep 02, 2020
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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Interesting beer. A little odd - reminded me of a cross between a saison and wheat beer. No date printed on can. Pours a nice darker golden color with abundant foaming white head that settled to smaller rings of lingering lacing. Smells of strong wheat, yeast, banana, some clove, grain, corn, barnyard funk, must. Taste follows the nose, quite tart and musty and strong. Too much for me, and as this was my first roggenbier I really didn't have any basis for comparison. Smooth sticky mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Will have to try others from this style.

Aug 13, 2020
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 16oz tall can into my BeerAdvocate teku. No packaging date on the can.

Appearance: shimmery light-copper hue with a light haze and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam atop. I actually think it's quite pretty.

Smell: lightly spicy aroma with notes of banana and clove; the overall effect is not unlike banana bread. It's delicate and lovely.

Taste: right up front, it's nutty and toasty, segueing into that banana/clove finish. The spiciness adds a nice dimension of flavor; this is an interesting and complex beer. I dig it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. Quite good.

Overall: I haven't tried every roggenbier in the world, but this one is quite nice. It's balanced and flavorful, and I could definitely see quaffing this again.

Jul 08, 2020
3.86 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Jul 05, 2020
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a hazy, medium orange amber with a fine, one finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of wheat, mild rye tartness, light caramel and light stone fruit; inviting. Flavor is wheat, rye, lemon, faint pineapple, farmhouse yeast. Light citrus tartness in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. The look and aroma of this beer reminded me a lot of a hefeweizen, but the flavor has a more rustic, almost saison like profile. The rye tartness reminds me of some of the flavors from a saison. I've had only one German Roggenbier and it seemed to have a light caramel character, while this one is cleaner, like a wheat beer. I smelled wheat, but don't taste much in the flavor; I'm not sure if any wheat is even used here. This is a rare style and I'm glad to have found this one. The body is light and refreshing with not too much tartness. Nice job.

Jul 04, 2020
Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Nov 05, 2019
Photo of MikeWard
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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.

Sep 07, 2019
4 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Aug 30, 2019
Photo of beergoot
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

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.

Aug 25, 2019
Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

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,

Aug 21, 2019
Photo of TheGent
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheGent from New Jersey

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.

Aug 20, 2019
4.75 by Donkster46 from Washington on Aug 20, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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.

Aug 18, 2019
4.3 by GoneARye from Washington on Jul 29, 2019
4 by billbeers from Pennsylvania on Jun 11, 2013
4.25 by spycow from Illinois on Jan 17, 2013
Photo of goblue3509
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by goblue3509 from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 07, 2011
Photo of kimbo33
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by kimbo33 from Pennsylvania

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.

Aug 06, 2011
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by IronCitySteve from Pennsylvania

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!

Aug 06, 2011
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