Roggen | Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery
California, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 01-10-2011

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of IceAce
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in the 0.5 litre nonic glass at Blind Lady in San Diego.

Dark amber with a fair sudsiness. Nicely carbonated in the mouth. Fruity like pear cider. The rye is less bitter than others I've tried. Fruity pineapple perfume in the nose as well as on the tongue. Tastes like they took the sugar out of CocaCola. Biscuits and honey.

Interesting flavors, it seems to keep changing. Just slightly sweet but plenty of malt. Just a slight bitter aftertaste, but more the bitterness of tannic wine. Overall, though, it was really likable and made a great tall drink.

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Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

967th Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@Taps Brea, CA

App- A lighter brown with golds and yellow at the bottom of the glass. A 1/8" of bubbles but did retain a lot of sticky cling.

Smell- A grainy little beer with lots of rye in it. Smells a good bit like Rugbrod but a little more spicy and had some vanilla finish to it.

Taste- This was pretty damn tasty for a style I had never had before. Like a good loaf of bread. The rye is very forward on this one with spices and grain as the nose eluded too. For only a 5.4% it tastes much boozier than it really is. I was a bit confused on the end of this flavor as a bit of banana and bubble gum came in to elude to being a Hefe off shoot?

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. The rye residual flavors are there and the bubble gum continues to stick around.

Drink- Well for a newer style to me it carried a bit from other German styles. I did like it and it was better than average. I would like to have this one again in a home setting to have a 2nd go of it.

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Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Taps Brea

A: The pour is an incredibly turbid orange color with a small white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: Quite a bit of spice on the nose, much like a hefeweizen with some rye in it. A decent amount of wheat and a lot of banana esters to go with it.

T: The flavor is pretty sweet with a lot of banana, and the same spiciness that the nose offered. The rye is there, but there's a fair amount of clove flavor, too.

M: Medium feel on the palate, the carbonation is decent enough.

D: Not bad, I guess. I don't know how "true to style" it is, but tasty.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 1/9/2011 at the brewpub. Gratuitous, unnecessary, glutonous are good words to describe this day and especially the extra brewery stop.

Pours murky brown with some white mixed in, creamy white head, decent retention, good lacing.

Aroma is banana, rye, and wheat. Banana?

Flavor is lots of banana, a healthy dose of rye spiciness, some generic German ale yeast (a touch of grape), and possibly wheat. I'm confused if this is just a hefeNweizen with some rye added.

Body is medium and plenty enjoyable. I'm torn here because style-wise this is bad, but it is quite enjoyable. I'll split the difference.


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Roggen from Taps Fish House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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