Rogg & Roll
Night Shift Brewing

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German Roggenbier
Ranked #3
Ranked #20,994
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Night Shift beer and first Roggenbier. Knocking out two categories with this one! I have no idea what to expect honestly.

Has the color of a chocolate pudding jelly belly bean. The head is popcorn colored and 2 fingers tall.

Aromas are faint but of caramel, snappy horehound, and dry grain.

Flavors lie somewhere between a Doppelbock and a Scotch. I get slight alcohol heat, but with a nice molasses-horehound-sarsaparilla thing. Caramel, licorice, starchy dry grain, rye bread. Some light chocoalte/dry cocoa going on as well.

Feel is medium bodied all the way, with a nice slightly parchy semi-dry finish.

Overall, it's a delicious beer. I don't know whether it's a good example or a bad one, but I'd have it again. Beer!

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Photo of lic217
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks reddish brown, with big white head. Smell bread, chocolate mostly. Taste is chocolately bread with sme dark fruit. Starts slightly sweet but ends dry. High carbonation. A nice sipper at only 4.7% ABV. This first Roggenbier and really enjoyed it. I think its a great beer.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This style reminds me of a brown ale. Earthy malt, semi dry profile. Malt driven for sure. Not picking up much hop flavor. Fairly balanced. Probably more of a gimmick calling this a roggenbier instead of a brown ale.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy deep copper color with a half-finger of khaki head. The head is gone rather quickly, leaving some splotches of lace along the way.

The aroma is very dark fruit forward, with notes of fig and black cherries. There's also tons of doughy bread with just a touch of spiciness throughout.

The flavor follows the nose. Black cherries, raisins, fig, and a ton of bready malt. Lightly spicy on the finish.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down very smooth.

Overall, a pretty good beer that's both highly drinkable and full of flavor. This is the first roggenbier I've had, so I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of rye character throughout. That said, still a good, easy-drinking beer.

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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. canned 6/21/17

Pours dark amber red-brown with a frothy light khaki colored foam head. Smells like dark toasted bready grain, some chocolate, candied grapes, cherry, red plum, nutty biscuity caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, dried fruit, mild spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like dark toasted bready grains, some chocolate, candied grapes, cherry, red plum, nutty biscuity caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, dried fruit, mild spice, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice roggenbier.

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Rogg & Roll from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 12 ratings