The Flagship Brewing Company

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The Flagship Brewing Company
New York, United States
Rye Beer - Roggenbier
Ranked #6
Ranked #17,962
3.85 | pDev: 12.73%
Jan 22, 2022
Sep 15, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Flagship's autumn seasonal combines two classic German beer styles. Roggenbier is a German ale brewed with rye grain. Märzenbier, also known as Oktoberfest for the Munich beer festival, is a full-flavored beer that marks the season. We give you Flagship Roggenfest! This malty brew uses Vienna and Munich varieties of malted barley that are complemented with German malted rye and German chocolate rye. Bavarian noble hops balance the beer with a mild bitterness and soft floral aroma. The result is a full-bodied dark copper colored ale with a smooth texture and spicy-like characteristic from the rye malt. Grab some bratwurst or a pretzel and enjoy a Roggenfest before the all the leaves fall.
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3.97 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Can was a gusher.
Huge off white head.
Smells hoppy.
Tastes too hoppy for either style, can't taste the rye.
I would not buy again, as it went all over the place, and wasn't all that good.
Your opinion may differ.

Dec 02, 2021
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3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Roggenfest from Flagship Brewing. 12 oz can purchased from Shangy’s, Emmaus, PA. $ (including tax) ($0.855/oz). Stored at room temperature in store and at 40 degrees after purchase. Reviewed 22/11/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Undated can. Served at 40.8 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup. Final temperature 51.9 degrees.
Appearance – 4.5
First pour – Pale Amber (SRM 9), hazy.
Body – Deep Amber (SRM 15), opaque. When rear-lite, Medium Amber (SRM 12), clear with effervescence.
Head – Huge (Maximum seven cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, good retention, diminishing to a seven to twenty mm irregular meringue-like crown and complete cap fed by moderate carbonation. Multiple islands of tiny bubbles remain above the retracting head. Second pour produces a one cm head.
Lacing – Fair. Wide broken rings of tiny to medium bubbles. See also above.
Aroma – 3 – Weak toasted malt. No hops, no yeast, no rye.
Flavor – 3.5 – Taste follows the nose but slightly bitter and a bit spicy with rye. No ethanol (6 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 (After deducting 0.25 point for an undated can) Somewhere between a marzen and a roggenbier, neither fish nor fowl. Rye does come through in the flavor but not the nose. Otherwise, unremarkable.

Nov 22, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: October 23, 2021... OCCASION: watching The Office with the family... GLASSWARE: Tiffany glass stein... pours a robust amber orange body that supports a staunch, pillowed, cambering off-white head... its body streams tiny bubbles... hints of chocolate, toasted malts, and light spiciness... first sip is significantly weighted, yet smooth and drinkable... a bit of bite at the teeth, with a pronounced lagerish finish... vibrant in its action... in a mash-up that sounds great in theory, this roggenbier leans more on the chocolate than the malt bill, sweet with sugar and caramel... light spices are detectable... this is enjoyably odd and oddly enjoyable--refreshing, approaching complexity--a beer I will seek out again next fall, for sure...

Oct 24, 2021
3.55 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Sep 22, 2021
3 by JohnG190 from New York on Jan 17, 2021
3.93 by EMH73 from New York on Sep 26, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a clear dark amber, 2" tan head, excellent retention and lacing. Nose is brown bread, caramel, toasted malt, earthy hop, and traces of baking spice. Taste is excellent balance of bitterness and mild sweetness - pumpernickel toast with a grainy sweetness that never overwhelms. Mouthfeel is crisp yet rich and full, good carbonation. This was a very pleasant to revisit.

Nov 03, 2019
4.33 by BklynBryan from New York on Sep 10, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a dark orange-brown body with decent head and lace. Aroma is grainy, lager-dry, touch of caramel-like malts in smell as well. Medium-bodied, taste follows aroma with a grainy, dry hoppiness mixed with a bevy of maltiness that gives off a little sweetness and has an easy finish.

Oct 04, 2018
4.2 by chiefz1 from New York on Apr 08, 2018
3.81 by smithj4 from New York on Sep 19, 2017
3.54 by IBUBrew from Vermont on May 18, 2017
3.72 by plaid75 from New York on Oct 27, 2016
3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Sep 24, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a brownish color with honey edges and a huge head that was at least two fingers high. The nose has hearty bready notes as well as a spicy rye character. The flavor follows the nose with an earthy maltiness upfront and a nice hop bitterness on the finish that is perfect and definitely not over the top.

This offering makes for an interesting hybrid style. A perfect beer for the first day of autumn.

Sep 23, 2016
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3.13/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Soft mouthfeel. Caramel, toffee, and bready malts fill out the mouthfeel.

Herbal hop presence. Rye is noticeable when I look for it, bringing subtle spice.


Sep 12, 2016
2.92 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey on Jun 27, 2016
4 by Skellbop from New York on Mar 07, 2016
4.5 by Chugs13 from New Jersey on Dec 27, 2015
3.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 08, 2015
3.5 by Amalak from New York on Dec 19, 2014
5 by mervABV from Pennsylvania on Nov 21, 2014
5 by vtbrewerpat from Vermont on Nov 21, 2014
3.75 by Hypersomnia from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2014
Roggenfest from The Flagship Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 26 ratings