Schleimhammer Roggenbier
Mill Street Brew Pub

Schleimhammer RoggenbierSchleimhammer Roggenbier
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada
3.67 | pDev: 10.63%
Jun 10, 2017
Nov 18, 2009
Roggenbier is an ancient style of beer from Germany that actually became extinct for 500 years it is unfiltered like the Wit beer because the style predates filtration. A lot of bad language was used during the first brew, to earn the name Schleimhammer meaning “Slime Hammer” in German, after the mess it caused. We learned a lot and the second brew went better. Producing a delicious beer with a hint of dryness from the Nugget hops and some rich fruitiness and aroma from the German Hefeweizen yeast.

12 IBU
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of ewpass
Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown with small head. Sweet root beer-like nose. Malty taste with spicy rye notes. Medium carbonation. A good rye-based beer.
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Apr 25, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Feb 19, 2017
Photo of taxandbeerguy
Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
355 ml bottle served cold into a chalice. Part of Mills Street's winter seasonal pack. This rendition is advertised as 5.3% ABV

Appearance - Schleimhammer pours a ruddy dark brown and a nice finger of so of fluffy light tan head. Pretty good staying power although minimal lacing left behind. Very hazy.

Smell - lots of cereal grains some toasted malts and a hint of smoke. Rye is noticeable with the light astringent and spicy aroma given off.

Taste - A little rye, lots of cereal grains, but actually quite a bit of wheat in here too with hints of banana. Strange but almost like a dunkelweizen / roggenbier hybrid.A little spice with possibly some cloves at the end. Taste is somewhat thin.

Mouthfeel - A creamy texture (due to the wheat-like characteristics). Body is medium -heavy and carbonation is crisp.

Overall - Schleimhammer isn't a bad offering from Mill Street, although it seems heavy on wheat like characteristics and the flavors just seem a little thin across the board. Solid but lacking the wow factor for sure.
Jan 14, 2017
Photo of WoodBrew
Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I got a bottle of this from a mixed pack I bought whilst in Hamilton for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a murky amber with off white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of vanilla and German dunkel malt. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There is smoke and German dunkel malt. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer.
Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 2.41 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2016
Photo of Borbly
Reviewed by Borbly from Canada ()

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a slightly hazy, ruby red body with a faint amount of off-white head. The scent is very spicy and estery, with some bandaid scent coming over. The latter isn't so pleasant bu the rest works out alright on top of it. The taste is very floral and furthermore ester-forward, almost overbearingly so. Not a large hop presence, even though I think it really adds to rye-based beers. A fairly smooth mouthfeel, though the band-aid after-effect lingers a little too long. Overall an ok beer, one that I probably wouldn't go back to though.
Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Dec 04, 2016
Photo of thehyperduck
Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
355 mL bottle included in their Winter 2016 sampler pack; dated Nov 17 2016 and served lightly chilled.

Pours a turbid amber-bronze colour, producing one finger of frothy beige-coloured head. It weakens and fades over the next couple of minutes, with a creamy-looking collar and smooth layer of foam being the eventual remnants. Grainy wheat and spicy rye bread comprise the bulk of the aroma, with hints of banana, spicy clove and some caramelized malts. Smells about halfway between a German hefe and a Belgian ale, with pronounced phenolic notes - though the presence of rye malts also provides the nose with some added personality.

The taste follows the aroma, with malted wheat and rye being the primary driving force in either case. Pale, grainy wheat malts and rye bread, with overripe banana, red apple flesh and caramel sweetness also coming through. Peppery clove and yeast confidently take over the back end, with lightly herbal hop bitterness blending in seamlessly with the spicy notes. Light-ish in body - a little too light, actually, with kind of a watery texture and brisk, lively carbonation that foams up in the mouth, only adding to the 'airy' feel. Good drinkability, but in the end I think this beer is lacking a certain je ne sais quois.

Final Grade: 3.62, a B grade. Schleimhammer Roggenbier makes for an acceptable tipple, though (like many, if not most Mill Street products) I find it to be rather forgettable in the end. Most fans of German-style wheat beers will probably appreciate this one - the rye is a bit more noticeable on the nose than in the flavour profile, so overall there's a lot of overlap between this and certain German hefes/dunkelweizens - Erdinger Dunkel definitely came to my mind early on in this review. Decent, but nothing to write home about; if this were available in singles I might pick it up once in a while.
Dec 01, 2016
Photo of biboergosum
Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
355ml bottle, part of the current winter mixed pack. I recall asking about this brew when I was in Hogtown during summer a number of years ago, in an effort to complete all the styles (roggenbier being rather tough to come by, at the time), and getting a good laugh out of the bartender. Fuck them.

This beer pours a hazy, dark copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and fairly creamy beige head, which leaves a few instances of coral reef grotto lace around the glass as it slowly but surely recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready pale malt, an equal to the task and edgy rye graininess, gently phenolic yeast, some prominent banana/generic citrus fruitiness, subtle black and white pepper mill output, and some very tame earthy, leafy, and floral noble hoppiness. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, further saucy rye grainy notes, wet banana chips, muddled domestic citrus rind, a now rather agreeable yeastiness, and some still plain but palatable leafy, weedy, and herbal green hop bitters.

The carbonation is fairly light on its feet, via an insouciant frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of rye aggressiveness (y'all know what I mean) bringing the mood down a bit here. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel/rye malt, banana pudding, and fading yeasty esters escorting us out of the building.

Overall, this is a nice combination of dunkelweizen and rye beer, with the latter doing well to pay respect to the former. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but that's ok, especially if you're in the market for such a libation, which I'm sure many people are.
Nov 29, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by BigGruntyThirst from Canada (ON)

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by TheBeeraholic from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON)

Nov 06, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Jan 23, 2012
Rated: 3 by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Rijtjeshuis
Reviewed by Rijtjeshuis from Canada (ON)

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a seidel mug.

LOOK (4/5) Pours a copper with some nice orange highlights. The color is presented well by the opaqueness of the beer (along the lines of a kellerbier). The head was off-white and ample, it hung around for a while and left very faint lacing.

SMELL (3.5/5) The smell is dominated by yeast, very similar to a hefeweizen's banana-and-clove profile. That being said, it is somewhat sharper than a hefeweiss and the rye sourness is hinted at.

FLAVOUR (3.5/5) The yeastiness of the aroma is more faint on the tongue than in the nose. Its only briefly noticeable. Rather, the flavor is really dominated by breadiness and sour-rye notes to finish. This finish has a very nice rye sourness, but doesn't hit the smokey or spicy notes I had expected. Some faint hopping plays well with the sourness.

FEEL (4/5) A nice middling to full body on this one. What's really nice is that the sourness tickles the inside of your cheeks and the hops touch the back of the tongue in a way that plays pretty nicely off the fullness and breadiness. Its also well carbonated, similar to an effervescent hefeweiss. Really, this was the strength of the beer to me and what really stands out.

DRINK (4/5) Rye beers, being somewhat heavier that your average session beer, are the sort of thing you can put down again and again. That being said, I think that this brew deftly avoids heaviness with some of the lighter aspects to it. That makes for a nice drink.

I like this one quite a bit and I'm sad to see it go.
Jul 16, 2011
Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
Reviewed by Reinheitsgebot71 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased from queens quay Lcbo.

Pours a deep mahogany with a medium opaqueness. A tight 3 finger tan head is very active and bubbly, quickly dissipating to a decent covering of foam.

On the nose are hits of root beer and molasses. Supporting these are spicy fruity notes of mince meat pie, quatre epics and some light yeastiness.

Tastes of mulled cider, watery brown sugar and flat coke. Minimal hopping, malt very prevalent especially in the finish.
The beer is full in the mouth, without being viscous, coating the tongue quite well. Medium carbonation keeps things lively.

A nice representation of a very interesting style I'd love to see more of.
Nov 25, 2010
Photo of ThatWineGuy
Reviewed by ThatWineGuy from Canada (ON)

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice brown appearance with amber highlights, tan head about a half finger, minor lacing. The nose is very much rye bread, caraway, wheat. Moderately carbonated, nice full body. Taste is appealing with some effervesence in the mouth, clean taste, kiwi, strawberry, nice malt bill and a dry refreshing finish. This beer is doughy and crispy at the same time, nice job Mill St., very drinkable.
Nov 15, 2010
Schleimhammer Roggenbier from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 50 ratings