Resurrection Roggenbier | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Resurrection RoggenbierResurrection Roggenbier

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 09-24-2013

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of ikidunot
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LanceH
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks like nasty bog water--amber but super cloudy with patches of light and dark, though at least it's got some persistent head--but tastes pretty nice. Rye presence is pretty muted at first, but as it warms you get some decent clove, peppercorn, baking spice, caraway, and rye. Smells and tastes both bready and yeasty. Hints of maple syrup? Moderate carbonation, decent body.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ63
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monticristo23
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHammer
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with two and a half fingers of head that produced mild lacing but did not stick around. The body is a dark brown with red notes when held up to the light. A fairly steady amount of carbonation here.

Smell: I can smell the heavier note of rye on this one, but peculiar sour acidic notes almost reminiscent of lemongrass and cilantro permeate this one with the barest notes of clove. Warming helps to bring it out a little bit more.

Taste: We start of with a fairly plain loaf of rye bread, maybe one of the sweeter store bought ones, but still pretty plain. Then around him dances a swirl of spicy pepper, lemongrass and for a moment, his out heartier spicy note comes forward. However it is all too brief as he settles back down and leaves the dance floor to a brush of piney hops.

Mouthfeel: However our plain loaf has left an impression as whispers of that spiciness continue onto the aftertaste. That said, it does come across as a bit dry. The carbonation on this seems to accent the rye and only the rye, but it's good.

Drinkability: By no means is this hard to get down, but it's in a very odd place for me. The dryness hurts wanting to have more, but the taste is intriguing enough to interest you. Not at all rough on the system and on the lighter side of medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: This is my first Roggenbier, and my first positive experience with rye beer (which were basically just IPAs with rye thrown into the mix). It's intriguing to drink, but not exactly refreshing. I just feels like it is missing something. I think what that is, is oak aging and I can see this being great to cut down some of the sweetness of oaked ale. Sadly though, this is not oaked age and while it was a good experience, exceptional it was not. Give it a whirl if you haven't had a Roggenbier.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

341 ml bottle purchased as part of a sampler pack. Worked out to about $2.60 CDN per bottle. Served cool into a pint glass.

Appearance - clear dark ruby color with some bronze hues. Enormous multiple finger head is poured and sticks around for a while leaving a death of tan lacing around the glass.

Smell - definitely a bunch of strong rye notes, but also a strong metallic presence. Sharp and spicy smelling.

Taste - some light rye grannies, some light caramel malt. Some spicy rye follows up abut there's a flat blandness after the initial taste.

Mouthfeel - smooth and well carbonated with a spicy finish. Too big of a body for the flavor but still not bad.

Overall - not bad for my first foray into the style, rye is definitely noticeable but the metallic smell and central blandness mid sip keep this from being better. Still worth a try and good to see new styles represented in Ontario.

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Photo of DrJay
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikemands
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in a sampler pack. The rye is not overpowering like it is in some rye beers

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz glass at the Cameron's tap takeover at the Underground.

This beer appears a rather hazy, medium dishwasher brown colour, with one thin finger of wispy, and weakly bubbly off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of semi-sweet doughy pale and caramel malt, faintly spicy rye grain, fruity yeast, muddled citrus flesh, and subtle leafy, piney hops. The taste is bready caramel malt, gritty rye grain, mixed and matched dark and pale orchard fruit, a touch of watery citrus juice, settled yeast, and understated leafy, weedy, and piney hops.

The bubbles are pretty laid-back in their timid frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly fruity in its plain as the day is long smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the barely rye-flecked malt and general fruitiness ruling the roost.

I don't have a whole whack of examples of this style upon which to draw, so I can't say how well this one falls into the canon as such, but this is certainly sweeter than (my) average Roggenbier. Worthy of giving a go, nonetheless, even if any brew from this outfit reminds me of kicking it in the bar of my fancy Victoria St. hotel with my future wife a number of years ago.

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Photo of Electros
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MayonakaStout
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamoTO700
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of andrenaline
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Cadbury
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Wajohnst
3.55/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Resurrection Roggenbier from Cameron's Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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