Resurrection Roggenbier | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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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
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Photo of MJ63
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Sammy
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not all that rye and using a banana imparting yeast. Lacy. The Only Café. So-so drinkability, ok as a beer. Brown coloured body, small head.Somewhat rough.Clove and spice. Toasted malt, not that interesting a rye beer, needs something else to make it interesting.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LanceH
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a generous head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of rye malt with light spicy notes. Taste is quite smooth with some spicy notes and a smooth finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Maybe a tad too dry for its own good and a bit too much notes of unrefined grain to be highly drinkable.

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Photo of MattCampbell
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +14%

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

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a rusty tinge much like the hide of a deer. No carbonation. Cloudy, huge slight tan head of 4 fingers fades relatively fast but holds to 2 fingers, a little chunky lacing.

S: Bananas, reminiscent of weizenbock in scent and colour, some peppery yeasts reminding me of a dark Belgian style ale, slight smokiness reminiscent of Unibroue’s La Terrible. Some paint.

T: Really unique, unexpected. I get what starts like a weisenbock, then levels to a much flatter level of almost watery consistency with bananas and cloves, some black pepper, then near the end the paint comes in and an essence of Belgian yeasts. Light sourness, but certainly not lambic like. It comes across more as a dry nearly watery quality that is thirst quenching.

M: Medium body, little carbonation, dry all the way through.

O: Never had this style before, but it is certainly unique. I love the idea of rye beers, but I don’t have anything really to compare this with as its my first Roggienbier. Dry and unique, but nothing really standing out to make it interesting. It wants food, and by that I mean I see myself not drinking this for the outstanding flavor, but more for its unique even keeled character, or perhaps as refreshment on a hot day. Cool label.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
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 spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $6

Appearance - Slightly hazy reddish brown colour with an average size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, rye, grass/herbal

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and rye. There is also some grassy notes and a bit of a fruity (banana?) flavour.

Overall - A decent very drinkable and well balanced beer, but nothing that is all that exciting. Worth picking one bottle up but not something I'd buy again.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of FRANKIE65
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber picked up at the local LCBO; packaged Aug 12 2014 and served slightly chilled. I've had a few rye beers before, though none of them technically qualified as 'roggenbiers'. I'm definitely interested to see Cameron's interpretation of this rather obscure style.

Pours a foggy amber-brown colour, topped with one finger of dense, off-white head that recedes steadily over the next few minutes. A thin film and modest collar remain. The aroma is reminiscent of a hefeweizen - lots of ripe banana and some clove, with additional notes of bready rye malts, brown sugar, and even slight hints of pepper and ginger snap.

Interesting flavour - somewhere between a hefe and a rye beer, with elements of a Belgian dark as well. Bready malts, banana and bubble gum are all apparent initially, followed by fruitier notes of raisin and fig. Mild sourness, but it is overpowered by the rest of the flavour profile. The finish is yeasty, crisp and spicy, combining a mixture of clove, pepper and rye spice that lingers into the aftertaste, alongside the banana. Medium-bodied, with moderately assertive carbonation that gives this brew a decent bite comparable to most pale ales. Quite flavourful, and sessionable as well.

Final Grade: 3.84, a B+. Resurrection Roggenbier is the third rye-focused brew I've tried from Cameron's, and as far as I'm concerned it's yet another winner. This beer has a decidedly hefeweizen-esque vibe to it, and for that reason I must strongly recommend it to fans of that style, as they are sure to appreciate the spicy finish and banana esters that characterize this solid, sessionable rye beer. I can't say how this compares to other examples of the style, but I knows what I likes, and I doubt that this is the last my glass will see of this beer before the end of the year.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikemands
3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of headstash
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monticristo23
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Resurrection Roggenbier from Cameron's Brewing Co.
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