Dunkelroggen | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by champ103 on 10-18-2008

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EPICAC
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper. The bright, white head fades to a patchy film. Citrus and apricot fruitiness are most evident, with a bready, pale maltiness underneath.

Bready and toasty malts lend a light sweetness. Apricot and citrus notes become evident in the center. There's a mild, resiny, hop bite and a light bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied, enough carbonation to keep things from feeling watery. There's a nice dry character in the finish.

Tasty, balanced with a good variety of flavors.

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Photo of TheMistler
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, I'd like to agree with Ruslanchick (sp?) that Fiddler's Hearth is a cool bar. Also had this on tap there. Slightly hazy copper brown with gold highlights the brighten things up. White head, a couple of pinkies' width. A whispy cover sticks around. Spotty lacing, drapy globs.

A full wheat, banana profile to the nose, but with dark bread and a grassy, spicy kick at the end.

White bread up for a quick up front. Banana, with the rye spice and tanginess adding some grass and overripe=fruit qualities. Hops contribute a bit of that, as well. Bread feel and taste become a wee bit darker, grainier.

Despite the bready taste and feel, a light body. At 5.2ABV, pretty damn sessionable. But... it tastes like a pretty good wheat with some slight hop and rye additions. It could be more.

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Photo of Ruslanchik
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint on tap at the Fiddler's Hearth in Austin (a very nice place).

My friend ordered a Guiness on nitro tap, which takes some time. I don't know if they poured my beer and let it sit while they waited for the Guiness, but there was absolutely no head on it. The beer was a very hazy orange and what head I saw was white. Very disappointed with the appearance of this beer.

The aroma and flavor left three strong impressions: hefeweizen flavor that I can best describe as bready, cinnamon, and lemon. Not a bad flavor, but not something I would seek out either. Mouthfeel was good and complemented the beer well. Despite the unattractive look of the beer and unremarkable flavor, I would definitely have had another. It did leave a positive impression...but that might just be homerism.

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Photo of cadaverous
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at San Antonio Homebrew Supply.

It poured darked amber with a white head that didn't stick around. It smelled sweet and spicy. The taste was malty up front with a lot of clove/coriander-like spiciness.

This one surprised me and I'll be looking for it again.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.31/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 11/6/2008 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX): Pours a cloudy darker (than the Roggienbier) yellow-brown body. Small white head. Pungent aroma, almost skunky. Some fruitiness. Fruity taste, same skunk. Taste of strawberries. Somewhat fruity. Tastier as it warms up. Watery palate. Eh. I prefer the regular Roggenbier.

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Photo of graham515
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Flying Saucer in Houston.

Pours a not-so-dunkel into the glass. Medium gold/brown with white head. Aroma has a nice malt sweetness along with banana and cloves.

This beer has an exceptional body to go along with a nice dryness from the rye.

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Photo of champ103
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky amber/brown color. A small white and bubbly head forms, but recedes fast. Lots of bubbles are rising to the top. Not much lace to speak of.
S: Buttery malt with some caramel. Bananas and clove. Other kind of bland citrus aromas, bubblegum. Were is the rye?
T: Again, a unique buttery malt taste is up front. Sweet caramel malt as well. Banana esters and bubblegum. Not much rye to speak of.
M/D: At first a quick snap of carbonation that gives this beer a refreshing quality. A medium body that becomes more creamy as it warms up. Easy enough to drink, though a one and done.

A Dunkel Roggenbier? Very unique IMO, but not really what I am looking for in a rye beer. Which is a shame, with Full Moon I thought this sort of thing was right up their ally. A nice try, but next.

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Dunkelroggen from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 8 ratings