Cambridge House Roggenbier | The Cambridge House Brewpub

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Brewed by:
The Cambridge House Brewpub
Connecticut, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by far333 on 09-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ppoitras
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at the brewpub.

First pint glass pours with a 1/2" beige head, over a murky, almost opaque orangey brew. Lacing is heavy and sticky. Aroma is spicy and reminiscent of a dark wheat, but with some more zing I can attribute to the rye. Taste is banana and cloves upfront, spices and fruity tartness in the middle, which also linger through the close. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and drinkability is admirable as well. Enjoyed this one, for sure.

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Photo of cdmastro
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I didn't read the description of this beer, but tried it just because the style was new to me. No preconceptions on what I was going to get.

Cloudy orange. It looked like a dark hefeweizen. About a half inch head.
The aroma was faint clove and pronounced banana.
Taste was stronger banana than a hefeweizen or dunkelweiss.
Soft mouthfeel. The taste was stable as it warmed.

A good beer, but more strongly flavored than expected. A one per session beer.

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Photo of Boto
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a very hazy, almost murky orangish-light brown color. There was about 1/2" of a beige head on it. It fell away quickly, but left some lacing down the glass. The first thing that hits you is the aroma of cloves. There is also some rye and bananas in there also. The taste is good. the cloves are noticeable, but probably since they were somewhat unexpected. They are definitely a result of using a hefe-weizen yeast strain for this one. Good body and rye taste. An interesting beer that grows on you. Hopefully, this will make it into the rotation again.

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Photo of far333
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served up a murky burnt orange color with a thick-looking head of fine bubbles. The head sinks gradually down, but leaves a fine sheet of lace all around the inside of the rim.

Aroma is bready yeast with some malt and ripe fruit.

Flavor is yeasty upfront, but the mild funk gives way quickly to malty goodness laced with nuances of banana, vanilla, marshmallow, and ripe pear. A moderate rye bite caps it off, but not as spicy as I expected. This is a well-balanced beer.

Mouthfeel is full and round upfront, but finishes crisp and clean.

Another solid selection from Cambridge House, get some before it's gone.

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Cambridge House Roggenbier from The Cambridge House Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4 ratings