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Red Brick Solstice Roggenbock | Red Brick Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bhalter8 on 06-20-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, golden body with a thin, wispy, white head. Lightly effervescent.

Smell: Malty, sweetish nose of faintly bready and pilsner malts. Slender notes of spicy, flowery hops as well as the zesty, spicy rye. Light hints of fruit and alcohol.

Taste: Rather sweet, delicately bready European malts in the fore with, perhaps, a touch of grainy pils malt thrown in. Restrained spicy rye character. Faint fruitiness. Floral, lightly spicy hops with a medium amount of clean bitterness. Slight showing of alcohol. The graininess persists into the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, though crisp carbonation. Very slightly stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Maybe, maybe it's just me, but this seems very much like the Helles Bock they released earlier in the year, except with a small addition of rye added to the recipe. One on hand, that makes for a rather anti-climactic finish to Taco Mac's 30th Anniversary beers, but, on the other, it's far more season-appropriate for the hot, miserable days of summer of Georgia (September 22nd can't get here soon enough).

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Photo of glid02
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Taco Mac Decatur - 5.5% ABV.

Pours a clear gold color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of floral hops and sweet malts. As it warms very slight hints of nondescript fruits waft out.

Tastes a bit better than how it smells. Sweet and slightly buttery malt flavors up front are joined by hints of rye. As it warms light fruit flavors join in but never come to the forefront. Ending is mildly sweet.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the light side with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is alright. I finished my glass without much problem however I'm not sure about another.

Overall this was a decent beer but I think it could benefit from a few tweaks.

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Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bhalter8
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was feeling lazy this Friday, so I headed down to Taco Mac to try the final installment of the 30th anniversary beers. The ABC offering is definitely tuned in for the summer. Served in my passport mug, it is a light yellow color, with relatively high carbonation. A thin white head rested atop, but I think that may have more to do with the pour than the beer. A little more aroma than the look would have indicated, but still rather faint. I got a light rye hint, and maybe some malt, but not much. Definitely a bit more flavor than both the appearance and aroma hinted at, but still rather subdued. It is what it is, in the end, a nice light summer beer, with just a bit more to it than you might suspect. A bit tart and carbonated in the mouth, but still a very easy drinker. I guess this style is just really not my thing, the previous offerings for the Taco Mac 30th Anniversary had a more bold flavor, and I like that. This beer suits the season and can easily be drank on a hot summer day, but call me ignorant, I want something more.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Taco Mac Alpharetta. I guess I expected a rye beer, being a roggenbier, but really this was too bland to tell. The beer is yellow color, clear with about 2 fingers of foam. The aroma is sort of neutral, more malty than hoppy, not much rye spiciness (hard to detect any rye at all). The taste is a little sweet, again malts dominate but with a light touch. I guess overall this is pretty sessionable, easy drinking and a little everyday.

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Red Brick Solstice Roggenbock from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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