Thurn Und Taxis Roggen | Thurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei

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Thurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei

Style: Roggenbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jdhilt on 02-26-2002

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and poured with a finger high white head that died down rather quickly. A slight amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light aromas of caramel and toasted malts in the nose along with some notes of spices. Malty flavors stand out but there are also some hints of spices and sourness from the rye.
T: The overall taste has a slight amount of sweetness and some notes of caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite sessionable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, very dark-orange-honey color with a huge, tannish rocky head that drops shortly after pouring but leaves an excellent collar and some good lace. Unusual aroma - a citrusy "weizen-like" character, along with some "mintiness" (I assume from rye). The body is medium-light with a high level of carbonation that gives a zest on the tongue and a drying, grainy mouthfeel. The flavor is more subdued that might be expected, starting with a crisp bitterness, showing some smoky chararacter and spiciness along with some softly sweet fruit notes as it crosses the palate, and finishing dry and clean. There's a lot of complexity here but it's not readily apparent.

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Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jdhilt
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A different beer, sweet spicyness, definitely with a rye aroma. The abv is 4.7% and the US importer is United International.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oxblood with creamy steady beige froth. Yeasty banana and clove nose - so far, so dunkelweiss.
Apple cake and banana bread, a spicy rye hit, and winter spice hops end with a touch of grass.
Kola nut and salty caramel comeback and numbing tingly linger. Crisp, very fizzy, light yet chewy .

Perfectly nice - plenty of spice, decent body, reasonable depth. Just not especially a rye beer. No closer to having insight into this style...

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Photo of stcules
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Caramel color, with two fingers of beige foam.
Caramel in the smell, not too strong, rye notes, sugary in the back, malt and honey.
Again a light caramel in the taste, with cereal notes, probably due to the rye, peppery and spicy notes. Not bad at all.
Some candy sugar notes, surely from the malt. Anyway, pleasant and light.
Good to drink.
The body is for it quite light, with a pleasant caramel, spicy notes. On the sweet, but not heavy at all.

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Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of samEBC
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From latiendadelacerveza. On Bavaria glass. Watching Silicon Valley 1x05. My first roggen. Reminds me a hefe but with more caramel flavor. Very drinkable and pleasant even being 2 months before BB date. Not much foam.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thierrynantes
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2006.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : wheat and roasted malt aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Rye beer with crumbly texture, sweet and sour, spicy and fruity.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the Roggen style.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear, brown beer with a creamy head.

Smell is caramellic with light chocolate whiffs. I do not smell anything that reminds me of oats (roggen). It does smell different than the typical German top fermented beers.

Taste is caramellic with a clean yeast profile. There is no bitter and body is thin, which takes away the attention of the nice taste. Again I do not get any roggen, maybe a little oiliness, but this just guessing, I want to believe... Mouthfeel is velvet smooth. The thin body is a real turndown, every sip starts out good untill I swallow and find very little body and aftertaste.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was much anticipated, as a friend and I had hunted for some time to find it. This was the first roggenbier we had ever had, so I tried to be objective.

It was a nice red-brown color, slightly cloudy, with a fairly good head. Looked quite nice.

The aroma was of rich malt, with a little rye edge to it.

It was surprisingly smooth, with a rich malt taste and rye overtones that blended in well. It was more carbonated than I had expected.

In all, it lived up to expectations, and was worth the search effort.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy ochre brown, with a rather thick off white head. The head died out completely about halfway through the pint.
Aroma is mostly malty, a little rough, with a dash of hops. I guess that roughness is the rye? Smells a touch oxidized, with a slight wine-like air to it.
Aside from the winey flavor, which I assume shouldn't be there, it seemed like what a german lager style brown ale would be. Slight toasted malt character, with some rye rough-edgedness. Fairly clean and dry. Hops come through lightly in the finish, serving mostly to cut the sweetness of the malt. Carbonation is mild, particularly for a german style. Tasty, even though I think it was past it's prime. I'd definitely like to try this again when i know it's fresh.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of the best rye beers I have ever tried...

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz dark brown bottle. Freshness date on label.
Served in a 20oz nonic tumbler.
It pours a cola-shaded dark amber color with a fast-foaming, yet fast-fading off-white head. Some sticky and webby lacing last halfway through the glass.
The aroma is at first wet malty, then the smell of rye crackers push through. The light smell of mixed fruit with a little citrus and dried flowers fades in and out. A faint whiff of white rum is noticed, as is a little fresh cut grass.
Tastes of fresh rye, dried malt, caramel, figs, peppery spices, ripe pear and resinous hops (in that order) come through separate, yet balanced nicely. Just a touch of metallic tang is revealed in the aftertaste. A hint of dark rum comes out in the breath.
This a is very nice summertime beer. It starts out dry in the finish, then more full and wet as it warms.
Great BBQ beer!

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Photo of Domingo
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I went to Munich and was hunting for this style specifically. I found it at an Italian restaurant of all places, Berni's Im Tal for anyone interested.
This arrived in the special Thurn & Taxis roggen goblet and had all of the regalia of a Belgian beer.
It's a cloudy reddish amber that looks a little like a red-tinged dunkel-weiss. The head is more of a 1/4" sheen than a full blown head.
The smell of cloves, banana, pears, and a little cocoa come through up-front. So far, it's just like a dunkel-weiss.
The flavor changes all of that. Up front there's a sour hit that reminds me a little of a Belgian brown ale...but it's gone in a flash. Then the fruity wheat beer flavors kick in. The finish has a little bit of a peppery spice that's memorable and encourages the next sip. Not bad at all! It's reminds me of a Bavarian wheat beer with hints of a Belgian oud bruin.
The texture and drinkability are similar to a wheat beer, which is obviously a good thing.
Refreshing with lots of flavor. It paired wonderfully with my Neapolitan pizza, too.
It's a style I hope to revisit someday, although this beer and the Paulaner version (rumored to be identical?) are the only common examples.

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Photo of Beertracker
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thurn und Taxis Roggen is best served at proper cellar temperatures (50-55F) from a standard weizen glass or pilsner. This Roggenbier pours up very lively with ample carbonation which creates an inviting creamy white head that sits atop the murky copperish-brown body. The aroma is zesty with lots spicy phenolics (e.g. allspice, cloves & cinnamon sticks) and ripe fruity esters (e.g. bruised bananas, soft red plums & blood oranges). The typical weizen character is prevalent, but there's also a distinctive underlying rye breadiness along with some Noble hop flower notes. The flavor starts slighty yeasty and rather spicy (i.e. caraway seeds, fresh ground cloves, candied ginger) then gives into some fresh rye breadiness that carries a definable burnt caramel/toffee character. The bitter finish is slightly dry and acidic with hints of stone fruit astringency. This medium-full bodied specialty is often refered to as a Hefe-Ryzen and rightly so, as malted rye typically constitutes 50% or greater of the grist (some versions have upwards of 60-65% rye) such as this one. This one is not quite as complex as the original Schierlinger version, but a valiant effort nonetheless! Suggested pairings include a simple Pastrami on rye, a traditional BLT (Bacon Butty) served with fresh stone ground mustard or a classic Reuben (of course!) with a side order of Pommes frites (French fries/chips) and a Kosher pickle spear. Here's to the Regal Roggenbier of Regensburg!

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: My bottle listed 4.7%ABV

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Photo of soulgrowl
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cola black with a nice pearly, champagne coloured head that rises above the lip of the glass like bread, but then collapses like soufflé. Nicely layered aroma with chocolate and raisins coupling with honey and rye. Flavour is similar, lightly fruity and full of earthy, bready rye flavor. Nuances of cherry, banana bread, and walnuts appear as well. Dry and somewhat fizzy, and ultimately quite interesting and drinkable.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Have been wanting to get my hands on a Roggenbier for a while now, so I snatched this up when I saw it in Bavaria.

.5L, best before 8/8/11.

Pours a nice, hazy dark amber with a modest beige head-- large-bubbled, average retention.

The aroma is a lot like a wheat beer, with mainly fruity esters, though some interesting spice in the background.

Good malt complexity, though not necessarily suggestive of rye (Roggen). Drinks very much like a Dunkelweizen, actually, but with even more malt flavor. Bread crusts, light chocolate. The carbonation is very effervescent but soft, the moutfeel overall a bit watery.

Nothing too exciting here. I'm glad I found this Roggen, though I was expecting something with more spicy rye flavor.

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Photo of seanyfo
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

50cl bottle poured into Spaten seidel

BBE 26 Oct 2011

A- Mahogany brown body with ruby highlights, excellent clarity. Head is initially 3 finger and thick but reduces quickly with little to no lacing.

S- Light clove and banana notes, hint of peppery spice.

T- Light weizen notes - clove and banana. Hint of tanginess from the rye in the medium dry finish. Overall a bit thin in the flavour profile.

M- Medium body and high carbonation. Refreshing.

D- A light refreshing profile, just a bit thin in the flavour profile and poor appearance - possibly due to age. Will need to revisit with a fresh version

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Thurn Und Taxis Roggen from Thurn Und Taxis Regensburg Gmbh Fürstliche Brauerei
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