Schmucker Rosébock | Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG

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Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 05-31-2005

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a ruby brown with a nice tan head that lasts a bit. The nose gets the malty scent with some caramel in it. The mouth revels in the somewhat sweet malty flavor. I don't get the alcohol, but this is just shy of it's "best by" date, so maybe it mellowed out a bit.

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Photo of EOC
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidperez
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served vigorously in a seidel, it pours a beautiful light copper, crystal clear, with a two-finger head, sudsy, creamy, with good retention.

The aroma is of malty sweetness, caramel, and I think that a previous reviewer nailed it when he wrote strawberry, there is a hint of strawberry too. Unfortunately the bouquet is a bit shy.

The flavor follows the nose, but it adds a slight bread hint and a boozy note too that makes you think of a spirit/wine. Sweet beer, and complex in its sweetness.
The finish is long and with that boozy note again.
Chewy mouthfeel.

As always, just be careful with the serving temperature, the first chugs were actually bitter and a bit flat.

I would have this beer again.

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L- Bright red/amber body, frothy head with noticeable bubbles, very low retention. It even looks like wine.
S- Very sweet. Molasses, caramel, malts.
T- Bready, dry fruits and alcohol. It has a sweet wine finish with a boozy punch.
F- Heavy, a bit sticky. Not smooth.
O- Does live up to the unique style with the wine notes. Still it is has a bit too much alcohol notes in taste. Anyone should try this for the experience, but this is not a beer I would buy again.

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Photo of bjouan
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alex_beat_909
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CorgiDad
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdcapistran
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Jimilu
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Rafreaky
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of boddhitree
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's not really rosé, per se, more amber and orange with a fine brownish head on top.
The nose is lots of malts, Pils and Münchner malts, basically like a Märzen should smell. It's also got a full-bodied, very nice chewy mouthfeel.
The flavor is slightly bitter up front, sweet and caramel malts and a tangy alcohol feeling on the tongue. The middle gives me more malts, more Märzen-like qualities and a little more tangy brandy-like alcohol flavor. The end and aftertaste is pure malts, caramels, a little bitterness and a slight burning alcohol flavor.
It basically tastes like a Märzen/brandy mix. On the Schmucker webpage they call it "full-bodied, vinous, sweet, soft, mildly bitter." That vinous quality comes through like a barely wine would, and at 8%, it's near that territory in alcohol. Not bad… wow? Not quite, but very good I'll buy this beer again. It's very very good and relatively cheap at about 1€ per 0.5L bottle. Maybe a solid 4.3 rating.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice reddish amber color with silky smooth head. Aroma hints at dried fruit and alcohol. Taste is a bit smoother; some caramel, some toffee, some butterscotch.... Easily drinkable but beware the high ABV

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Photo of rinhaak
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Hessen (Germany)

I hadn't ever had a Rosébock before, so I was particularly intrigued. I don't know that it's a terribly popular German style as I haven't seen it anywhere else, and a quick Google search only shows this beer.

Pours a dark red, almost like a wine, with a nice head gracing the top. Though they don't use any actual fruit, there is a definite strawberry aroma and flavor that is very nicely done. It is sweet (like a strawberry candy), but in no way sugary or syrupy. The sweetness is balanced nicely with mildly roasted malts and a slight hop bitterness.

This is a well made beer with a very distinctive character. It really stands out as an unusual and well-made beer. I would highly recommend trying a glass.

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Photo of stcules
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A shade darker than a rosè wine. Beuatiful head, compact, three fingers.
In the smell a strong malt, but it is not too sweet, thanks to a good balancing hop. Mou, caramel.
Malty in the mouth too, with red fruity notes (wild strawberry), but again well balanced by the hop.
Strong, but not too much for the alcohol.
Malty aftertaste, again balanced by the hop. A bit of warming alcohol in the end.
Strange and peculiar, but pleasant.

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Photo of PartyBear
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light amber colour with a big fluffy white head and almost no visible carbonation. Lots of fruit on the nose, mostly apples. Grainy flavours, with a slightly bitter maltiness, and lots of fruity spiciness. Medium body and a rough texture. A bit of a weird beer, strange flavours but interesting.

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Photo of stephen1162
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I buy this beer regularly at my local German beverage store in half liter bottles. It's one of my favorite beers since I moved to Germany.

It pours a pale reddish-brown into my .5 liter glass, with a nice 1" head. When cold the flavor has a slight metalic/alcohol taste, but as it warms up the wonderful malt flavor comes out. This is a must-have beer for malt lovers, and it tasted great with Chinese food as a bonus. (I should probably let it warm up for 20-30 minutes, but who has time.)

Available at most German beverage stores in the Frankfurt area.


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Photo of TheSarge
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this in the typical mehrwegflasche the Germans use.

Rose Bock gives off a slight chocolaty and rich matly aroma. I also detect hints of caramel too. There seems to also be a doughy sweet bread character here as well.

Produces a good amount of head, but seems to dissipate very quickly into fine non sticky lacing. The body has a reddish amber color and is medium bodied.

The taste is exquisite in the beginning. This tastes quite a bit like a Belgium Dark or something of that nature. The taste starts off sweet like biting into a sweet type of bread, but finishes kind of stony and bitter.

This has a very warm feel to it. I'm drinking this in my un air-conditioned house right now, and is not as refreshing as a lager, but not too bad.

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Photo of janubio
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

50 cl. bottle. It pours an amber colour, with a rich creamy head that lasts a good while. Aroma is malty, with caramel and fruits, prunes.
Some brandy flavor but there's a metalic tone that I don't like much.
Taste is fruity, sweet, cherries and caramel.

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Schmucker Rosébock from Privat Brauerei Schmucker Ober-Mossau KG
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