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Style: Roggenbier
 
Style Information
Roggenbier is a German rye beer style. The color ranges from dark gold to amber. The aroma has notes of spices, fruity esters, cloves and possibly roasted malts (in darker versions of the style). This may be apparent as cocoa or chocolate, caramel, toffee or biscuit smells. The taste should follow the aroma. The feel should be light to medium bodied. ABV should be 4.9% to 5.5%. IBUs should be quite low at 10 to 15.

History from Wikipedia:

"Until the 15th Century, it was common in Germany, particularly in Bavaria, to use rye malt for brewing beer. However, after a period of bad harvests, it was ruled that rye would only be used for baking bread, (thus only barley was to be used for beer, see the German law known as the Reinheitsgebot). Roggenbier virtually disappeared for almost five hundred years. In 1988, it reappeared in Bavaria.

The modern version of roggenbier is typically about 5% ABV and is fairly dark in colour. The flavour is grainy, often having a hearty flavour similar to pumpernickel bread. Typically, at least 50 percent of the malts used to make the beer are made from rye."


Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
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Top Consumed Roggenbier
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Scratch Beer #28 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company4
2. Roggen Lager by Dave's Brew Farm3
3. Dirt Dauber by Good People Brewing Co2
4. Side Project 2 - RoggenRauchBier by Terrapin Beer Company1
5. Roggenbier by Iron Hill Brewery - Lancaster1
6. Release the Roggen by Draught Works Brewery1
7. Norm is a Son of a Bitch by Spiteful Brewing1
8. Roggenbier by Live Oak Brewery1
9. Roggen Gold by Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl1
10. Roggenbier by Cheaha Brewing Company1

Top Reviews Roggenbier
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Roggen Gold by Stiftsbrauerei Schlägl80
2. Side Project 2 - RoggenRauchBier by Terrapin Beer Company78
3. Scratch Beer #28 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company71