Roggenbier Rye Ale – R&B Brewing (R and B Brewing)

From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Roggenbier Rye Ale” the first beer in their brand new Mount Pleasant Series of beers.  This one was originally released for September 2015 this beer is getting hard to find.  The beer pours an amber/brown colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of banana, clove, rye and a sweet finish.  The flavour is of rye, caramel, banana, clove, earth and a very mild hops presence.  The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 16.  I really do not know this style well so I can not compare it to many but I did enjoy this beer and would pick it up again if I saw it.

Commercial Description:  R&B is creating a new series! We’ve named it “The Mount Pleasant series” after the historical and modern day significance in Vancouver’s brewing scene and the diverse neighbourhood that we have been apart of for the last 18 years.  It will be a rotational program of limited releases offering a variety of new and interesting flavours throughout the year.  Roggenbeir is a modern recreation of a historical and traditional German rye beer brewed in the period before the Reinheitsgebot. The addition of rye imparts a spicy character to this deep copper coloured beer, while fermentation using a traditional German weissbier yeast in our unique horizontal tanks, promotes an aroma of earth, spicy clove and banana.

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