From Boundary Brewing in Kelowna comes their “Roggenbier” a German style Red Rye Ale. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of rye spice, bready malts, grain, fruity esters with some pronounced citrus. The flavour is of rye spice, bread, grain, citrus, citrus rind, fruity esters, yeast, herbal hops and mild bitterness. The alcohol contnet comes in at 5% with an IBU of 28. I have not had a ton of beers in this style but I can say that I quite enjoyed this one.
Commercial Description: A medium bodied German Rye Red Ale. This beer puts the rye malt forward, showcasing the delicate spicyness of the grain, with hints of caramel and roasted barley and perfectly balanced with a delicate herbal hops finish.
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.