1006. Real Ale Roggenbier

1006. Real Ale Roggenbier

We drove to Waco from Austin on Saturday morning, and stopped for lunch at Leal's upon arrival in town. The rest of the afternoon was occupied by Win's driving/walking tour of new developments and businesses in Waco. We had dinner at the relatively new Se Cocina, and then headed to The Dancing Bear for beer.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Real Ale Brewing Company
Alcohol: 4.90%
Serving: Tap
Style: Roggenbier, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.0 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice, hazed, golden color, and is topped by a thin, white head. The aroma is very fruity, with notes of bananas and apricots. There's a bit of grassiness as well as hints of yeast.

Sweet, bready malts upfront move into a fruity center with notes of bananas, as well as other fruits. The finish has bit of citrus and a mild, grassy bitterness. Medium-bodied and vigorously carbonated.

The flavors are nice, but the beer is a bit too sweet overall, and I think that any flavors contributed by the rye malts are overpowered by the fruitiness.