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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Historical Beer Roggenbier

BJCP 27A

BJCP 2015 27A Roggenbier example
27A - Roggenbier

 

Overall Impression

A dunkelweizen made with rye rather than wheat, but with a greater body and light finishing hops.

Comments

Rye is a huskless grain and is difficult to mash, often resulting in a gummy mash texture that is prone to sticking. Rye has been characterized as having the most assertive flavor of all cereal grains. It is inappropriate to add caraway seeds to a roggenbier (as some American brewers do); the rye character is traditionally from the rye grain only.

Commercial Examples

Thurn und Taxis Roggen

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VITAL

  • OG:  1046 - 1056
  • FG:  1010 - 1014
  • ABV: 4.5 - 6
  • IBU: 10 - 20
  • SRM: 14 - 19
BJCP 2015 27A - Roggenbier Commercial Example
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