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Brewed with rye, European specialty malts and Czech Saaz hops, Tippy Toboggan is an old-world ‘Roggen Bier’, a distant cousin to our Weiss bier. With a fresh fruity aroma and a complex nutty/spicy malt character,
it’s chock full of flavor yet relatively light and easy drinking.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
64 oz growler split into a Sierra Nevada tulip.
Filled on Sat. April 30th, reviewed on May 2nd.
Thanks to the kick-ass Scott from Vintage for pulling this from a keg hidden in the back. Sorry the efforts made a mess!
A - Faintly hazy, Tibby pours a beautiful rusted orange color with a slow-to-form low almond head. Specks of lace cling to the glass above the loose ring of bubbles.
S - Sharply spicy rye fills the aroma with a faint sour-like character. Wheat is pretty heavy in the aroma as well. Clean hop finish ties the eclectic aroma into the German yeast well.
T - Spicy rye blends with soft wheat and smooth malt nicely. Faint earthy hops exact some balance through the finish and lingering notes of yeast have mild German esters of spice.
M - A bit flatter than should be from the day in the growler, it was certainly a little more lively on tap the day of the filling. Otherwise the spicy profile gives the mouthfeel a nice characteristic. Crisp and clean finishing with a medium-light body. Having previously experienced it, I won't be docking the carbonation level from this sampling.
O - A great first experience with a rare style to come by, Tibby Toboggon is a nice rye beer that's both unique and tasty! As a side note, I used the rest of the flat growler (flat by this point) for boiling brats. They were good.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2011 03:42:20 |
More by BeerFMAndy
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
As far as style ticks go this one proved to be one of the hardest to come by. Thankfully BeerFMAndy knows the guys over at Vintage and was able to score a growler from their private stash. Andy you are the MAN! Poured from a growler into a couple tulips.
A: Fairly clear chesnut brown. Small tan head that fades rather quick. Tiny ring of soapy lace.
S: The aroma is a nice mix of sweet malt and tartness from the rye I assume. I seem to pick of heffe spices like clove and coriander. A bit of earthy hop character and even a faint hint of coffee.
T: The rye is more assertive in the flavor but not as strong as I expected. The sweetness is toned down with much more of a tart bite. The finish has a definite coffee aspect.
M: Medium to thin body. Almost no carbonation. This most likely is from the growler fill.
O: This style would be something I could really get into. I would love to try this fresh from the tap.
Serving type: growler
05-03-2011 11:58:32 |
More by beerwolf77
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This rogeenbier comes amber colored with a thin off-white head. The aroma is rather malty, spicy and sweet with that unmistakable hefeweizen yeast character--spicy, cloves, and banana. The flavor is much like the hefeweizen, sweet and malty, with spicy, slightly dry character from the rye. The beer finishes just slightly dry and makes you want more. The carbonation is moderate and body medium, maybe medium-thin. In fact that might be the one thing that could use some improvement. Overall a very tasty beer that I would like to enjoy again.
Serving type: on-tap
01-01-2011 03:19:26 |
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