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    Schierlinger, Germany
    Posted under The New England Beer Reviews by Avery Glasser (c366822-a.htfdc1.ct.home.com) on Monday July 02 2001 @ 08:30PM CEST

    Schierlinger
    Germany

    Sighted at: Almost Everywhere in CT

    Thurn und Taxis Roggen

    One of my all time favorite beer styles, Roggens are German beers made with a large quantity of malted rye. The resulting beer is very sharp and crisp and usually has a nice citrus aroma.

    The Thurn und Taxis is no exception. This dark-brown beer smells strongly of flowers when brought to the nose, but there is no hint of that smell when tasted. The beer is extremely bright - dancing along your tongue, which is unusual for such a sweet beer as this. The flavor moves from sweet to sour as it warms and the yeast flavor takes over.

    A fantastic and unique beer, and something to try if available - just make sure that the bottle you get is not expired. The importing company has had a bit of a problem where they have shipped beer well past (by up to a year) from the brewery's recommended drink-by date. However, if stored well by a reputable local distributor, this beer - even if beyond the date - still retains enough character to be worth trying regardless of the drink-by date.
    (Avery Glasser)


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