On tap at Plank Pizza, underwhelming German roggenbier (with unfulfilled rauchbier influence) does avoid soapiness of many Americanized models, but its toned down beechwood-smoked rye malting lacks serious meat-cured salami endurance despite the perky black peppered citrus insistence.
On tap at Valhalla, subtly spiced rye malting receives lemony floral musk and mellow grassy hop astringency. Better-than-average dry-bodied lightweight.
Eccentric Bamberg-styled smoked beer retains watery soft-toned essence pitting evaporative beechwood-like cured meat smokiness against zesty lemon tartness. Light rye breading picks up latent white-peppered green tea herbage. Musty opium waft slowly recedes.