Dovetail Brewery – R&R – 3 smokestacks out of 7


One of the Rs stands for Root Beer, and the second R, well, if you can get anything out of this other than root beer, hats off to you. Its a blend of rauchbier and root beer, however, the root beer is so overpowering that you’ll strain to taste anything else. Dovetail’s 3rd entrant into SBM Tabernacle Takeover month is with a beer called R&R. You may be familiar with shandy’s, a kind of beer that is basically some kind of beer (usually light in nature) mixed (usually 50/50) with something refreshing like a lemon-lime soda or ginger beer. A radler is the same thing as a shandy, however, both ingredients seen here, are very unusual. And speaking of unusual, mixing a 5.3% abv beer with a 0% root beer cannot = a 5.3% abv radler, somebody needs to look over the math. I love rauchbier, and I love root beer, but the two mixed together… I’ll just be nice and say, maybe it’s a case of too much of a good thing. R&R is not good. Dovetail Brewery is still cool. And I have one more beer of theirs, Flanders Rauch, to try before the month is over. Let us hope for a redemption beer. Overall score for this way too sweet, but clearly off radler beer = a generous 3 out of 7 smokestacks.

Brewer Dovetail Brewery
Beer Name R&R
Brewer’s Description Our Rauchbier was feeling left out of the Radler fun, so we mixed it 70/30 with Filbert’s Draft Root Beer.
Food Pairings Rauchbier
Brewer Location Chicago, IL
Alcohol content by volume 5.3%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) technically, 30?
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks Root Beer = 7
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 5
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 3

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