kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, NOLA International Beer Festival 2012. Pours a slightly hazy orangish copper body with a frothy off-white head. The nose is very barrel driven, very rye whiskey heavy. Some honey sweetness, reminds me of Bulliet Rye! The flavor is honey sweetness and oak with some rye whiskey and vanilla notes, short but satisfying finish. Medium bodied with a rye whiskey laced finish, soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice in a sampler size, not sure I’d want a bomber of this though.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber brew with some tan head. Nose of honey sweetness, rye spice, and grains. Flavor has a good amount of honey (bordering on too much) and malt with a spicy rye finish.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at the 2011 Fall NOVA Beerfest, 10/22/11. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of honey, grain and a fruity finish. The taste is sweet honey malts with a spicy rye bite. Medium bodied. Sticky texture. Balanced too much in favor of the honey.
SudsMcDuff (6658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on draft @ the Abita brewpub in Abita Springs .. . Pours a deep orange .. low to medium head .. very nice lacing .. . light honey, light maple, and a just a smidge of rye .. . great aftertaste, better beer than i thought it was gonna be.. . . i’m gonna order a burger and just eat the meat ..
piscator34 (2081) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Avenue Pub. Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Somewhat muted aroma of pale and spicy grains, along with a bit of fruit. Somewhat sweetish flavour, but the spicy rye and extra dryness from the honey balances things up a fair bit. Tastes ok, but it’s a bit on the bland side.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loved this beer. I thought that the honey and lemon taste might be too much but the rye really balances it out. Fantastic.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is light copper decent nice lacy head. Smell is honey light fruit lots of wheat. Taste ok more wheat light grape mild honey decent beer.
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/24/11. On tap at Peg’s. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces a lot. Very bready aroma, sourdough, with a spicy kick. Light bready flavor as well, not as spicy, with sweet honey notes as well. Not bad.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours brown with a small head. Nice blend of honey and malt on the nose. The honey gives the beer a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Nice blend of honey and rye on the tongue with a hint of hoppiness as well. Clean finisher. Nice!
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review from notes at Peg’s Cantina on 9/10/11.
Draft poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Poured a medium amber color with orange highlights and a 1 finger creamy light tan head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with a touch of sweet apricot.
Taste: Apricot and sweet malt up front followed by a touch of spicy rye before a light bitter finish. Aftertaste is fairly bitter. The flavor reminds me of a much better version of Magic Hat #9.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down easy.
Overall: Very good beer overall. I like what Abita did with this one. Definitely worth trying.