Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper with tan head. Fantastic lacing. Caramel dominates aroma with earthy hops. Full, chewy yeast and malt follow through with a full caramel and toast flavor.
birdmachine (155) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle at a recent bottle share – reviewed from notes. Aroma smells straight up like rye bread, crusts and all. Doughy, slightly roasty, faint chocolate and light pine hops. Pretty neat. Pours deep cola with some red hues giving a soft glow. Faint cloudy head sits on top of the beer for a majority of the glass. Taste dark malts, spicy rye, burnt sugar, some dough, pine, raisins. Pretty deep flavors with a nice complimentary hop note. Esters are low, and it’s not fruity at all. Body is medium with soft carbonation. Overall a pretty bready beer with a nice spicy and hop note.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy ruby brown color with lasting light tan head. Spicy, toasted rye bread, nutty, mild plastic aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Toasted rye bread flavors with spicy hoppage, light nuts, and a drying finish___not bad.
larryLSB (394) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Reddish amber with a light tan head. Mild nose with citrus hints. Malty taste fairly balanced. Medium smooth bodied. Very drinkable.
hopsman82 (4) - pinole, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
It has a great body and texture to it, not very aromatic tho. Medium body with a very bitter finish.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at Whole Lotta Brews going on at Whole Foods in Folsom. Aroma and flavor is a tamely hopped rye red. Sorta watery in parts. Ok beer.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big rye malty spicy nose. Big malty backbone, aggressively spiced. Spicy. Really nice balance
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to ChinoSkillzian. Good foam. Clear amber. Good lacing. Nose is vanilla dairy, stickier, slightly moldy with candied orange, maple. Taste is raw grain, bitter oatmeal, rustic and husky. Pretty husky but still drinkable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker amber color, moderate to large sized head that lasts. Aroma is rye, caramel, touch of orange. Medium bodied, lightly sweet.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a dark reddish brown, a color not unlike a Dubbel, very little tan head. Aroma malty, sweet, raisins, figs, smells like a Dubbel, too. Huh. Body is surprisingly delicate, taste very nice, rye and slight bitterness at at end, lovely finish. Not mind-blowing, just interesting and tasty.
joshwoodward (466) - - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great rye. His all the right notes, spicy, with enough body to keep the hops honest, while still being refreshing.