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AleSmith / Cigar City Ramblin’ Rye

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alesmith and Cigar City have once again partnered up for our second coast-2-coast collaborative brew, a delicious rye brown ale.

Worn out and tongue-tied from rhyming countless beer-centric names with “rye,” we knew it was finally time to quit rambling on and figured “Rye bother”…let’s brew. The result is a rich, malty Roggenbier that is riddled with notes of chocolate and biscuit that perfectly compliment the soft spiciness of the rye. Grab a pint and toast to the coasts.

This balanced and complex brew pairs best with smooth cigars and life-long friends.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Clear copper, medium beige head. Nutty malt aroma with notes of figs, some menthol, and herbal hops. Meidum bodied, meidum carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Pours dark reddish brown with a rather small goldenish beige head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with rye bread, caramel, toffee, grapefruit pith, moist soil, grass and alcohol. Taste is Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and earthy with dark rye bread, caramel, toffee, moist soil, wood, liquorice root, black pepper corns and orange zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and slightly bitter with rye bread, caramel, moist soil, grass, black pepper corns and orange peal. Good but would have been better without the rye…

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Pours brown tan head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, toffee, caramel and light molasses. Medium body

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Deep mahogany brown with a dense beige head, solid retention and excellent lace. Modest mint and earthy rye spice aromas, with citrusy hops, dark bread and grains in the background. Taste is rich rye bread, cocoa, light coffee grounds, citrus and a touch of mint. Medium body, syrupy and creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation and a roasty, spicy, robust finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled, pours deep mahogany with clear edges and a small off white head. Medium carbonation releases aromas of smoke, peat moss, rye malt and wet soil. Flavor is spicy rye, brown sugar and charred wood. Fairly thin body that finishes with moderate acidity from the rye. Pretty tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a deep red amber body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malts, subtle nuttiness, a dash of brown sugar and then faint earthy tobacco. The taste starts with a mix of smooth mildly sweet malts and modest pine to floral like hops. It gets into sweet nuttiness and spicy black licorice like hoppiness. Toward the finish it picks up a nice spicy rye twang sensation that is working very well here. Pretty nice brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours Brown with off white head. Taste is roasted malts. And has a nice crisp finish..

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bomber from Bine and Vine. Pours ruddy dark brown with a foamy beige head. Lots of rye spice in the aroma. Med body. Flavor is fairly sweet roast malt with a touch of nut and a lot of rye and chocolate. Finishes a bit bitter to balance the malt. Very balanced. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a roasted chocolate and rye aroma. There is a delicious chocolate and rye flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Really nice rye brown ale, that is just coincidentally 8.5% abv. Malted chocolate and a little bready/biscuit malt...spicy rye...light roast. Nose and flavor complex yet easy drinking too. I definitely appreciate this one."


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