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AleSmith / Cigar City Ramblin’ Rye

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (402) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Inky black with tan creamy head that leaves ample lacing; fruitcake and candied fruit along with wet tobacco on the nose; soft mouthfeel with an oily bitter finish. More like a Russian imperial stout for all its dark malts than a brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2377) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle, 11C. Dark brown with a beige head that settles to 1/2 a cm. Aroma of rye bread, brown sugar, some chocolate, hazelnuts. Lowish carbonation, quite smooth. Sweet bread with spiced chocolate, some dark fruit or berries and nuts. Kind of low key for something quite strong, but very agreeable - tasty enough, mellow and balanced. Like the way the bitterness and spices grip briefly towards the end and then gently let go. Really nice, strength costs it .1.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3048) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Un texte qui traînait dans la mémoire de mon téléphone. Vestige de mon récent séjour à Hollywood. Embouteillée le 04/10/14. Robe brune acajou bien foncée. Mousse avantageuse. Parfums de chocolat, de caramel, de résine/conifère, de seigle et de café aux noisettes. Goût de houblons verts avec des malts bruns, du seigle, du chocolat et des noix. Corps moyen-mince et pétillant avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Arrière-goût moyennement long sur des houblons frais et sur l’effet de la céréale de seigle. Bière qui cache complètement son alcool et qui est agréable à boire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (379) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola brown with a thick vanilla head. Strong chocolate aroma with spice. The taste adds sweet roasted malt. Smooth silky mouthfeel with medium carb. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1329) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogany with a thin off white head. Aroma and taste are heavy on chocolate with light rye spice and roasted malt. Medium rich palate. Super tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Hazy nutty pour with long lasting off white head. Nose is ashy, nuts, anise, pepper. Flavor is pepper, anise, toast, fennel. Boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a very dark near black hue, tan head. Aromas are floral, chocolate, malty, toasty, rye, spice. Flavors are of raisins, toasty, walnut shells, light tannin, nougat, mild spice, rye , chocolate. Dryish finish with some tannin. Brown bread. Fuller carbonation. Medium bodied, slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy with light fine carbonation. Light malts, little rye spice. Touch of chocolate. Mild dried fruits, well buried. Smooth semi dry finish. Nicely joined up if a little mellow overall for these breweries!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Kenneth. Pours clear brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has toasted toffee, rich bread, some dates. Medium sweet flavor with creamy, ripe dark fruits, bread, some more toasty toffee, low bitterness, some grains, wood. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Light warmth on the finish, more well toasted bread, toffee, semi-dark fruits. Pretty tasty and well balanced but there’s nothing spectacular about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6321) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours deep red-brown with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, spice, medicinal, earthy, brown bread, candy and dried fruit. The taste is sweet, spicy, brown bread, dried berry, dark fruit, wood, toast, varnish, pine and resin with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Interesting and pretty drinkable. Solid hopped-up rye action.


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