pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for sharing Yaniv! Orangy warm with a thin white film of a head. Socky nose, not infected, perhaps skunked? Citrusy, but not pungent. Dry spicy, with a significant skunked hop note. Not a ton of depth in the nose. Thinner body, lower carbonation. Spicy dry peppery hops and very light malt. Not a ton of rye character, unless it’s similar to the hops. The sock in the nose is less present in the taste. Long lingering bitterness.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Hop and spice nose. Warm and rich. Obvious rye. Some peculiar alcohol notes. A bit of yeast. Pours a golden-amber, with a lazy white rim. Flavor is alright. There’s some distinct hop bitterness settled in amongst warm rye bread tones and chewy malt. Alcohol, yeast and hops combine to make a signature profile in the backend. Not overly sweet. I’d like to see a little more rye character, a touch more hop flavor, and a little more dryness. Decent and fresh, not amazing. Thanks Sean!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, some breadiness, and earthy. From the aroma, I would have guessed IPA. Tastes of some pine, ligher citrus, toasted malts, and some rye. This one gave me piney burps.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Hazy medium orange body, thick, puffy buff head. Spicy nose with bitter pine and citrus brightness. Chewy, resiny body with citrus and pine emphasis, backed by toasty malts. Dense flavor profile and crisp, biting mouthfeel. Excellent beer.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate rye & floral hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met and I hope this was not a one off.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 MiBGF: Amber hued with a small lasting head. The aroma has notes of red rye, piney and grassy hops, biscuity malts, and earthy yeast vapours. The taste starts with a nice sharp rye bite and moderate bitterness supported by caramel and pale malts. The finish got a little sour and fruity, that was a surprise. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing, crisp and dangerously drinkable. Not too shabby at all, maybe we will likely and they bottle this.