Darkmagus82 (2027) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-9-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent leave of foam on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall with some hints of a mainly a bready smell along with a bit of a citrus hoppy smell. Some other light peppery rye smalls are there as well with just a hint of pine.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light rye taste mixed with a tangerine sweetness and some grapefruit upfront. There is a little bit of caramel that is later lost as it is buried by more citrus tangerine and grapefruit hop. All the while the rye builds a bit with it bringing along with it some lighter hop flavors of pine. In the end, with the bittering of the grapefruit hop and the moderateness of the rye flavors, one is left with a somewhat moderately fruity, bready rye, and decently bittered grapefruit hop taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are rather nice for the mix of rye bread flavors as well as the hops and makes for a nice easy drinker.
Overall – A rather easy drinking sweeter and more moderate rye brew. A nice one to try if you get a chance.
Weevo (79) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours gold with medium white head. Aromas of Pepper and a hint of grapefruit that follows thru to taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is golden. Aroma of grain, rye, elderflower, and mild fruits. Taste is sweet to bitter.
Niko100 (2284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium body; Aroma malt, yeast, hops, & light rye; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, rye, caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and sweet. A bready, yeasty, rye flavor. A little bit of spice at the finish.
ARH (859) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aromas are on the light side with a mostly fruit note and a touch of pepper spice. Not much grain or bread that I could pick up, and would associate with a rye beer, but there are some faint traces mostly covered by a light caramel note. It pours a light hazy yellow with a white frothy head that doesn’t retain very well, although a wispy surface layer is left behind. The lace is runny. It’s a medium sweet and medium light bitter combination. The texture is thin and oily with a medium light body and lots of light, fizzy carbonation. It drinks smooth with a mostly sweet fruit body (citrus predominantly) along with some breadiness, light toffee, and a light pepper note at the finish. The pepper sticks around for a short time in the aftertaste to clean things up nicely.
ESPh (103) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a thick white head. Aroma is black pepper, pine needles. Tastes a little sweet with a black pepper, pine, sour grapefruit finish. Very carbonated.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
geeklimit (253) - USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy straw with good carbonation from the can. Wispy head, not much retainment. Light hops aroma. Bitter and dry grain with strong hops throughout. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a dry mouth finish.
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy if not cloudy light yellow with a frothy and creamy - abnormal - white head, excellent retention and strong lacing. lean very spicy maltiness, citrus flowers, pepper, grass, slightly vinous - white wine-ish, carbonnic acid, white grape juice. lively carbonation - foamingly disturbing, light body - oily, assertive grassy-citrusy-herbal-piney-peppery finish. i’m guessing this would be pretty nice w/o infection.
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can shared, pours a medium hazy yellow color with a white head. Nice malty sweet aroma. Very pleasant. The flavor is surprisingly good. Very smooth with a nice rye spice kick on the end. Nice citrus to peach in the middle. Overall very good beer. Can drink this one again.