bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO. This poured a pale red color with a thin ring of a head. The beer gave off a powerful aroma of Belgian-style yeast, and similar flavors followed suit. I usually really enjoy rye beers, but taste very little rye in this one; it is a lot more like an okay saison than a grain beer. It might highlight the offerings of other breweries, but pales next to Avery’s other fine offerings.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Sampled blind. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body with a large and lasting white head. Grainy, pils aroma with a hint of spice. Yeasty, estery, light spicy hop aroma. Baked bread. Tongue depressor. Flavors are grainy, grassy and lightly fruity (estery), bready, bananas, spice. Medium to noticeable alcohol. Malt forward.
jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle n Hum with Linh. Pours a hazy brown body with no head and slight off white lacing. Aroma is light funky wheat notes. Mouthfeel is smooth - lightly carbonated with notes of funky wheat, dark fruit, and sweet fruity malts.
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Scent is malty, bready and sweet. Taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Different and not that great.
Atom (1299) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours a hazy deep amber with a large khaki head, nice pop opening this one. Aroma of candied Belgian yeasts, cotton candy, bubble gum, and fruits. Bitter Rye and alcohol taste really taking over any other flavors here, malty. Spices and yeast more predominant as it warms but I’m still not digging the dry bitterness in this one.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a rich amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are rye, musk, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, a little malty and lightly bitter.
ilovedarkbeer (2228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an orange color with a large canvas colored head. Notes of peanut butter, biscuits, Citrus hops, Belgian yeast and cookies. Weird beer.
degbert (1072) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-gold wtih a fine-grained creamy head that leaves lace. Nose is spicy and dry with an almost minty overtone. Citrusy and very very dry on the tongue, with definite rye spiciness. The mouthfeel provides a nice balance -- there’s some round richness that helps cut the dry. Good.
kidmartinek (3539) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark golden ale. Small white head. Spicy aroma. Deep malt aroma. Wild yeasty flavor. Thick malty body. Bitter upturn when it finishes. Slightly congestive. Possible allergen present?
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear golden color with a ring of white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian fruit with grains and sweet fruit. Some bits of plant root. Flavor is dry and bitter with lots of bitter milkweed and some yeast. Finishes bitter. Not sure if it’s worthy of an anniversary. 2.8
RE-RATE Fratto bottle yes fun. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is lemongrass, clove spice and citrus. Flavor is dry grains with a dry bitter finish. A little harsh.