bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, basil, pepper, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, toasted rye, grass, earthiness, and florals.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber. Light spicy rye on the nose. Big and thick, somewhat syrupy. Again, a bit of rye character comes through. Pretty subtle beer for a strong ale. Interesting anyway.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 05, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruityness, light balancing spicyness, drying earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-thin offwhite-hazy amber. A-sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice. T-sweet med malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops, yeast.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th October 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, decent off white head. Light palate, semi crisp. A little toffee malt. A touch of rye spice. Mild piney hops on top. Minerals impart freshness. Decent if not quite the knockout I was hoping for.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours copper with a creamy tan head. Aromas of rye, yeast/spice, and fruity/floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is rye, yeast/spice and arguably a bit of citrus. There’s a lot of flavor in this. So much so that it’s hard to be sure of farmyard/barnyard, but I think that’s here too. It has a large fruity sweet taste which is pretty balanced by hop and a touch of citrus? sour. Drinks like a big beer.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity, earthy and yeast aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet yeast flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle … Clear dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The fruity, spicy, caramely nose is also a touch floral and just a touch perfumey. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. Caramel, tropical fruit and red apple sweetness is balanced nicely by tannic bitterness, ultra-mild acidity, spiciness and funk. Crisp, bittersweet, fruity finish.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Dark amber color, huge off white head. Aroma of farms, barns and pollen. Taste of malt and light spice. Good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber pour. Sweet chewy rye malt aroma. A touch of pale malt and some spice in addition to the grainy sweetness. Chewy and fairly full-bodied - tending to sticky sweet really. The rye really adds a slickness to the palate on this one. There is a curious mix of spice and fruit but the slickness really kills this one for me. The rye flavour is pronounced and although that is welcome, the excessive sweetness just does a number on the beer. A little bit herbal on the back. Ugh - could have been so much better.