Skyview (5272) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a golden pale colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a lumpy white head and some spotty lacing. Aroma reminds me of a northern woods cabin hot dish. Scents of golden grain malt, some earthy spices, a hint of potato, some rye bread, a hint of honey and pine. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, rye, and extra grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry, toasted medium malts with a lingering spicy dry hop aftertaste.
islay (1276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-11-13. Hoppy, dry, mineral-y, metallic smell features dirt, clay, honey, and molasses scents. Pours a clear brass / light amber with a very large amount of uneven, beige head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Dry, salty taste features chalk, bitter brown sugar (rum-like), lemon, and mineral water elements. Rye taste noticeable. Dry, mineral-y aftertaste. Medium body. Lively and numbing in the palate. Badger Hill Three Tree American Rye is inoffensive and adequately good but not particularly remarkable. 7/4/7/4/14=>3.6
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alot going on. Spices and something bitter are predominate. Its ok but not my favorite
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a nice head that lasts forever - looks amazing. Aroma is complex and very nice - peaches, pine, caramel, spices... it keeps changing. After being nearly perfect so far, the taste doesn’t quite live up. It covers a few different bases, from hops to malts, sweet to bitter, tang and rye, but nothing quite stands out. The taste does several things averagely. Palate is heavy carbonation - some foam still remaining even after the beer is gone.
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Gold in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Mild aromas of grainy malt, hay-like hops, and a bit of spice. Dry and spicy malted rye notes upfront on the palate, along with more hay and a bit of white pepper. Light bodied and dry, but not voerly hoppy. Sessionable, but not overly interesting. Perhaps a touch bland.
Atom (1485) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a clear copper/orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, tobacco, and slightly like tomato soup. Taste of earthy bitter tobacco, followed by caramel and bitter rye spice, with some hops that doesn’t help at all. Oh my, this is a mess.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy, resiny hoppy, chewy caramel, rye aroma. Slight metallic note. Fairly spicy rye, toasty malty, herbal, a touch fruity, earthy flavor. Not bad.
Trev (1965) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold to amber pour with a thin head.
pale malt and grainy rye aroma with some hints of grassy hop.
flavour is on the lighter side, more of the same though with a grainy malty body, hint of spicy rye and light hop presence.
Agreeable enough though.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lyndale Tap House. Thanks to JK for dropping the location into his rating - that’s what brought me down here. Clear amber pour with a white head. Very nicely balanced rye spicyness and sweetness. Well done, enjoyable session beer.
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Lyndale Tap House. Brown beer. Mild aroma of malt and grains with some hops. Flavor has a rye character, with more grain here, and enough hops to remind you they are there. Very much like a lightly hopped American pale ale.