adnielsen (9920) - 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.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, 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.
Skyview (5283) - 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.
JK (4845) - 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.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
My initial thought that this was good--and at first, I thought I sensed possible passion fruit notes. But with a bigger sip, and every subsequent sip, this was pretty awful. Vegetal, bitter, ack. Huge head--very big head. Bottle.
jcnielsen (2443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with big gushing head. I gave up on drinking this out of a glass because it was so carbonated. Straw, grainy, earthy aromas. Vegetal, grainy, slightly tangy flavors. Not a fan.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the 2012 Twin Cities Beer Festival. Nice amber, too much banana/clove taste.
piscator34 (2047) - 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.
Trev (1985) - 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.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Really not very good. Carbonated beyond belief, some off flavors...i dunno, the rye did nothing for me on this.