Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: Rye beer crosses Brown Ale crosses IPA. Good beer.
How: Tap at La Taberna Lupulo, San Juan, PR.
The look: Clear light brown body topped by a large off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose has a lot of spicy rye, toasted tobacco leafs, a light smoky character bordering burning cigarette. Taste has a good mix of caramel and spicy rye, toasted peanuts, generous leafy and citrusy hopping. The clean and sharp bitterness is quite assertive. This is a bastard beer that is as much a rye beer as it is a brown ale as it is an IPA. I liked it. And btw, I don’t know if soberphobia is actually a thing, but if it is not a thing yet then guess what guys, I have invented soberphobia!!!
mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Memory of taster @ the brewery. I wanted more rye character, or any flavor out of this one. Smooth and drinkable for sure. Low ABV, low IBU, low flavor, so low rating.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy browns under a soft khaki head which fades into a thin layer with random arcs of lace crawling up my glass. Swirls creamy and thick.
Pumpernickel toast and pumpernickel crackers. Whole rye seeds. A gentle dusting of milk chocolate powder. Raisins in the middle kissed with melted milk chocolate. Sunsweet prunes. Touch of cinnamon sticks and burnt caramel along the edges. Rye seeds and rye bread on top.
Chewy, sweet, and bready followed by rye and fruits. Tannic meatiness thanks to prunes and raisins. Whole loaves of pumpernickel and rye bread. More raisins and prunes, dried and chewy. Apple skins join the tannic tartness, this time along the sides. Sweet and dry at the same time. Pumpernickel toast underneath. Spiced apricot and peach skins.
A delicious new take on the brown ale thanks to the fine folks at Ballast Point Brewing out of San Diego, California. While this was on draft at my local establishment, I enjoyed multiple glasses before it was gone. Good stuff.
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bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Light cocoa and light darker malt aroma. Malt and light darker malt flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger with light citrus.
BHeart (72) - - SEP 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth, rye, tastes a little under carbonated. Overall not too impressed, decently bitter and hoppy.
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bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted grain, pine, and coriander. Flavor of cocoa, roasted rye, coriander, bread, and light citrus.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Urban Solace in San Diego. Pours a clear amber. Thicker tan foam. Stickier lace. Nose is moderate cherry dessert. Taste is typical ballast Point vegetal oddities at the beginning moving to sweet dark cherry dessert. Silkier palate than expected from the rye. Great palate. Malt forward but not really sweet. Appearance is dull. Nose muted.
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skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, spicy rye, and some nutty character. Taste is of roasted malts, spicy rye, corriander, caramel, bakers chocolate, and some roasted nuts. Has A medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a dry, subdued finish. Overall, a very nice rye brown that tasty and drinkable.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Very thick creamy, cream-coloured head over almost black red-brown beer. USA hops and chocolate, nearly black IPA-like, bit of charcoal. Dry, but quite malty flavour; hops in retreat compared to the nose. "Charcoal" here seems to translate into rye. Mineral water quality, yet some body; slighlty slick. Refreshing brown ale - quite rare, certainly seen the coriander addition.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl. Light brown pour with a 1 finger off white head. Roast nose with light bitterness, not picking up on the coriander. Med body with roast, citrus bitterness, and light fruit. Roast finish with a light bitterness.