alexsdad06 (8422) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium plus sized dense white head with thick lacing. The aroma has yeast, spicy rye notes, light fruit, grass with an earthiness throughout. The flavor has toasted malts, mild spicy rye, grass, with an earthy finish. Nothing over the top, pretty decent overall.
burg326 (5245) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a light golden color with aromas of citrus, bread, and rye. Flavors dollow suit, citrusy and rye mixed nicely and light on the palate.
KegOstertag (92) - - MAR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Drank in tulip glass poured from 12oz bottle. Aroma- mix between citrus, hops, and rose petals. Glorious. Appearance- beautiful golden orange color. Taste- ahhhh. Heavenly. So smooth yet so much flavor. Very very drinkable. Citrus with a bit of hops. Palate- similiar to taste but the hops come out more here. Overall- brilliant. My favorite spring/summer weather beer ever. I could drink these all day. May not be the biggest or boldest beer ive had but it still remains among my favorites of all time
Gription79 (2793) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is dominated by an herbal and citrus, there is a slight maltiness in the background. Upfront on my palate was hit with the rye, spicy, bready malts, the flavor finishes with a delicate floral note. A very delicate beer. I enjoyed this.
charule (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle. Gold in color with light sediment, lace through the roof. Light hoppiness. Light malty. Well balanced.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alright, Iíll say this... Iím favoring rye in my whiskeys and beers - my bias being presented, this is a fine amber-hued brew with a lasting, finely bubbled head and a delightful finish. Some more, please!
ccex (1182) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy but bright orange color with lots of floating yeast, a small white head, and attractive lacing. Aroma is full of orange peel, spices, rye, and some earthy grass. Taste is moderately sweet alternating with slightly bitter. Body is medium with lively carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. This reminds me of an IPA with rye. Itís easily drinkable and refreshing, but not one of the great ones from Bells.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright yellowish orange with a white one finger head. Lotd of sediment in here, so pour foul on my part I guess. Aroma is orange citrus, spicy rye, and a bit if wheaty yeast funk. Light orange rind flavor finishes with some hint of rye spice. Seems very much a summer ale. Not a bad beer, and a neat twist on the rye beer style. Almost a combo of Oberon and Ruthless Rye.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Bottle and draft. Clear golden body. Frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of raw grain, rye, sulfur, vegetable. Hint of bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Bitterness lingers into the finish. Lots of raw grain and raw hop taste. Updated: Draft version is cleaner, crisper.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, letís split the difference here.
S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted.
T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing...
M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time?
O: Not bad - but Iím certainly not smitten with it. Itís too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.