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Big Time Powderfinger Rye Ale

Big Time Powderfinger Rye Ale
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This Gold Medal winner in the specialty beer category at the 1996 GABF is a popular brew among the rotating taps at Big Time. The addition of organic flaked rye to the grist results in a complex malt character that is smooth and satisfying. Three seperate Noble hop additions help balance out the flavor. OG 13.8 Plato

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/2/15] Draught at Big Time Brewery in Seattle. Clear coper. Aroma of honey, graininess, butter and a bit of hops. Sweetish flavor with honey, graininess, a bit of butter, spicy rye and a bitter hops finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
On tap at Big Time, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out spicy hops, rye, some orange fruitiness, and biscuity malt. Flavour is clean and balanced, with notes of oranges and other citrus and tropical fruitiness, along with lightly spicy hops. Well-balanced and easy to drink. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Draft - Sweet caramel. Clear orange gold with a decent beige head. Light resin, orange and some spice. Nice and caramel forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a finger off white head. Smell sweet grainy cereal, straw. Taste mellow chalky texture on the end, a bit of grassy hops. Lighter bodied. Reasonable drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium bone white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasty malt and mildly spiced hops. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of rye and toasted malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Decent brew overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Decent tap beer. The rye is not showing a typical spicy character, nor do we get much IPA/hoppy profile. A quaffer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Nice head and mahogany body. Good bitterness and the rye is very apparent in this beer. Nice, I should have stuck with this for the remaining few hours. Good fun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ lasting ivory sheen. Nice floral, spicy sweet rye, pale malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Rich malty sweet honey biscuit, toasted rye bread flavors with some floral hoppage--fruity finish--good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Big Time. Poured clear pale amber with a white head. Was not able to make anything out of the aroma except maybe some bread. Light bitterness, medium sweetness, thin body, and no finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a hazed copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma is spicy rye bread, toast, nutty, hints of light coffee, bread herbal leafy hops. Flavor is nutty earhty bread with rye malt, biscuit, burnt toast, light nutty chocolate with caramel malts and light herbal hops. Medium finish with light bitternes. Ok.

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