durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Pacific Standard. Hazy dark golden pour with almost a gray/green tint. Some hops and rye grain on the nose; seems promising, like it will be crisp and refreshing. Hit my palate the wrong way those: something really ashy and unpleasantly bitter. Particularly because I was drinking this side-by-side with a lovely Belgian rye also on cask, this just didn’t do it for me.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at patchogue brewery. Pours a hazy red color, nice hoppy aroma, very appealing. Taste was a good mix between bitter and sweet. Good crisp aftertaste. I liked this beer a lot and wish it were more widely available.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of rye seed, rye bread, light citrus and floral hops. Flavor very rye malty, sweet rye, with bittering hops rubbing up against it. Bitter finish but never completely obstructs the rye malt. Pretty tasty.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of bitter rye seed. Flavor of rye and parmesean cheese with a bitter hops finish. Too bitter for me.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours a light yelllow body with a white head. Aroma is bitter hoppiness with some earthy notes and malt. Plain and simple not much to the flavor a little pine from the hops which disipates slowly.
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Amber in color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very hoppy and floral with some sweet hints. Flavor is bitter and floral at the start with some caramel and malt notes afterwards and a finish that has a nice mixture of pine and citrus. Bitter taste lingers on the tongue for a bit.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor of caramel, hops, roasting, pine, chocolate, and malts. Medium body. Tingly texture turned dry. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MacGregors in Rochester. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor is floral hops up front, followed by a caramel and nutty note and has a lingering bitter finish of roasted malt and floral hops.
Sregnar35 (1007) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Mahars. Another good session beer. Flavor was sweet and not at all hoppy, but a good balance was there.
Maverick34 (2478) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Spring Lounge. Poured a lighter amber. A bitter taste, some malt and caramel. OK.