dragonjeep (2) - USA - DEC 7, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
There is a reason the staff at Boscos calls this beer "devil water". I generally do not like light color/body beers, but Ray’s Honey Rye breaks the norm. This beer has a great smooth flavor. The honey ferments out giving it a nice dry flavor with a great finish. Kind of like a "Bit o’ Honey" candy.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Cloude4d bright yellow. Nice white head. Sweet and lemony, yep, that sums this up both aroma and taste. Honey is there and it is good. Lemon dry finish a bit of white bread with the nice rye spice and sweetness. Damn I drank this one fast and I want another.
Ap-3 ar-6 tas-8 pal-5 ov-16
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 Tap at Nashville brewpub. Yes, this is a session beer, but a solid one. I give good session the scores they deserve. This one is way underated folks. Pours golden orange with a wisp of a white head. Fruity and spicy aroma, but faint. There are evenly balanced flavors of honey, rye, hops, malt. Each sip I pick up different things. Very clean, sweet, and mildy bitter finish. This is what session beers are about. Kevin agrees with me!
desurfer (1278) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber body with good lacing. Light, wheaty aroma. Bitter rye flavor with peppery hops, a touch of honey sweetness. Bitter, dry finish. Tasty.
ChainGangGuy (4750) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Scantly hazed, very light pale yellow-hued body capped by a thin, whitish head.
Smell: Faint, slim, tenuous malts supported by lightly floral, honey notes.
Taste: Mildly bready malts, mild rye, too. Fairly sweet with a pleasant honey flavor. Sweetness is bucked, albeit gently, but the rye and even less so by the hops and bitterness. Sweetish, semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Easy, light, simple, but a fairly pleasing taste.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aorma of light sour malt. Rye malt, with honey tones. Very sweet and a very light bitter. Light bodied and a tad fizzy.
Suttree (6007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light colored - maybe like pear juice. No head. Definate honey aroma, but not much rye. Clean and crisp, with some very tasty pear and apple note mixed with the honey flavors. Some of the rye becomes apparent in the finish. Very refreshing.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow, white cover. Sweet honey, malt aroma, light. Taste is more sweet, honey, kind of heavy, with a light rye bite.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Nashville brewpub. I liked it. Golden honey warmth with "heart of ’Merica" grain flavors like a mild maibock: corn and rye all over the place. Finish was mild and soft, but displayed subtle honey flavors. Almost clear golden yellow in the glass, with fully diminishing white head that didn’t produce much lacing at all, no matter how hard I tried to make it. Smell was vaguely of honey, but not much in the nose. While this was my favorite of the ones they had on tap this time around, it’s still not more than a session.
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 22-oz bomber at Boscos Nashville. Pours hazy and murky orange with yellow hints and a miniscule white head. Floral hop aroma with a honey-wheat nose, some floating rye as well. Sweet rye and wheat flavor with a honey and citrus hop bite. Medium bodied and creamy, spicy palate.