JeffroDH (17) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really enjoyed this beer. I want to say that it's one dimensional, but it's really not. What it is: a brass quintet with a rambunctious French horn player, or the Phantom of the Opera heard live with a really drunk bass trombone player. Other Flavors exist, but you only really pay attention to the one.
SSSteve (3751) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 bottle from mix pack. hazy amber with e small creamy head. aroma is lighter than its amber color suggests. a toasty flavored beer. after the rye, it emphasizes on the amber and melanoidin malt. lightish body with quite a bit of carbonation. i enjoy this more and more.
RABinCO (1199) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a glass. Dark amber pour with a thin cream head. Aroma is faint. Mostly sweet roasted malt and a bit of rye spice. Taste is lightly bitter, a bit of rye spice. Taste is also a bit...thin. Bit of spiciness, some grass, way too much sticky sweet roasted malt....Not at all refreshing.
NachlamSie (2750) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mile High Wine and Spirits. Pours slightly hazy brown with a ring of a white head. I had pretty high expectations for this one given the fact that I really enjoy rye beers and nearly everything Boulevard brews. The aroma is kind of a let down in the sense that it just seems like a brown ale. It’s toasty, nutty and sweet. I probably couldn’t pick the rye out solely based on the nose. The palate is lighter than the color may lead one to believe. Rye is more noticed in the flavor, but rather than being fully spicy or dry, lots of Melanoidin balances things out. It’s a malty beer with no real emphasis on hops. Flavors of chestnuts and rye toast stand out. It’s a decent, medium-light bodied malty beer, but it’s not the kind of beer I prefer.
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from sampler pack pours a hazy brown with a fluffy off-white head with good retention Aroma is not strong, but is mostly wheat Tastes slightly sweet and caramelly with a sour finish. Hardly any rye to my taste.Body is medium with only slight carbonation. Easily drinkable, but nothing very memorable, good or bad.
Necscv (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hardly any aroma, wheat. Taste is wheat, corn meal, hint of rye. Aftertaste is not great, sour, rye.
COMRADEJOSH (290) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is tangy and the taste is a little caramel, toasted malt and tangy as well. Color is deep copper with a thin white head that retains well. Just enough buffering hops to balance. I think it is a pretty decent beer. Not sure how to compare as I haven’t had a lot of rye beers.
thomas15 (682) - USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of spicy rye and noble hops. Brown with tan edges. Off white head with fluffy retention. Taste of nice crisp hops intertwined with a light beer that exhibits slight malt character spicyness.
kirkjharris (13) - Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber colored withe a thick white head. Pours clear with nice aroma. Rye flavor throughout. Very little noticeable hops flavor. Finish lasts with a bite on the tip of the tongue.
zoucrew102 (501) - - MAY 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma followed by some rye earthiness. Pours copper colored with a thin, off-white head, but what's there retains well and pretty good lacing. Starts out with the caramel malt flavor with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Finishes slightly dry with the tang of the rye malt coming through strongly. Good, but doesn't really stand out in any way, good or bad.
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange brown with a thin tan head. Wheat, light rye notes, very bready and light smokiness. Bready taste, mildly sweet. Body is lighter and watery.