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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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One of the few small grains still grown in southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one of a kind ale brewed and aged in tiny Lucan, Minnesota. Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought north from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
750ml, red wax bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, woody, and some grains. Tastes of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, toffee, some brown sugar, wood, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to Irishboy! Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A big malty nose with some grains. Earthy, with big sweet at times boozy flavors, some light metal, bitter rye, very interesting. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Irishboy
Appearance: Dark amber/brown with a small tan head, no lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit, rye and woody
Taste: Rye, toasted malts, woody, with a dry wine finish
Nice

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sweet malty and herbal hop aroma. Sweet, bready malt flavor. Some spiciness from the rye; maybe from the hops, too? Some alcohol flavor, aroma, and warmth. Thanks, Doug...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours almost black with no head. Oaky aroma and a bit of roasty grain. Tastes of bourbon and malt. Heavy mouthfeel, almost syrup. This one is a definite sipper. Share the big bottle. A nice winter warmer brew for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. 4.0 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a good bit of lacing is left. 4.5 S: Awesome nose on this. Rye whiskey is the most prominent aroma and offers a spicy earthiness, leather, melon, apple, oak, and plenty of vanilla. Booze is well hidden. The base follows suite with the rye as well as lots of caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, and dates. 4.0 T: The base comes out more in the taste. Raisin leads the force, followed by tobacco, and leather. Plum, dates, caramel, and spicy earthy rye next. The whiskey is surprisingly complementary here, but it works really well. Oak, melon, apple, and vanilla follow. Again the booze is well hidden. Quite tasty. 4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s a bit too chewy and causes some amylase clumping in the back of my mouth. 4.5 D: The taste was borderline 4.5, so a bonus here. Really tasty beer. I wish more breweries would make rye wines or imperial ryes or whatever you want to call them. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-28-2012 01:05:52

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Big bottle, shared @Papsoe’s. Pours a clear amber to reddish brown, topped by a finger of beige head. Discreet aroma of sweet, lightly toasted and bready malts. A whiff of alcohol, and notes of yellow fruits. Sweet and kind of hot in the mouth. Sugary dark caramel flavor. Notes of bread, jammy fruits and alcohol. Big body. Thick texture. Finishes sweet malty with a hint af lactic acids. Beyond interesting, and very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Thanks to PaulUnwin for sharing this one. Cheers, Paul! Pours a hazy caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is toffee, wood, rye whiskey, and some light barleywine fruits with hints of booze. Flavor is similar with big toffee, some booze, some barleywine fruit and mild oaky vanilla. Medium in body and a delicious sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours a very dark copper color with a small head that lingers a while. Aroma is dominated by rye whiskey with notes of sweet caramel and butterscotch candy. Taste is moderately sweet, dominated by the rye whiskey flavor. It doesn’t allow the other flavors to come through much which is a bit disappointing. There are some candy-like notes in the finish. Slight alcohol warming in the finish is nice. Medium body and very sticky mouthfeel. Overall, its pretty good, I just wish some other flavors would come through more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2352) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma of malt malt and more malt. Slight booze. Taste follows vanilla and oak, more malt. Slightly thin. A lot going on here, very complex. I'm glad I tried this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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