MadRobin (2658) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012.
Brewed at Brewer's Alley's "Monocacy Brewing Co." facility. Tried both keg and cask versions.
Amber with beautiful head and excellent lacing. Keg version was clear with a white head and cask version was quite hazy with a tan head.
Slightly sweet aroma of rye spice and mild, piney hops.
Taste of spicy rye and gently bitter, piney hops
Medium plus body and carbonation. Pleasant, smooth mouthfeel on both versions.
No doubt about this being a rye beer--big rye aroma and taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
strongpieman (1642) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Full RyePA piney hops and soft malts. I was surprised and very pleased about how much I liked this one.
mcdoug (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle non-obvious aroma. Cloudy yellow-gold color. Fizzy palate. Balaned citrusy hops. Very nice crisp long term withe lingering slightly sour bitterness. Cask version. Rather scrumptious!
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one with travlr.
Dull amber color. Smells like my babushka’s rye bread. Tastes like it too! No joke, it’s like liquid rye bread. Not just the rye malt, but the whole dang loaf. Takes me back to St. Petersburg. Very good, just needs a slice of swiss on top (like dad does it)
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, medium off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is like snorting rye bread. Taste captures all the elements of a freshly baked loaf of rye bread, not just the spiciness of the grain but also the toastiness of the crust and the yeasty character of the dough. One of the best rye beers I’ve had.