OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
A - 1.5 finger tan head. Full and fluffy. The head sinks pretty quick with a clear, dark brown body with reddish highlights. Looks good!
S - Citrus hops, faint metal notes, spicy caramel background.
T - Spicy hops off the top with notes of citrus and red fruit. Sweet malt background with a peppery hop bite. There’s a weird off flavor that I can’t put my finger on. The rye is present with light spice and blend well with the fruit. Finishes with fruity rye bread, almost toasty with a dry finish.
M - Medium body, ample carbonation, crisp peppery finish.
Nice use of rye, not overpowering and could work well as a session beer, if it werent for that off-putting flavor. The mild fruity yeast added a nice English accent. This didn’t go down that "smooth".
Serving type: bottle
maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Hwy). Rich sweetish caramel, tropical fruit, and some pepper in the nose. Copper color, fine head. Thin caramel initial / touch of sweet fruit: strawberry and cherry / a bit of pepper in the finish. Thin-medium body. Fine, mild flavors. The rye adds a little body, but less pepper than I expected.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a amber color with a medium sized head. you pick up the rye in the aroma and lots of earthy smells. there is some fruityness in it as well. the taste was sort of a let down i expected more. the rye taste is there but its unusual in a way.
IndianaRed (2157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Clear light redish amber witha small light tan head that stuck around. Heavy lacing. Sharp bitter woody rye aroma and flavor. Dry finish. Some weird metallic notes as well. Didnt love it
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and earth aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with caramel and light earthiness.
dlbeer (640) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour with off white head. Smells of rye malts and hops. Tastes of the same with a slight bitter finish.
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5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Amber, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Soft citrusy nose, even softer rye.   Has a slight powdery sugar background.   Rye is more noticeable on the tongue, but its also slightly
medicinal.   Seems tangy, a little rough despite being fairly moderate in body and mouthfeel.   I get a slight popsicle stick like woodiness after the finish.   Rye lingers a bit too.   Tiz okay, but seems a bit rough and
artificial at times.
Danbus (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1.5 finger off-white, full head sinks moderately quickly after pouring this deeply copper brew. The aroma is of fruit and hops and a hint of spiciness. Good taste with the fruit and hops getting top billing here, but not overpowering (in fact, maybe a little too muted?) Some peppery spice is blended well into the mix along with a sweet malt background, then finished dry. This beer is amply carbonated and finishes dry. I liked it. 8/9/13
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Livendadream (78) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Btl pours ,hazy light amber color, fluffy off white head that vanished quickly leaving some nice lacing. Smells malty and medicinal with some spiciness. Tastes of sweet malts with a hint of pepper followed by bitter hops. Medium body that is slick on the tongue with a little lingering sweetness, nice bitterness decent carbonation. Ok beer. Has a weird flavor that does not belong. Cant really taste rye.
foyle (173) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: 2"+ beige head that leaves moderate lacing after slowly receding. Color is mostly clear copper, but there is some sediment in suspension. Moderate carbonation evident.
Aroma: fruit (plums?), rye, medium roasted malt, yeasty bread.
Mouthfeel: light to medium with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: Differs a bit from the aroma as the bitterness is more forward. There is some rye spice in the middle, but the hop bitterness dominates the finish with chocolate/cocoa flavor in the initial taste. The fruit that was some evident in the aroma is almost obscured in the taste.
Overall: very good but not great.