obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy w/lots of sediment, golden orange w/large bubbles. Sweet malt nose, corriander, orange and lemon spice. Acidic sourness, with creamy orange, nice mouthfeel...some what similar to a wit. Nice
muzzlehatch (4745) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 July 04: 500 ml bottle shared with Tidiaguy. Incredibly gunky-looking stew-thick light caramel color...cool. Lemon-rye aroma is extraordinarily aromatic and food-like. Very spicy, zesty, sour and highly carbonated, with an odd and rather unappetizing sweetness running throughout, similar to rice syrup. This was very, very interesting, and I’d certainly recommend to the adventurous, but the bottle probably needs to be fresher, and it’s certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of mud. 8/4/6/3/15 3.6
Dec 2004, Swedish dregs, Alts etc tasting w/MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere #2. 500 ml bottle. This sample is much fresh, I think, a bit less sedimented, much cleaner in the body, less vinous and fuller.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a bottle of this at blind tiger. it´s always a bit of a risk getting beer that is on special and this seemed pretty old. very hazy light brown. apricot nectar aroma and texture. quite sweet, light taste of rye and, perhaps by association, of carraway. i´ll have to have a fresh bottle some time
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A spicy molasses scent. NIce cloudy apple cider brown color. Clean, non-cascade hoppy finish with a bitter touch. Nice apple flavors and champagne yeasts with a slight sour finish. The rye really give this a unique flavor. Some pumpkin spice here and there. Very refreshing with aroma and flavors of dates and rich teas. I don’t know why this isn’t a more popular style.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy look was the first impression. Aroma was very fruity, with a citrus bite. Not a very strong taste that you would expect from the look. THe pour was very different from the taste. Very well rounded taste and nice after taste. Very nice.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark gold pour with a nice fluffy head. Some lace. Very nice aroma. Malty. Slighly wheaty. Banana, citrus, some spices and rye come out more. The flavor follows suit. The banana is a bit more muted, spices develop into more distinct flavors: cloves. The citrusy hops are there. Rye shows up as well. Tangy palate and a nice citrusy finish. Nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark auburn, sandpaper ash mixed with burgandy. Lots of carbonation and a puffy big head with some lacing. The aroma is very malty with notes of cream, banana, clove, caramel and the prerequisite rye. The flavor is very smooth with the rye really biting through the wheat and malt body. Highly carbonated mouthfeel with a tangy citrusy tail. Very good and surprising.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty impressive brew. Ther wasn’t an overall hallmark to the beer other than crackery character. Bad label, lots of flocculent floaties down at the bottom 1/5 of the bottle. Yeasty biscuits and crackers. This beer is looking for food.
PorterPounder (7315) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labels itself as a Rye beer, first real try of one other than Sunrye, which is suspect. Light orange appearance, long lasting, thin white head. fruity, banana-like aroma with some esther notes. Yeast and fruit is prominent. Has a bit of a starchy palate which is the one flaw I find. Otherwise, an interesting little ale.
rajendra82 (1047) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer was purchased in a brown, 0.5 liter bottle with a rather poorly applied label. The beer pours murky orange with a whole lot of yeast sediment in the glass. The head is fizzy and average sized (about ½ inch in the Pilsner glass). The aroma is yeasty and fruity and vaguely similar to a Belgian dubbel without the spices or the brown sugar. The taste is an intriguing one, somewhat similar to a weizen in its citrus-banana-clove-bubblegum yeast profile, but is a lot earthier and heartier as a result of the rye malt. It has a sour-sweet doughy chewiness, and is quite sticky on the palette. If beer is liquid bread, this one must be liquefied sticky orange buns.