maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Sharp, clear rye nose, a smidgen of coriander. Hazy medium straw color. Peppery, malty, small spritz of spice, clean finish, with tiny hop tracks. Expected a bit more pepper from the 45% rye malt bill. Good enough.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Burnside Brewery in Portland, OR on 29 May 2013. Poured a copper colour with thin white head. Aroma of grass, orange peal and cereal. Citrus and slightly wet grass flavour with brown sugar sweetness. Bitter dry flavours of rye, grain and pine on the palate.
pdx77 (931) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Buckman-Kerns Brewfest at EastBurn. Pungent grassy hop aroma. Grass and citrus hops mellowed by dark maltiness from the rye. A little bitter on the finish.