Cellarmaker Rye Be Bitter?
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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This is Cellarmakerís Norcal take on an English bitter. We used a heady blend of hops including Simcoe, Columbus, Sorachi Ace, Centennial, Nelson, Citra, and German Mandarina to give the spicy rye and deep malt flavor a delicate, yet complex hoppy kick.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
[Tap] Darker golden pour with a small, but lasting, white head. Bready malts, moderate bitterness and spicy rye in the nose. Flavors of English malts, bread, biscuits and astringent hops. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. More hoppy than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light malt flavor with light earthiness. Lighter bodied. Grapefruit and light malt linger with light earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6407) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Draft at Cellarmaker in June from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts,sspicy rye note, citrus, herbal, floral hops, English malts, decent, flavorful low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Here we go again - barely alcoholic, and with a low 21 ibus, but the hop additions are evident, and the complexity staggering. Sorachi ace especially lends a unique floral soapy quality not usually in this style, as does the rye and itís subtle spice. Simcoe, Nelson, and citra lend a nice fruitiness. Overall, a unique and tasty brew."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (928) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
The rst off Iím find it funny that Iíve lost my notes on my rating twice before enterIng it. From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a see through pale yellow.There a slick texture with hop bitter taste.I donít know how to really describe this beer.I need learn more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2434) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Draft at CM. nose is rarity, dirty, a bit musty. Pour is copper with small white head. Taste is moderately sweet with a table sugar to it. Taste is just ok. Donít get much rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at Lupulo in Santa Cruz. Pours dark orange with a tan head. Aroma carries caramel and fresh baked bread with a somewhat orangey hop character. Flavor retains a distinctly English maltiness with a strong rye component and adds a well-rounded candied citrus hop. Nice flavorful bitter that straddles American and UK styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3739) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at Cellarmaker. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and danky hops. The flavor is intense and complex with mild toast and caramel behind huge citrus and tropical fruit. It has a balanced toasty, bitter finish. Nice stuff with an interesting hop blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1561) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a medium orangey amber color. Itís rather cloudy. Smallish off-white head, which fades to not much after a minute. Little lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some rye spice thrown into the mix. The hops are bright citrus and tropical fruits but fairly subdued. I was kinda expecting it to be all hopped up and juicy, but itís more of a delicate beer, which I guess shouldnít be surprising as a 3.8% abv bitter. The rye plays nicely with the hops and mostly sits in the background. Some gentle caramel and biscuity malt. The taste is similar. Itís hop forward and tastes quite fresh but still rather subdued. Nice but mild malt flavor. Some more spice, some gentle sweetness, though itís a fairly dry beer, really. Very easy to drink. Moderate hop bitterness, which doesnít get in the way of the flavor in the least. Relatively low carbonation. Gentle feel, a bit washed out. Itís hard for me to judge bitters, even Americanized ones. I do like the beer. Itís just a bit simple, and the complexity of the listed hops doesnít really come out for me.

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