bb (8122) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt aroma. Malt and darker malt flavor with earth and light spice. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger with earthiness and light backing hops.
bytemesis (6139) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap; my last taster of the day. Perhaps I should have started with this one, but after the rest; meh. Pours clear amber with a small white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is grainy with notes of spicy rye, caramel and hay. Flavor is the same, mildly sweet, mildly bitter, light bodied.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Porky’s - San Leandro: Clear amber color with nice white head and spotty lacing. Pleasant sweet aroma of sugar and malts. Tangy malt flavor with a multi-grain breakfast cereal aftertaste. For the style, well done.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrel House. It pours a nice clear golden orange with a good off white head. The aroma has some fruity hops with mildly toasted malt. The flavor is bready/toasty and spicy with a decent piney, woody hop presence. Not too bitter and light bodied. A nice mild rye beer.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel citrus a rye bread aroma and taste with a toasted bread finish. Not bad.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Drakes Barrel Room poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness and carmel with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.