jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was everything I hoped it would be. The rye used to brew the beer gave it a great palate and character that supported the aggressive, but taseful (and tasty!) addition of peppercorns. This is the kind of beer i could drink almost any time. It has enough flavor to sip by itself, but is light enough to enjoy with many foods, and especially cheeses. Attractive amber color with decent head. Nice transition of flavors from sweet to aromatic to spicy....just like the description.
I would have liked to see a more pronounced bouqet of pepper in the aroma, but otherwise a perfect peppery rye beer. If only these dieu du ciel beers weren’t so darn expensive.
Mortlach (1140) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Deep amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn, caramel and spices, interesting. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet with pepper and chilli in the end... crazy! Medium body, texture is oily, well carbonated. Interesting!
JDBaker11058 (1465) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear ruddy amber-orange, with a shy, dissipating creamy tan head and no lacing. Aroma: not strong--warm caramel and scotch toffee, with a hint of black pepper and marmalade. Taste: caramel, toffee, and candied fruit, with a bit of rye toast and a dash of pepper. Finish: sweet and slightly syrupy (more so than the low abv would indicate), although it ended rather abruptly as well; the finish is where a bit of true heat from the rye and peppercorns came out, although it wasn’t too hot. Notes: Glad to have tried this. I’m a sucker for rye-forward beers, and this was a good, solid offering. Sneaky 11.5 ounce bottle from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia.
Fatehunter (1596) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy brown body.
The aroma is spice rye bread. Nice.
The taste is muddled rye, caramel and peppers. The finish is a nice peppercorn flavor though.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It’s a rye bread in liquid form.
Tonkun (1046) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a white head that dissipated quickly. Black pepper, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, spice. Medium body. Sweet with bitter and spicy finish.
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle shared by mortlach during a great private tasting at my place in Rome-Italy. Thank you. Pours a amber-ruby color, similar to the skin of a dry chili pepper, semi filtered with a decent off white cap. Very cool. Nose: a bit of a soapy nose feel, ginger, a hint of caramel. Mouth: frizzy carbonation, spicy warm peppery feeling, weird but ok.
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Brown-reddish colour with beige foam. Aromas of spices, malts and caramel. Taste: malts, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, peppery finish. Medium body. A very interesting beer.
Idiosynkrasie (4666) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Clear, faint amber colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, slightly chocolately and grainy, peppery spicy overtones. Taste is minimally chocolately, caramel malty, citrusy hoppy overtones with a lemon touch, a peppery spicy touch is late active.
JFF (9) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière légère et bien balancée dont la particularité principale est le poivre dont le goût et surtout le piquant se manifeste tardivement. Très plaisante.
Vignale (2414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Saveur-bier. Ett väldigt pepprigt rågöl. Lätt parfymerad doft med mycket danskt rågbröd, papprighet som växer i styrka långt bak på tungan. Lite pepparsalami på rågbröd. Riktigt trevlig.
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brownish red pour with small off white head. Aroma of rye malts, slight caramel, and faint pepper. Taste of rye malts, touch of caramel, grains, and a dry pepper finish. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation and perfectly balanced. Would go great with some spicy food!