emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours soft copper amber with a light haze and one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is bread and malt forward, light caramel and uncooked bread dough. Biscuity. Herbal. Extremely biscuity/bready flavor with a light malt sweetness and herbal hop feel. Light carbonation and medium body.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a cream head. nose is rye, sweet, and malty. easy on the palate, faint hops, rye, and light spices.
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a nice frothy head. Aroma of rye, mild dark fruit, and some spice. Medium palate. Taste is malty, rye, with hints of dark fruit. Decent.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Innsbrook. Pours a hazy almost murky amber with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rye, citrus, apple, yeast and floral notes. The taste is floral notes, citrus and rye. Medium-full bodied.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an average white frothy head that mostly lated with fair lacing. Moderate toasted rye and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bomber) clear amber with creamy tan fine bubbled head. Nose is very subdued, rye, a bit funky and some sweaty socks. Taste of cereal grain, cream, orange, rye, herbal and a creamy finish.
islay (1057) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Aroma features chocolate chip cookie and Tootsie Roll scents from the malts. Lemon rind. Fresh and yeasty smell. I’m not getting much in the way of spices that I expect from a rye beer. Pours a hazy, effervescent, medium brown with a moderate to large amount of long-lasting beige head. Produces good lacing, and has a good look to it overall. Milk chocolate and cookie flavors. It tastes like a straight-forward, but high quality, brown ale, except with a welcome dry hops – and perhaps rye spice – kick in the finish. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Lively, frothy, and silky in what amounts to a nice, though not special, palate. You know, it’s a pretty enjoyable brew, thought it’s not exactly my kind of beer stylistically, and it clashed with my expectations in appearance, aroma, and flavor. The point is, it wasn’t what I was expecting, but, hey, I liked it.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of toasted rye, banana, honey, and earth. Flavor of toasted rye, caramel, light citrus, and honey.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Has no discernable aroma. Taste has a light bitterness with some matly sweetness.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle release # 4. Pours hazy dark amber with a soapy off white head that fades to a foamy film. Aroma is bready rye and malt with a faint sweetness. Taste is definity rye bread and biscuit with some bitterness and sugar. Palate is creamy medium feel and finishes chaulky and dry. Pretty solid tasting brew!