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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Think: fresh baked rye bread in a bottle with a hint of lemon and spice from the hops and yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Aromas of weeds and grass with a little bit of smoke and chocolate in the background. Fairly clear deep copper orange with an off-white head. Light honey and caramel sweetness followed by dry grassy notes, a slight sourness and a mellow toastiness. Bitterness seems mostly like a roasted husk type bitterness that sticks close to the tongue. Kind of like a brown ale (compares favorably with Sierra Nevada Tumbler) with a spicy dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3182) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2012
Very cloudy brown color, nice nose of rye with a moderate amount of acidity. The mouth has low hops, with a touch of rye spiciness and decent acidity. Very quaffable. Lingering rye notes in the end. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5654) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
65 cl bottle @ lusikka. Release #13, 5,6% ABV.
Aroma has resin, some fruity notes and bready malt. Flavour has resin, some bready malt, and distant berry notes. Weird stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
650 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a small head. Aroma of biscuity malts, grass and chocolate. Flavour of biscuity malts, chocolate, berries, grassy hops, chocolate and some floral notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a finish of malts, some chocolate and bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bomber release number one. Pours a very cloudy bronze color with a medium white head. A sweet rye and grainy nose, the yeasts definitively add some hefe-like banana and fruit here. A nice earthy flavor; spicy rye, bready for sure, lemon and perhaps some ginger. Pretty nice and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Aroma is mostly bready and spicy rye notes, very pleasant. Pours a very murky amber, white head which dissipates to a ring. Spicy rye, lemon, faint hops, bready malts, and yeast make up most of the flavor. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Hazy amber pour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops, bready notes. Nice caramel malt up front, citrus hops, wheat crackers, doughy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2012
bottle: Copper pour with a thin off white head. aroma is bready, slightly grainy, light caramel sweetness. Light lemony citrus. Flavour is bready malt, semi-sweet, some woody and light lemony hop, some peppery spice towards the finish. Very drinkable.

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