EithCubes (4627) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle, plastic over crown cap, no cork. From a brief look at the recipe, thinking this one will have held up well. Opened very slowly, no gush, nose bright with herbal/spice character, faint citrus, dulled but spicy hops, Belgian yeast. Lemon and a little vanilla. Pours hazy yellow-orange with a fizzy, soapy beige head, but this one’s under control. Perfect strong carbonation, sweet but mildly so and dries out a bit, low bitterness, rich lemony citrus with vanilla, tons of orange peel and low grassy/noble character from the slightly spicy hops. Belgian yeast is definite but a relatively minor contributor, also adds a slight mineral component. Fullish body with carb prickle, malt played straight and alcohol is appropriate (for a BT). More of a gummy character from the rye than the traditionally associated ’spiciness’, but that too is mild; this really comes off as an all-pale malt beer that started as a Tripel and slowly wandered away (but not too far!) with small hop and adjunct additions. Wonder if the Sorachi would have tropicalized it when fresh? As it is now, some years after release, this actually has something of a classic taste, and is presented without flaws - glad to have stumbled upon it!
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Andys Corner Bar. Copper orange in color with a little white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy light caramel rye aroma. Dry citrusy hoppy flavor. Full bodied. Dry finish. Very drinkable. Nice beer.
Huhzubendah (2261) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Matt at my place recently. Thanks! Review from notes.
A: Exit 6 appears golden hued and clear, with a white head that leaves significant lacing on the glass.
S: Aromas of Belgian yeast (subtle), lemons, apples, pears, spices.
T: This beer tastes like I imagine a Japanese version of a saison would taste. The Sorachi Ace hop was used in brewing this beer, and adds an unmistakable Japanese element to the flavor profile. I can appreciate a unique angle on a beer style, and I think that Exit 6 is accomplishes that.
M: It’s pretty thin and could perhaps gain from a slightly more robust body (more rye malt, perhaps?). On that note...While I do find this enjoyable, I can’t detect any rye flavors in the beer, and this is supposedly a rye beer, after all.
D: All that having been said, I am enjoying this beer and would be happy to have it again.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD. A bit of a gusher, but not too bad. Pours a hazy pale yellow with floating particles. Large frothy tan head fades quickly. Aroma of big citrus and tropical hops with a bit of rye. The taste is stone fruits, tropical fruits, fruit cocktail, fruit roll-ups and a bit of a rye bite. Medium bodied. Weird but not bad.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 bottle- pours a foamy white head with trailing lace and yellow/gold color. Aroma is grain, barn-yeast. Taste is spice hops, yeast sweet light malt-bread/rye. Medium body. Easy.
sherm1016 (1055) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, citrus, lemon. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, cereal, a little spicy Belgian yeast, with a spicy hop finish. Very nice.
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of Belgian-style malt with notes of rye with balanced sweetness. Taste is also a mix between a solid Belgian-style malt bill with balanced sweetness level and some notes of rye with a somewhat dry finish. Spicy yeast strain is well balanced into the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting take on Belgian ale with nice rye notes.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to blutt59) clearish medium yellow, with very few bubbles. Nose of rye, candied citrus, ginger, smells delicious. Taste of coriander, sweet orange pulp, spicy, belgian yeast. An absolutely spot on carbonation and delicious linger. Awesome beer!
ReggieDunlap (2926) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has notable belgian yeasty qualities...fruity, clovey, and a hint of funk. Very earthy and fruity...odd. tastes like a mix between a weisse and a saison...tasty though. Mouthfeel is lively with a spicy dry finish. Unusual but tasty.
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: poured a hazy straw color with a small white head. Aroma was grassy mixed with earthy yeast. Very slightly thick and syrupy. Has a sweet flavor, with a mild spicy bite from the rye. As it warms, the sweetness fades and it takes on more of a citrusy flavor, with the rye a touch more prevalent in the finish.