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The fifth stop on our trip to explore New Jersey takes us to an area that puts the green in the Garden State. This part of Burlington County was settled in 1624 by Dutch Walloons (now Belgians) whose first order of business was to build a fort-and then a tavern. The area has always had a rich agricultural heritage and we’re using locally grown rye as an appreciation of our farmers past and present.

Exit 6 is a deceptively simple recipe- pale malt augmented by 20 percent rye, fermented with a classic Belgian yeast. But then it gets interesting with the hops: English East Kent Goldings, Slovenian Styrian Goldings and Japanese Sorachi Ace. The result is a rich saffron color with a spicy character from the rye and lemony citrus notes from the unique Sorachi Ace hops.

Since this beer is being released during Philly Beer Week, we’ve made it a collaboration brew with Ric Hoffman from Stewart’s in Bear, DE and Gordon Grubb from Nodding Head in Philadelphia

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2897) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to jtclockwork. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet pale malts, rye, banana and a great hop profile of floral and light citrus notes. The taste was of slightly sweet pale malts, honey, rye, banana, floral hops and spice. It had a nice mouthfeel with somewhat lively carbonation and a medium body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1782) - - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a fluffy white head and some dark particulate floating in the bottom quarter of the glass. Aroma is caramel apple. Taste adds some toasted malt and is slightly buttery. I don't think it's to the point of wanting to call it diacetyl infected and the buttery character actually plays into the overall flavor profile pretty nicely. Rich smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2758) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1187) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(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!

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