RobertDale (2849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a clear amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is malt, rye, caramel, spice, and a touch of hops. Nice.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I feel like I have always missed this beer for the 5 years that I lived in Lawrence. Its been produced for a while but it seems to have been made rarely in the past few years. Fortunately, on a quick trip to Lawrence this happened to be on tap. So, 10oz pour at the brewpub. A darker blunted copper color. Low clarity with a medium head that sticks around. Aroma is some sweet sticky malts, a bit English hops, and a tangy rye spiced character. Flavor is sweet with lots of spicy rye character. I enjoy the rye character but but the beer is really not my thang. Its got too much sweet and too much British character.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 64-oz growler during Darkness Day 2009 in Brooklyn Center, MN. Pours a semi-clear amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin head with some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some dry spice, a hint of citrus and some rye. Taste is medium bodied, slightly dry with flavors of toasted caramel malt with rye, citrus zest, some light bubblegum. Finish is semi-dry with a toasted dark bread aftertaste and some mild bitterness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Free State. Pours an amber body with a white head. Pine, rye, grapefruit, some dank malts. Over ripe fruit, butter and a bitter end. Eh.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler courtesy of mreusch. Pours a translucent copper with a finger of creamy, beige head. The nose is a pleasant blend of of fruity pale malt, light caramel and rye. Medium-bodied and soft (almost creamy) with a lightly dry, bitter finish. Sweet pale malt, caramel and rye notes up front with a somewhat toasty finish complimented by earthy, bitter hops. A light blend of hops and rye linger in the aftertaste. This is a pretty nice session brew. Thanks for picking it up for me, Matt!
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Growler. Poured brown with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted bread, malt, and earth notes with a slight sour fruit note somewhere in there. Flavor starts with a bitter punch and then fades into a bread malt. Sweet bread after taste. Kind of medicinal in the middle with some cardboard.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a copperish color with an off white head. Rye and hops in the aroma. Flavor is spicy rye, mild hoppiness, and a dry finish. Easy to drink
tomciccateri (978) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber with a slight head. Medium body, early hop bitterness and flavor. Nice even malty that finishes dry. Very clean.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub
Pours dark red, almost brown. Thick tan head.
Spice rye aroma with a nice dose of hops.
Big rye flavor, with some fruity hop flavor and mild bitterness.
Medium body. Average carbonation. Dry finish.
Not really a stand out beer, but really a pleasant drink.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. On tap @ Dansting’s-Thanks! Reddish copper color with a dark khaki head. Aroma is sweet rye, fragrant fruity hops. Taste is earthy rye, woodsy, and moderately hoppy. Finish is moderately bitter.