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Free State Blue Sky Rye
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   ABV: -
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You'll enjoy the rich, full body and ample rye flavor in this smooth amber ale. Two types of rye are combined with English Pale Ale malt and dark crystal malt give this deep copper ale a pleasant malty flavor. Modest additions of Styrian Golding and Crystal hops complement the flavor of the Rye and balance the sweetness of the malts. O.G. - 14.7 deg. P/1059
Hops - 28 IBUs


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2430) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2008
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!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2008
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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 24, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
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.


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