Skyview (5023) - 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 (1270) - 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 (1081) - 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 (1857) - 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 (885) - 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 (1858) - 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 (1204) - 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.
Indra (2475) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Malty, grainy aroma, showing hints of the rye, along with some light citrus and faint hop spice, some herbal tinges present as well. Deep copper color, clear, with a slight head but nice lacing to go along. Fruity, lightly tart, spicy flavors, some grapefruit and lemon, along with a drying bitterness that belies its low IBU count. Some husky grains and a a faint nuttiness noted as well, so is more malty than hoppy, ultimately. Some faint brown sugar flavor, but low sweetness detected, toasty and with some lingering bitterness and rye character. Smooth, lightly oily palate, body is light-medium. Very easy to quaff. Overall shows some respectable rye quality. As it warms, gains a touch of sweetness and even a hint of bubblegum. Not bad.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap, the beverage was medium amber in color with a small fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was lightly malty with significant notes of rye and floral hops. It had a medium body with fizzy carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor starts out lightly sweet but takes on a light bitterness as the flavor matures through the medium-long finish.