Free State Lemongrass Rye
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   ABV: -
This refreshing and unique beer is made from a base of pale malt and Munich malt. The unique flavors come from the use of about 25% flaked rye which adds a fresh (some describe it as minty) flavor and smooth texture as well as about 40 lbs of fresh lemon grass for a fresh citrusy background.
O.G. -12.6/1052. Hops - 18 IBUs

urge13's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
urge13 (17) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
From fresh Growler, Bright yellow with a thin white crisp head. The rye adds great thick mouthfeel which is hides the lightness of this beer. Not super lemony but enough to bring out the spice of the rye. Super refreshing for a hot day of mowing the lawn while still having enough bite and weight to make it worth it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
5 oz sample draft at the brewpub in Lawrence, Kansas. The pour is a clear golden with not much of a white head. The aroma is soft citrus, rye and the grass in the back. The taste is a bit of the spice rye up front followed by the citrus Lemongrass and finishing with grain cereal malt. Nice integration of flavors. The palate is medium bodied with active carbonation and lingering rye Lemongrass in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a translucent golden with a creamy white lacing head. Aroma of rye spiciness, bready malt, lemongrass and citrus. Flavor had a spicy rye bite, cereal grains, lemon and other citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5446) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. With Travlr. Comes clear straw yellow with a small white head. Mild aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is lemons, rye, spice, and malt. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of citrus and light fruit. Taste is lemonpeel and light spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Growler procured by beastiefan2k. Thanks for snagging this for me, Eugene. Pours a surprisingly clear dark gold with a creamy white head and nice lacing. This looks nothing like any other rye that I’ve sampled. The nose is of pale and biscuity malt with a touch of rye spiciness and some citrus and herbal/floral notes in the background. On the light side of medium-bodied, the mouthfeel is silky soft (almost like it came off cask) with a touch of light spiciness at the finish; super drinkable. The flavor is of pale and biscuity malt with a supporting rye spiciness and a bright yet well integrated lemony floral note. Time and again Steve puts out supremely drinkable session beers, and this one is no exception. This is one growler I will have no troubles polishing off by myself. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Cloudy amber with a off white foam,fruity esterey ,wheat like I didnt get the rye but the lemongrass was nice citrusy and clovery I bet they had tamed it down from previous batches.Easy drinking and my wifes favorite of the day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2006
From a growler. The body was a medium copper color. The aroma had oranges, caramel and sweet iced tea. The taste was iced tea and toffee. There was also some roasted walnuts. A decent beer. Very smooth, like most from Free State.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2005
On Tap: This was one of my favorite Free State beers. Very easy to drink, and quite enjoyable. The appearence is a light golden color with a tiny white ring around the top and some nice carbonation throughout. The aroma is lemony, grassy, (not to sound too stupid considering the name), hops, citrus, etc. The taste is a touch of malts, just enough to offset the hops, citrus and other great flavors. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Nothing offensive about this beer at all. Crystal clear. Golden. Light lemon. Soft on the palate, with some rye spice. I’d love to have this available all the time.

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