pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at GI clybourn....pours a darker caramel brown than the celebration ale with a thin white head..... aroma of grassy hops and very lightly spiced.... flavor had more grassy malt that took a backseat to a strong foundation of toasted malt.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pretty solid, but also kind of average. Very creamy and smooth for a rye beer, I expected more robust spiciness. Goes down easy though to the point where I wouldnt mind having a few of these.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Goose Clybourn. Poured medium reddish-brown with a creamy cap of beige head. The aroma was light and sweeter with caramel on the front and more vegetal-"inspired" notes toward the back.. spicage was mild and I didn’t pick up any rye in the nose.. grassy and hay accents. The flavor found sweet caramel and lighter fruity notes surrounded by a touch of rye, black pepper, and brighter wheaty notes.. organic feel on the finish.. didn’t like it so much. Lighter-bodied-plus with too much carbonation and too little emphasis on the rye.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at GI LPB. pours hazy dark amber with creamy off white head. a hop profile that is very honkers esque, noble hops of leathery and grassy notes. caramel malts coming through in the end. flavors of rye, caramel, subtle roast, leathery hop notes with a mildly spicy finish. sort of like a slightly bigger and rye version of honkers. i wasn’t impressed at first but this thing really grew on me.