podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aromas of bread and malt and hay. Taste is of malt and rye with a bit of a metallic finish.
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fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, pours a dark clear chestnut brown with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty. Taste of toffee, caramel malt, light hops.
nsquishee (627) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma that smells like bread. Pours a rich brown color that has a tinge of red. Flavors of rye, raisins, spices, and roasted malts. Nice crisp mouth feel with a bitter finish. Nice spiced beer.
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red-brown winter brew with tons of flavor. A nice hoppy finish dominates the palate with hints of raisins, caramel, spruce and smoked malt. Head is creamy and abundant when swirled. Head holds it shape for a nice long period showing some full body and complexity. Overall a very good and drinkable winter lager.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a tobacco burst with a thick foamy head that laces on down.
Smells bready, some malts, toasty.
Taste is pretty flat, the bread is there up front, some raisin or fig sweetness in the middle, and finishes with a very gentle hop bitterness. Not bad, but not outstanding. Definitely sessionable.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
toasty/roasty aroma, slight chocolate/coffee taste, very mild, I could see drinking many of these without being aware of the number
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Deep amber caramel color with an average sized, off-white creamy and foamy head. A little lacing left.
S - Grainy, caramel, and toffee malt and rye mixed with a peppery spiciness.
T - A lot of malty flavors that follow the nose. Taste a lot like a spiced rye bread. Has a slight zing to it with a hint of lemon and apple. Lots of spices. Moderate floral hops present as well.
M - Medium to light body with decent carbonation. Crisp and fairly smooth. A little light for the flavors but not bad.
D - Fairly easy to drink. Spices and rye might get a little much after a few but it goes down smooth and is a lot like drinking a bread.
Notes: Pretty good beer that is very bread like and definitely is a rye beer. Spices worked quite well and really compliment the wintery feel of this beer.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t really notice the rye. Malty, carmally, fairly weak on flavor and boring.
Vir4030 (553) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark brown with a off white head. Aroma of light roasting and alcohol. Very light flavor, like roasted water. Meh.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours dark and thin looking. A little fizzy, but no head. Nice aroma of slight coffee and spices. Taste fuller than it looks, but not a lot of flavor. So-So.