ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a sampler glass. Notes of tangerine, grains, and a cleanser-like citrus peel come through on the nose with notes of lemon zest and pine. It pours a hazy caramel red color with a soapy white head that reduces to a soapy thin surface with a medium soapy ring. It leaves behind a light webby lace consisting of even, small-sized bubbles. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium bitter, the bitter seems to stand out a bit more. The slick, oily textured beer has a medium malty, citrus body with a moderate fuzzy carbonation. There’s a strong orange and grapefruit flavor in the mouth with notes of toasted grains, dry rye bread, and pine at the finish. There’s a citrus zest that appears with some pine in the aftertaste.
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange amber with thin off white head; aroma is mildly grainy; Flava is tangy malty hints of roasty malt; feels light and crisp; finishes dry tangy malty
NikkTwist (1890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Good Dog. Poured a clear orange amber with a quickly disappearing head. Lots of dark caramel breadiness. Burnt tangelo peels. Pumpernickel. Notably dark and juicy - but the huge bready Marzen flavors are not particularly pleasant for me. No subtlety. Some rye spiciness. Feels like being pelted aimlessly with loaves of dark bread. Can appreciate some work went into this but it is simply not working for me. Cannot really recommend.
DrunkSanta410 (493) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a darker copper color, little head. Aroma is caramel malts, toast, rye and a bit of biscuit. Taste is slightly spicy, a bit of pepper and lots of toasty malts. Faint fruitiness. A bit of caramel, not too sweet. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Pretty enjoyable!
mkel07 (4001) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. I could take or leave this one, not that t was bad but it just didn’t grab me the way some beers do. Dark amber almost copper in colour with a malty aroma.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its body has a brilliant red color with a very slight haze. The head is nice and tall, about two fingers and off white in color. It is creamy and slow fading. A small cap hangs on till the very end and makes nice lace patterns on the way down the glass. Right away I get lots of rye malty notes. Deeper into the aroma there are notes of fruity notes of ripe peaches, nectarines and black cherries. The solid medium body has a very tasty bready rye malty character with some light toasted notes as well as hints of coco and fruity notes within. (It reminds me of chocolate cake with cherries for some reason.) The hops are also mixed in here and add there own spicy herbal character and mellow bitterness. It finishes up fairly quick, lingering for just a bit and setting up the next sip on a clean palate.
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice lager. Nicely malty but not overly rich or sweet. Slight bitterness in the finish. Nice rye character.
codfishh (132) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle brilliant amber color fluffy white head, aroma of apples and toast and some caramel. Taste is rich with lots of toasty malt flavor up front and then a spicy rye finish on the end. Medium body, medium carbonation. I love this style and really like this beer.
John25 (939) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber. Malt forward with a rye spice on the back end and a nice dry finish. Biscuit, bread, caramel malts. Good stuff.
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uhclem (385) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad lager. Very light, neutral aroma that reminds me of some of the big American brewers. Taste is complex with hints of earth, bread and, yes, I get the cherry. Finish is long, with just a hint of metal.