j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear browned orange with a thin white head. Light caramel, little grain. Medium mouthfeel, little caramel and a bit of grain and cardboard. Finishes with a bit of sweet malt and a faint bitterness.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 22/09/2009
Slightly spicy aroma. Golden amber coloured and hoppy with a little bitterness and dryness in a crisp full malt finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a medium quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of German hops, rye and nutty malt. Taste of rye, fruit, mixed grains, mild toffee and Munich malts. Mildly dry after taste with rye mixed in. The rye spruces up and otherwise boring style but not enough to make this anything more than above average.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, some toasted malt, perhaps some spices (I don’t really get any rye notes). Kinda bland but certainly drinkable. Decent for an oktoberfest.
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear copper with ruby red highlights and a big foamy beige head. leaves some decent lacework upon the glass. Aroma is caramel, rye, bread. Flavor is chocolate, toast, toffee, rye, burnt cherries. Leaves a toasty, bitter, burnt, aftertaste in the mouth. Crisp and refreshing. Good beer. Pleasantly surprised by this.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear reddish-gold with a thin off-white head. Rye is evident in the aroma along with noble hops and soft, caramel notes. Flavor follows, with a lingering rye finish. Sticky, but with a thin body. Interesting experiment, but I’m not sure how well the grain choice translates to the style.
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber color with off white head. Aroma of rye and carame malt. Spicy rye flavors with some sweetness. Medium body with lively carbonation.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma does capture some rye as well as cardboard, hops, and yeast. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a dry malty character. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall not a bad beer and it’s a nice interpretation but not my thing.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep gold body with a very small but lasting white head. The rye component is evident up front. Spicy and moderately dry. Finish seems a bit thin, but enjoyable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: hazy amber, frothy off white head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of candy sweetness, balancing raspy rye
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light spicyness, caramel sweetness, just a touch of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4