Tmoney99 (11677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing.
Moderate dark fruit, earthy and malt aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, orange-copper pour with a big, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is bready with some slight pepper, vegetalness, and noble hop spice. The flavor is bready with some slight banana esters on the finish. There’s some very slight notes of pepper and earthiness from the rye. The malt does impart just a touch of sweetness. Body is creamy and medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a nice crisp lager finish. Nice drinking brew but relatively uneventful.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/25/09 notes: on tap, Great Divide. Pours crisp amber with a small white head. Aroma is softly caramelly, with some strawberry-like fruit notes. Body is clean, soft, and very drinkable. Finishes earthy yet light, malty yet zippy. Great session beer.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber colored body with a light khaki head. The nose is rising dough with notes of apples and fall leaves. There is also a definite spice from the rye. The taste is definitely spicy form the rye, especially in the finish. There is also some cheap candy like those black and orange wrapped Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses Halloween candy hiding behind the spice. I didn’t like that candy then and don’t like it in my beer. This is slightly fruity with some apple hints, but the spice blows it away. Certainly a decent brew but the rye spice is a little much.
omhper (20658) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear pale amber, small head. Bready nose. Sweetish with fairly clean mouthfeel. Dough, light banana and some caramel. Low hop rate and bitterness. Too clean mouthfeel to attain full drinkability, but the rye components are interesting.
Rusty (1542) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper color with a nice off white head that leaves sticky lacing along the inside of my glass. Aroma is malt, rye, fruits, spices and caramel. Flavor is spices, yeast, malts, caramel with a medium body and quite a bit of sweetness. Decent brew.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light clear copper color, respectable off white head, some lace. nose of malt and hops in about equal measures. flavor is floral yeasty, sweet malty with the mildest trace of hops (could use much more). medium bodied, oily mouth feel, sweet finish. that’s my opinion and i’m sticking with it. single bottle from binny’s orland park.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark copper with a small thick dirty-white head, and not much lacing.
smell is of rye, malt, a touch of spice, and some caramel.
taste is crisp, thick, malt, caramel, some spice, come cocoa, and a little sweetness in the back.
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head recedes to skim surface. Sour rye aromas. Thick with peppery rye upfront and lasting crisp malt finish.
CheersMate (1313) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. 6-pack purchased at Mac’s on West Peachtree. I didn’t want to buy the whole 6-pack, but I figure what the hell? Slight foamy head on top of this coppery darker brown brew. Looks pretty good for a marzen lager. Sweet caramel malt aroma; the rye is playing a very small role in this beer. Rye is slightly more noticeable in the flavor, but the flavor is still that generic malt sweetness. It is better than a lot of marzen lagers, but not great. Hops are slightly noticeable. The beer is relatively smooth, but for me the flavors are just very weak, and don’t make much of a statement. Although I will say as the beer warms the rye seems to be a lot more noticeable.