boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Phoenixville brewpub. Pours clear amber with a small white head. The aroma is light caramel, some floral notes, a touch of breadiness. The taste is lightly spicy from the rye and then sweet and fruity. Good.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Bready, rye, some lighter spiciness, and caramel. Very drinkable.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very average rye-style beer. It poured a light brown color with a subtle head that left some nice lacing around the glass. The nose featured plenty of rye notes, along with some toasted bread and light hops. The features pretty much mimicked the aroma, with the same qualities contained in both. I also noted some dark fruits, light chocolate and a hint of caramel in the body.
pilgrimoutlaw (685) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at Phoenixville. Pours light brown with tan head. Lager-like with some brown sugar, cloves. Pretty bland, actually. Low bitterness, some sweetness.
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lancaster. Dark tan color, but not brown, clear, carbonated, no head. I am not a big fruit beer fan, but this was well done and not overly sweet. Nice spice to balance.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly cloudy brown with no head and little apparent carbonation. Aroma is slight cloves. Body is light, and flavor is slightly light compared to the dunkleweizen they had, which featured similar flavors and yeast. Rye spice is very restrained, instead you have a smooth clean session beer that has very light malt sweetness, grain, hop, and yeast flavors (which I’d say are most distinctive with slight clove contribution). It’s all right, but I"m not getting it again, I"d rather the Dunkleweizen.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Iron Hill Lancaster. Lighter than expected color, light brown color, some head. Caramel malt base, a bit weird, with a sweet grainy rye finish. Kind of bland.
QuezXLV (393) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look very cloudy body. Very smooth on the palate. This one is ok, some hops but not very impressive.
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice smooth finish and clean on the palate. Not my favorite in this category but definitely in the middle of the pack.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting hybrid of a beer. Pours from tap dark brown with a thin white head. Big Belgian yeast sorts of flavors on the nose. Has some nice freshness on the tongue with the estery flavor but tempered by the rye so it’s not cloying. Finishes clean.