HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty whatever, I wanted a biere de garde and got something more akin to a rye amber lager, not funky or particularly fruity/floral, mostly spicy.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Thanks, Alex. Swampy, slightly red tinted copper, opaque & murky with little bits of sediment. Thin, gray, bubbly collar. Aroma has light caramel candies, red apple, toffee, light Candi sugar, a hint of staleness. Flavor is very, very lightly tart with some apple, grape, & faint prune. Notes of caramel malt, toffee, & lightly toasted rye bread earthy must in the periphery. Slightly bland, a touch of stickiness in the body. Decent.
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, actually murkydarknotangecwith almost no head. Aroma is dusty and slightly papery. Taste is watery, thin, and pretty flat. Not good.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear dirty-orange ale with a tiny, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is nutty and bready with spicy hops and bold grains. Medium-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is nutty, boasting sweetbread, husky grains and a hint of acidity. Finishes crisp and tangy. Many thanks go out to biggsbowler for hooking it up!
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is softly malty with a bit of bready malt, light spicy rye, and some Belgian yeast influence. The flavor is soft and earthy as well with some rye spiciness and some crackery malt. A lingering yeast influence. Still fairly dry given the fact that they added candi sugar to this. Lighter bodied with a fair amount of fizzy carbonation. Pretty interesting beer, not as big of a fan of this one as most of their other beers though. I tend to prefer their super clean and crisp traditional lagers.
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay at Paul’s Housewarming 2013 tasting. Pours an amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is grainy and spicy with some light fruity floral character coming through. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of citrus fruits, spice, grain, light bready malt and flowers.
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours hazy orange gold with a finger of head. Nose is cereal, light fruit, grain, sweet. Taste is bready, fruity yeast, cereal, sweet malty notes. Finish is cereal, malt, no real bitterness. Probably the least impressive Jack’s Abby I’ve tried yet.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL thanks to WillRunForBeer! Pours a full haze orange, thicker, rocky off white foam with good formation and retention. Nice lacing. Nose is orange potpourri, soap, sanitizer, metallic penny. Taste is bitter orange, somewhat anesthetic in mouthfeel, camphor, metallic finish. Wasn’t a big fan.
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at my place. Pours copper, slightly cloudy, light lacing small. Aroma is huge rye, mild yeast, fruity yeast, light malt. Taste is dry rye malt, slight fruitiness. Cleanish finish with a dry rye note that lingers. Mouthfeel is fizzy and light to medium.
PhillyCraft (4534) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with tiny bubbled medium body, light lacing. Aromas and Taste are rye, hops, cinnamon oatmeal, wood, and sweet mallt. Medium to heavy carbonation with a medium body. Slightly better than average.
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 08/16/2013. Pours dark amber, clear, thin fizzy white head fades within a minute or so to leave a thin ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is toasted wheat, mild fruity yeast with thin caramel overtone, lightly spicy grass notes to finish. Taste is bread, moderately sweet, slight lemon and orange fruitiness with spicy rye tickling the tongue, dark bitter grassy finish. Medium light body, good carbonation and easy drinking, could definitely knock back a few of these. Pretty decent.