beer4eternity (225) - Tauranga, - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, golden amber hue with cracked pepper like sediment and a massive long lasting off white pink tinged sea foam head, good lacing. Looks great in a Duvel glass. Light aromas of yeast ; spice, bread, leather, light malt, citrus - sour grapefruit. Pleasant aromas just lacking in intensity. Tastes bitter and light to moderate sweet, the stand-out here is definitely the grapefruit like sourness, nice. Average carbonation, medium body, long sour and dry finish. I enjoyed this beer much more than its middle of the range percentile rating would have suggested.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mainly malt and rye bread aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Slightly sour, rich and spicy taste. Minimal hops; the rye is the showcase. Warm bread like mouth feel
skortila (5334) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has toasted maltiness, some rye, some fruity hops. Clear, golden-copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter with rye, toasted malts, flowery hops. Nice.
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd October 2011
Very hazy amber beer, decent off white head. Nose is a little bretty. Crisp dry palate. Creamy malt, some rye spice. Tangy citrus, lemon slightly dominant. Bretty minerals. Dry finish with a carbonated sting. Pleasant little beer and interesting.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours golden amber with a thin head. Smell is faint citrus hops with plenty of yeast and a wee bit of alcohol. Taste is some bitter sour spices with lavender hints. Nice mouth feel
JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: cloudy amber/orange; huge, frothy/creamy head that shrank but lasted for the life of the beer. Aroma: slightly spicy, slightly dirty, with definite notes of rye, grains, dust, char, cardboard, and twigs. Taste: pie crust, black pepper, citrus, mango, kiwi, orange peel, caramel, and must. Finish: quickly fading malty notes, with a bit of heat and some dank, earthy hop notes. Notes: Bottled on 14 July 2010, so maybe a little past expiration? Appearance was pretty cloudy and the flavors were awfully muddled, leaving a darn-near homebrewed flavor. I didnít get a ton of the rye character I was hoping for and that other reviewers noted, further leading me to believe it was just too old a bottle.
Strangebrewer (1178) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Poured clear dark copper with an off white creamy head. Malt aroma with a woody caramel tone. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy with a warming sensation. Toasty malt flavour, a touch pepery with a tart finish. Beer feels like itís full of alcohol.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery amber in colour with a thinnish white head. The aromas are of spicy malts. There is very little hop aroma but I donít feel that this matters or detracts from the beer. Cool on the palate with good silky mouthfeel and then thereís an almost peppery flavour that invites second and third draughts.
What I like about this beer: The novelty, the spicy rye twist and the generous golden flavour. I could happily have a few pints of this.
What I didnít like: Seeing the bottom of the glass.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in Duvel snifter right next to the Porterís Rye Ale from the same brewer: Slightly hazy golden hue with a fading head and minimal lacework. The aroma has notes of lemon drops and grapefruit. biscuity malt, some spicy rye, and a American yeast profile. Twangy and refreshing with a nice acidity over layers of pale malt and slight plastic finish. A bit tea-baggy as well but the sharpness of the acidic nature makes up for it... which brings up the question, is this actually as intended? The mouth feel is vibrant and very approachable but the acidic nature of the brew got to be too much without the depth of palate. An okay beer that was head and shoulder better than the Porterís Rye which is just the opposite of my expectations.
omega (898) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ours a dark golden colour. Has a nice full bodied aroma. Not much carbonation with this beer, but it is nice and smooth.
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy light orange color. Smells pretty sour almost similar to a lambic. Has some sour grape tastes with some bitter hops. Pretty good beer.