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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A light amber colored ale brewed with plenty of Marris Otter and Rye malt for a full-bodied and robust flavor. The beer’s unique spice character comes not only from the Rye, but also from the imported Phoenix hops used to dry-hop the casks.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (510) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a dark amber. Has a strong caramel aroma and taste. Taste also has some light hops and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a bready aroma. There ;is a medium-bodied rye flavor with a dry finish. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7687) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Sample at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours a clear copper color with a thick and creamy light beige head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and citrus. Medium body with flavors of spiced hops, caramel malt and citrus. The finish is earthy and spicy with a malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light earth aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth, malt, and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light earth lingers with light malt and light darker malts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
$8 growler from the Sorrento Valley location: Murky peach color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is fruity sweet with a strong rye presence. Flavor starts sweet caramel followed by rye and citrus with a lingering, dry grapefruit bitter finish. Medium body is tangy with moderate carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On Tap at main tap. Pours a dark amber with a small white head Aroma was rye and spicy with some some citrus hops Flavor was nice and bitter. I was expecting less and got more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Rye malt on the nose soft floral and citrus notes. Pours golden amber with nice lace and a thin head. Flavors of rye malt, spicy with some grain floral and some dank hops in the finish. A little chewy resins and pepper linger. Well made. Karlstrauss.com!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Draft at KS Carlsbad. Light hazy orange gold with a big, heavy lacing, yellow tinged head. Nose of citrus and light pine and rye bread. Flavor was moderate bitterness with yeasty rye breadiness. My IPA loving son in law thought this was excellent as did I.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Clear golden coped with a fizzy white head. Faint malty aroma. Earthy malt grain and citrus taste with a fairly clean and refreshing finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Sample off the hand pump @ Toronado San Diego. Pours a mostly clear deep amber color with a small off white head. Big nose of rye malt, herbal hops and was quite sweet. Flavor was also quite sweet with a good rye base, very full flavored, medium in body. A very cool brew.


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