heemer77 (5007) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pillowly yellow tinted head tops a slightly hazy rich bronze colored body. Woody notes come through in the initial whiff. There is also some herbal character along with a hint of straw. This tastes metallic with lots of spicy grapefruit. There is also a little bit of soap. I am not a fan of this herbal and mineral finishing brew.
jmohno (829) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly clear darkish gold.MIld head but leaves some froth.
Mildly hoppy nose with some grainy mild sweetness.LIght spiceyness from the rye.A bit of sulfer also.Slight woody dry earthyness.
Taste is light medium body with light sweetness,some dryness and light spicyness from rye but more noticable in finish makes it seem hoppier than it is with the spicey rye dry finish.Mild herbal hop.Kind of has some rubberyness in aroma/flavor.Some minerallyness.MIld citrus in finish with some mild residual sweetness. Ok for a warmweather beer and for a golden ale but has some offness.
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear, golden color with a light beige head...mostly diminishing. initial aroma is grainy, and a slight earthiness. flavor is crisp, slightly herbal, little bit of grapefruit. not bad.
wlajwl (2887) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is grainy malts, fruit and a hint of pears. The flavor is mildly spicy rye malts, pears, underlying sweetness and a slightly tart/tangy finish.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark golden color. Smell is of malts, rye. Taste is grains, rye, some malts, just a touch of hops. Overall a pretty good beer.
bbrock81 (291) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz can from a sampler pack. Pours with a large, thick, white head that leaves a thin layer on the top of the beer. The beer itself is a clear, medium gold color with a hint of orange to it. Aroma is very muted, almost nonexistent. Flavor is very dry, fairly bitter, and pretty generic. Lightly malty, not especially sweet but grainy and cereally, and a bit of a taste of corn even if there’s probably not corn in the mash. Not much rye flavor apparent, maybe a hint in the finish. Palate is pretty nice, very fine and somewhat dense carbonation. Overall pretty mediocre.