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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. Scythe and sickle is a seasonal brew that celebrates the richness of the grain harvest. Brewed with barley, wheat, oats and – in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains – rye, this fine ale is malty and creamy on the palate. The flavors of the grains and earth shine through. Enjoy the refreshment of the season and joys of fine brewing.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2006) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-26-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a hazy copper-orange colored brew with a one finger white head. The head faded rather fast to leave a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is biscuity and yeasty with notes of banana, some dark fruit notes and a light caramel and citrus sweetness. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of sweet caramel, rye bread and a biscuit like taste. As the flavor advances a lighter yeasty flavor comes to the tongue. The yeast is accompanied by some of the more classic spices associated with the Belgian style beer; peppery, clove and nutmeg. More toward the end some citrus flavors of a more lemon nature mixed with some banana flavors which combine with the rest to leave a pleasant sweet and sour malty flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body f the beer is rather average in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. It is actually quite a refreshing feel for the brew, making it rather easy to drink. It is also surprisingly nice for the rye and bready flavors when mixed with some of the sweeter caramel notes. Overall it was quite nice. Overall – A very tasty beer with a fantastic feel and nice flavor transitions and tastes. It is definitely one to try if you get a chance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a nice white head. Aroma of banana and fresh dough. Bready and herbal, with a prickly carbonated finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet malts with a nice dry rye undertone. Flavor is sweet and bready, almost like a rye bread with some slight molasses. Dry and crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Nice beer. Pretty amber. Sweet grains and grass in the nose. Taste brings more yeast and a dominant rye spice. Taste lots of the grain in there. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swamp_Thing (43) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Gorgeous pour, cloudy amber with creamy head. Aroma of banana citrus and biscuits. Middle is yeasty, lemon, hay and rye. The high carbonation carries through and lingers as the hops appear and the two finish together and last with some sticky rye sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with slightly off-white head. Bread, wheat, and caramel malt on the palate, along with some toffee notes; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of spice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
[Tap] Light amber/darker golden pour with a fleeting fizzy head. Sweet breads and caramel in the nose. Lighter rye spice hints as well. The taste is of multigrain bread, with rye being the most prominent flavor note here and wheat hardly making an appearance. Mild grass and earthy hop notes as well. High carbonation. Dry and earthy finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Amber with a large and foamy off-white head. Smooth and balanced, hints of orange and malt leading to a bit of peppery spice and mild hops through the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4084) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dark yellow (is that possible) pour from draft. White head. Apple and sweet aroma. Tastes very fruity - tropical but mostly apple. Strong tho. Enjoyable but a little sweet for my balls

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1352) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark orange with a lot of cloudy head. Lemon and orange peel aroma. Definitely picking up the rye in this one. A lot of wheat and dark fruit. This is a very unique beer, and very memorable. Loved it.


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