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Põhjala Rukkirääk (2014 onwards)

Brewed by Põhjala
Style: Specialty Grain
Tallinn, Estonia
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Translation: Corn Crake (in Estonian, the bird is called Rye Crake, because it lives mostly in rye fields). - A rye ale brewed with eight different malts and hopped with Cascade and Chinook.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
33 cl bottle from my mate Ville (non-ratebeer), brought from Estonia, sampled in Eindhoven on December 13, 2014.
BB 23/03/15.
Clear dark brown color, big fluffy lasting tan head. Sweet, malty, rye scent. Malty, sweet, toasted, roasted taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, dry medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (481) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from trip to Estonia. Hazy brown with not much head. Fruity and rye aroma. Round bitterness and some sweetness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to orange with a beige head, aroma of orange, marmalade, honey, flavor of orange, rye, marmalade and honey, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkvoika (26) - ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Hazy color with tan head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus. Taste is medium bitterness, light sweetness, rye bread. Medium body. Very nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sugram (67) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2014
0,33l Hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma is: fruit, caramel, hops, rye bread, grass. Taste is little bit sour, feels some greap and grass. Ends with a strong bitter. Nice and interesting combination. Medium body with a medium carbonisatin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2317) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Biervana caramel, bread, cereal, hay, citrus, herbs, red, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle at baltic queen. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma is mixed sweet, malts, rye, caramel. Taste is rye bread, some fruits and hops, sweet malty notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (227) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle @ DE Tolly Joogipood. Pours reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, sweet fruits. Taste is bready, medium bitter, even spicy, little sweetness, malty, bisquites. Really interesting beer. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaaviK (16) - ESTONIA - OCT 24, 2014
0,33l Pours dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of fruity hops, grass, caramel, malts and hints of rye. Taste is bitter grassy hoppy, malty and caramely with notes of rye. Finish is sweetish, grassy and bitter with some caramel and rye notes. Overall ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Dark copper shade with a golden head. Aroma is warm baking bread, red fruits. Taste is pretty similar: red grape, figgy fruit. The darker malt bill lends a nice character to things. Spicy rye finish. Maybe a bit too sweet occasionally but a very nice rye beer.

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