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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Crafted specifically for the return of spring, Ways & Means will be a full bodied ASB. It will be complex and hoppy with a spicy, peppery character, which comes from a generous addition of rye malt. This golden-amber ale is also remarkably low in alcohol, at only 4.5%, making it extremely crisp and thirst-quenching for the transition of spring into the summer season. This ASB will have pleasant bitterness, with 55 International Bitterness Units (IBU), making it smooth and refreshing.

Ways & Means will be brewed with a blend of specialty malts and rye, including North American Pilsner malt, Rye malt, Golden Naked Oats and Crystal malt. It will also contain both Liberty and Centennial hops. The combinations make for a luscious malty and hoppy aroma. Ways & Means finishes with the typical clean and refreshing character for which Port City’s beers are known, and it is bound to be an overall crowd-pleaser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2015
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Fest 2015 - The beer pours golden / orange with an off-white head. The aroma has dry toasty bready malt, rye spice, light earth an some pine. The body is on the lighter side with some semi-sharp carbonation. The finish is dry and hoppy. Okay beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Location/Date:Draft on 2/18/2015.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of rye, light pine.
Taste: Light bitterness, light rye.
Palate:Light medium body.

Summary: Pretty solid lighter APA with rye. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted on tap in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a mostly clear golden amber with white foam. A decent session IPA: malty with some caramel sweetness and predictable grapefruity hoppy traits. Medium body and carbonation, mouthfeel was a little mushy and oxidized. I didn’t detect any rye traits at all. Some of the other Port City brews were delicious, but this one wasn’t great, actually. There were several better APAs and Session IPAs here today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sampled at Repeal. Hazed golden. Rye nose with floral and fruit. A gentler flavor that is nice. The rye leads but melds nicely. A little spiciness. Fairly grainy and nice soft pale malts. The rye does nice things here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draught in del ray. Clear coppery pour white head. Spicy floral bite, similar taste. Character it has it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5494) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz pint at Brookland Pint pours a hazy orange with some clumpy white head. Nose has orange, grass, pine, mild honey/candy. Flavor has more of everything, sweetness, hops, lemon, orange, nectarine, other stone fruit. Crisp finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from Bierkraft. Hazy amber color, small off-white head. Aroma has kiwi and gooseberry bush. Light-bodied. Crisp. Tropical fruity flavor with piney finish. Reminds me about my local Mufloni Pa/Ipa. Easy-going sweetish fruity session beer and my second tick from Virginia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1908) - - JAN 18, 2015
Draft. Dark brown with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are very understated. Prominent biscuity malt with a little citrus. Fine, just a little boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured from a growler. Orange color with very little head. Nose is citrusy, melons and grassy. Medium body. Taste is at first citrus zest and lemon which fades into a pleasant bitter finish. Rye comes through more as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Alewife, Queens tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is hoppy aroma, focused on the citrus. Not overly strong aroma though. Taste is slightly bitter. Rye malt backbone is definitely present. Well-balanced and easy to drink. Good show from Port City.

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