JFGrind (1927) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lemon-y tartness and a "rye" malt aftertaste. Not the greatest brew, maybe I need to re-try in mid-summer after mowing my lawn. Tap handle was actually the handle of a garden hose; and the coolest thing about this beer.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Nice good drinkable beer. Has a nice wheaty backround flavor.
Suttree (5646) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2003 Cloudy yellow, decent white head. Tart Lemon and a hint of something that I can't quite identify so I'll call it rye, and minimal hops. Full, mushy palate.
Ernest (6841) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium
yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (dough),
note of DMS. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic, unclean. Light to medium
body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Nothing of value here...DMS in
the otherwise vacuous nose, and poorly balanced flavor profile (devoid
of malt) with a disturbing aftertaste. Thumbs down.
ElGaucho (2320) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sunrye); Wheaty, citrusy aroma. Small head with virtually no lacing. Head mostly diminishes. Cloudy yellow body. Somewhat wheaty flavor. Reminiscent of a Belgian white, but without any of the signature strong Belgian wheat flavor. Similarly, however, this would be good served with a slice of orange. Refreshing summer beer.
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Rerate Kind of musty, but some decent buttery notes redeem it. Original 3.1[/I} Believe it is now packaged as "Sunrye" - similar to the ESB now being called Amber Ale. Decent lacing head, cloudy appearance with a lot of sediment swirling around. Bit of a bubblegum, banana aroma to it. Treating this as a wheat beer - but I see now that it as considered a blond ale. Bit of a hard to pin down odd twang to the aftertaste - not unpleasant - just different. Flavor - very dry, bit of a hoppy undertone.
Aurelius (4750) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly sulphurous, acidic, biscuity malt aromaa. Hazy medium gold. Dry, moderately bitter, slightly acidic. Odd watery mouthfeel, not so much "thin" as "watery" -- maybe due to a lack of sweetness rather than the lack of viscosity. Longish, lightly bitter finish. Summer fare for sure -- ice it down.
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow orange color , foamy head,
not much aroma.
taste is very citrusy and hasa weizen quality to it. it is hard to determine thge rye element in this.
light , tart and rather refreshing.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 (Sunrye) Bottled on 032803 drank on 043003. Clear yellow color, sharp lemony hops aroma, watery mouthfeel. I'll re-rate this on a hot day and actually drink it cold. I bet it would be pretty good.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
also known as "sunrye", did not cut the mustard PERIOD, huge let down especially since im a redhook fan...