Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty drinkable, but uninspiring. Dark straw color with very little head. Sam Adams Summer Ale is much superior flavor wise.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark golden color with a small white head on it. Nose has some light grains in there, but very little else coming off it. Taste is very slightly sweet, and comes off as almost a lager. Almost nothing to like (or overtly dislike) about this beer, to be honest.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Slightly hazy gold beer. Mild grassy and spicy hops with a dry finish.
DialSquare (4061) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From an old rating note - mainly just have a score for this. Only notes are grain and bland. Needless to say, I donít need to seek it out again.
alexsdad06 (8239) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear yellow body with a medium sized white head. The aroma is light pale malts, slightly herbal, with a splash of lemon citrus. The flavor is grainy pale malt with slight sweetness, a splash of lemon citrus, hints of spicy hops and not much else. Light to medium body. This was low average at best.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden with white head, aroma is a touch of grain, biscuit, with a hint of spice. Much like the summer brew, not much to it, a bit of rye spice, biscuit sweet malt and a clean finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale straw yellow, nose is mildly spicy and grainy, taste is bland and grainy.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red Hook Rye--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Rye Ale. Light cloudy straw golden color. Thick mouth feel and rich light fruit body. Best Rye around. Delicate flavor, good body and refreshing finish. Nice foam rings left on glass testify to richness. Sampled 12/2/1998.
Red Hook Rye--Brewed With Flaked Rye--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Rye Ale. Light cloudy straw golden color. Slightly citrus aroma. Light sweet body with complex malt character. Nice refreshing finish. Maybe a little weak. Sampled 12/12/1998.
SunRye Ale--Light & Refreshing--New Style Logo--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV--16 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Slightly hazy bright lemon gold color. Light mild lace head. Mild floral hop rye spice front. Smooth mild citrus light sweet crisp Pils rye body. Clean mild citrus hop end. Quenching. Tasty. Light. Sampled 8/16/2003.
Sun Rye Ale--Light & Refreshing--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Slightly hazy bright golden color. Light lacy white head. Mild rye spice hop front. Crisp mild creamy butter light sweet mellow fruit rye Pils body. Tasty & smooth. Clean mild citrus hop end. Sampled 3/27/2004.
Red Hook Sun Rye Summer Ale--2005--New Block Graphic--Longneck Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Mild head. Clear bright rich yellow color. Mild rye spice hop front. Refreshing mild butter caramel body with earthy rye hint & light sweet doughy fruit notes. Mild tangy rye hop spice quenching end. Bland. Sampled 5/29/2005.
Red Hook Sun Rye Summer Ale--2006--New Block Graphic--Longneck Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Light sediment. Mild lace head. Cloudy bright lemon yellow color. Mild hop floral rye spice front. Refreshing crisp herbal rye wheat mild banana ester body. Clean mild hop citrus Hefe end. Good this year! Sampled 11/7/2006.
Sun Rye Summer Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Thin mild lace head. Clear thin straw yellow color. Crisp mild floral rye hop front. Earthy rye flavored crisp mild sweet butter fruit malt body. Clean refreshing mild hop citrus smooth end. Mild Rye. OK. Sampled 9/5/2007.
Sun Rye Summer Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright watery straw color. Mild hop Rye spice front. Cloying mild butterscotch delicate sweet fruit hint clean body. Mild hop crisp refreshing rye spice clean dry mild citrus end. Tasty mellow rye notes. Well made smooth balanced brew. Sampled 5/12/2008. 6-Pack $8.49.
SunRye Summer Ale--2009 New Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--16 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) No sediment. Foamy big mild lace white head. Fizzy clear thin straw gold color. Mild hop delicate rye aroma front. Zesty CO2 fizz crisp mild sweet delicate mild spicy rye malt thin refreshing body. Quenching lingering rye spice mild hop crisp clean end. Improved. Sampled 4/29/2009. 6-Pack $7.49.
williamherbert (1463) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007: Looks like your average B/M/C fare. Light piss-yellow. Only difference is a full half finger of head. Transparent, light carbonation. No lace.
Scent is a three-headed monster of wheat, orange and ale. Not like a witbier. Light but nice. Orange/wheat combo dominates.
Nice ale flavor with wheat and orange bringing up the rear. Itís an ale first, but with a dash of a wit. Light and fruity.
Feels thicker than an ale. Less light than it looks. An ale with some extras. Sweet but based in sweet/yeast beer. Refreshing.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pale golden color pours with a thin white head. sweet grainy nose. the sweet smell of rye is there. very light grainy flavor is clearly made for summer drinking. the finish has just a touch of grassy hops. mediocre.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09. Slightly hazy gold with little head. Nice papaya aroma. Hop flavours hit the front of the mouth, rye flavours linger at the back of the tongue. Very refreshing - a good summer beer.