5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Pale bready nose, slightly sweaty, pale hops.   Flat maltiness on the tongue, albeit smooth.   Not a lot about this is bright.   Trouble getting
any Rye out of it.   Slight Rye as it warms, but its minor.   Body and mouthfeel are rather smooth.   Soft rye and hops as it finishes, malty, slight sweet, with a soft hop bite.   Good, but nothing special.   Was
hoping for more Rye.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours with a clear deep amber body supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mildly roasted malts, spicy melanoidin malts and a modest smooth smokiness. The taste has similar notes as noted in the nose with sort of spicy melanoidin malts, spicy rye bread and some smooth smokiness. Pretty nice stuff but the flavors seem to be brighter than needed.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer on my oregon vacation a few weeks back. I didn’t write down tasting notes, just an overall score, so here it is.
glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light to moderate dark bread and toasted for the malt, pine resin for the hops, faint dough for the yeast, with hints of cinnamon, cola and tobacco. Head is average size, frothy/ creamy, light beige with good lacing and ismostly lasting. Color is hazy mohogany. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation. Nice hoppy aspect to this tasty Rye Beer.
HoppyBrewnette (11) - - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very subtle aroma.
Light effervescent mouth feel.
Smokey rye flavors. Slightly creamy.
The beer is well balance just a little to light for my taste.
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Zymurgeist2 (734) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewer’s on the Bay. Pours a chestnut with taupe head. Aroma and flavor are both very spicy phenolics. Mouthfeel was thin so did not hold up well.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NHC. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights, tannish head. Nose is smokey with caramel and moderate esters, low phenol notes. Cloves and fruit with the smoke. on tasting, surprising level of smoke. Toasty malts, mid caramel and clean, though does have that weizen yeast profile. Cool beer.
suprchunk (1792) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep caramel/red colored pour. Big white head. Foamy and lasting for a good bit. Tons of lacing. Peppery nose with hints of hops. Spicy malt. Nice peppery hops. Bit of a yeast character. Nice.
AlainG (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elle est brune très foncée avec des reflets rougeâtres et présente une dentelle travaillée. Au nez on perçoit des arômes d’épices, d’herbes, de céréales, de seigle, de romarin ou encore de thym. C’est plutôt agréable à humer. En bouche, ce n’est pas aussi prononcé que ses odeurs, quoique plaisant aussi. C’est plus effacé et ça ne bouscule rien. N’empêche qu’à chaque gorgée, le nez est sous le charme et rend la dégustation vivante. (686-090613)
ADesenberg (376) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a dark murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma of bread and smoke. The flavor hits you with smoke, and I wish there would have been more of a rye spiciness that I was craving, but all in all, this is a nice solid beer... tasty for sure.