S_Side_Smitty (436) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber-brown with a medium off white head. Of all the rye beers I’ve had, this one smells like rye, but not much else. Taste is an even blend of rye and hops - neither overwhelming with a lightly bitter finish. Not super complex, but for a rye bier (beer), this one could be sessionable.
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample. Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of wheat, bubblegum, whole wheat bread dough, sulfur, woodsmoke and molasses. The smoke element (specifically Alder according to my tastebuds) is far more assertive in the mouth, and is well supported by bready malt and minty hop flavors. I didn’t get a whole lot of that tangy quality that rye tends to bring to the table. Could have used a bit of a cleaner finish, but this is a complex and well made beer overall.
jkbachman (179) - - JUN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a soft tan head. It has a grainy aroma with a sharp and distinct rye malt bill. The beer is very grainy with little malt sweetness to it.
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jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Iowa City. Pours a brown color with white head. Spicy, malty, tangy flavors. Alright.
Cuso (4296) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de. hazy brown color with thick off-white head. Aroma of rye, bready notes, malt, caramel, hops. Taste, rye, roasted malt, coffee, hops. Goodie.
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, short head. Aroma is really weird, some herbal and spicy notes, wheat, vegetable stock, hint of banana, hint of smoke. Bit dry, soft sweet taste. Strange combination and not really to my liking.
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
66.cl bottle shared at the molen monthly tasting. Odd aroma. Slightly hazy amber pour. Interesting beer but not sure i will buy it ever.
Vaiz (3298) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at De Molen @ 2nd tuesday tasting, hosted by dEnk. Copper sunset pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweaty, spicy, sweet malts, some funky tones and strange fruityness. Flavor is sweet malts, some licorice, spicy and completely off balance. Quite bad.
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is very faint unplaceable something caramel like. Weird. Flavour is spicy herbal roasted banana caramel something. Meh.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured one finger of head on a hazy brown colored body.
The aroma was a dull barnyard smell. Not bad, but not really great either.
The taste had a solid rye spice to it with moderate bitterness. Pretty good.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable drink.