GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rogue. Clear, deep red pour. Wispy, white lacing. Nose is funky smoked tea, similar to Kambucha or suchong tea. Smoked, brown sugar taste with kambucha sweet tea. Strange beer. Cloying sweetness as you drink through the small pour, but soft body is a nice change from the abrasive bitterness in most of Rogue’s offerings.
DrSilverworm (9092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Mostly clear darker red / brown color. One-finger off-white head. God thick lace. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Dry finish. Interesting rye beer - different than most I’ve tried, mostly in that it’s not nearly as hoppy. Much more prominent rye malt. No balance, but it’s a rye-featuring beer. Toasty, spicy, bready malt. Maybe a tiny bit of earthy hop. Rye malt is very big, lingers long in the aftertaste, but I don’t mind it, I think it’s pretty interesting. Very much like rye bread, which I dig. Bitter taste, very dry. I was told by someone before I bought this that it was terrible, a drain-pour, she even said. I can see why, it’s a rye-bomb. But that’s interesting to me.. Unique thing, here
deyholla (8868) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zoo Brew. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of rye and a smoked meat note with a bit of sweetness underlying. Flavor has rye and smoked throughout with a touch of bitterness in the finish.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brown with 2-finger khaki head. Nose is heavy rye, hops, some butyric acid. Tastes earthy malty, with mild hops, brown sugar, an overall tart rye flavor, and a medium palate heft.
3fourths (8796) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear dark amber body with an average-sized tan head. typical bread, crust, seed, hay, dirt / soil character from the rye, with a typically sludgy and thick body that seems to slow the carbonation release and drag the liquid across the tongue. toasty, lightly nutty, a bit of wet wood / mushroom dankness as well. sweet apple caramel malt is, again, very typical, and very forgettable as well.
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Murky amber pour with a white head. Pretty bland and thin overall - a little rye in here but otherwise kind of empty. Not bad, just not interesting.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful hazy amber with a red-orange hue and a thick, lasting beige head that leaves sheets and sheets of lace all the way down the glass. Initial aroma is actually a little stinky, then more bready grain and lightly spicy citrus. The palate showcases the spiciness of rye malt perhaps better than any other rye beer I’ve had; really lovely malt profile, smooth, with just the faintest smokiness, and a light kiss of hops. Paired perfectly with our spicy dinner of pho.
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear dark copper color with a small head. Quite weird on the nose, some dark berries, rye, caramel malts, mild grain and faint hops. Flavor is fruity and there’s a lot of carbonation, gooseberries, malts, rye, some toffee and more malts. Very lively carbonated palate, feels quite light considering the abv. Somewhat unique. Lacks something essential though.
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels.
Cuivrée-acajou, col fin crémeux, beige.
Arôme de levure, malt et grains restant très rustique, le tout supplémenté par le seigle. Houblons restent nobles avec des notes citronnées.
Palais est frais, grains, seigle rajoutant une pointe d’épice et certaine rondeur en fin de bouche qui est agrémenté par cette levure allemande de Weizen. Fruité noir léger rappelant le cassis. Malt cara avec une pointe de fumé. Légère et complexe.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head and a roasted chocolate aroma. There is a hearty rye malt flavor with bitter smoky finish.