jtw (1125) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft, wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I guess I was surprised. Spicy and hefe-like, with banana and clove and some caramel sweetness. Green NW citrusy hops. Dark caramel color, and medium to full body. Sweet and tangy finish, a decent brew but more interesting as a concept than a regular product.
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Very dark brown in color with a large light brown head on top. Notes of sarsaparilla, rye breads and sweet toffee in the nose. Lots of rye malt, caramel, toffee, spicy hops and root beer hints in the flavor. Light smokey notes are also there. Soda-like carbonation. High drinkability. Tasting notes from 7/2014.
Johnstledger8 (53) - IRELAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark murky brown with an off white head. Earthy aroma with pine, dark fruits, hint of the spice. Taste is very earthy, dark fruit notes, grassy, toffee. Medium body. Nice
smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of rye, lightly smoked malt, and some hops. Lightly smoked malt flavor with some spicy rye and caramel. Medium body with average carbonation.
Mark_Eck (906) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a cloudy light brown. Aroma and taste are slightly sweet with brown sugar and bready malts.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a tan head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and earthy flavor with spice and light lemon. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and earth linger with spice and grain.
Fantomasus (256) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd ball. The aroma is superb. It would rate an easy eight if it were just a bit stronger. Bread, caramel, hay, cereal, coffee, nuts, all are present. Resin. Yeast is dough, barnyard, basement aromas, leaves. Banana, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, licorice, raisin, vanilla... Fuck it.... Aroma is an eight. It pours a gorgeous copper brown/black with a nice tan/off white head. Really impressive. It tastes good but way weighted to sour... a downfall. Palate is smooth, standard, and slick but with stinging lingering bitter. Sight and smell are top tier but consumption doesn’t live up to expectations. Glad I tried it. Would drink again. Would not buy again.
ARH (663) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is heavy with rye bread and not much else. It’s a dark, clear, orange brown color with a thick white head and cloudy surface that leaves behind an abundant dense, web lace. The taste is a balanced blend of medium sweet and bitter. The thin textured beer has a soft, creamy carbonation. The medium body is a rich, toasted rye flavor that finishes clean and crisp with a light touch of citrus.
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-31-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a copper brown color with a tiny brown head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading to leave a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a rye bread smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of caramel and a bit of toffee. Along with these aromas were some spice aromas and a bit of a bready smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a rye bread flavor mixed with a little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. The sweetness fades as the taste advances with the rye flavors getting even more potent. As the rye grows stronger some hoppy flavors of a grassy and pine nature greet the tongue. The flavors start out weaker and grow stronger toward the end, where they are joined by a light bit of earth and a resurgence of the caramel and toffee, leaving a lightly sweetened and hopped rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite appropriate for the rye flavors of the brew and when mixed with the lighter hop and sweeter flavors make for an easy drinking feel.
Overall – A tasty and easy drinking rye that is a little more on the mild hop side. Quite enjoyable.
deyholla (7370) - 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.
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"A very spicy dry rye brew, almost overly so. Muddled kinda ugly pour. Beyond that there was some non descript hops and muddled malts, but as much as I like rye beer I wasn’t too impressed with this one. It was ok."