GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle -
The best thing that I can say about this beer, is that it’s new. Nice to find a sampler pack with a new beer. Far from Sam Adams greatest beer, but drinkable just the same. Appearance is beautiful with a stunning copper colored body, 2" light tan head with nice retention. Aroma is really, really light in nature. Some pine, light tobacco, touch of brewed tea. Flavor has some light tannic pucker power, tea, piney hop and a hint of bread. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Decenet beer from SA but nothing to rave about.
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: pours orangey-amber with an off-white head and lots of carbonation bubbles along the glass. Aroma was yeasty with a grassy bite to it. Slightly thick. Grassy, grainy taste with a mild pine note beneath. It gets a bit more of a bite from the rye as it warms, though I was looking for a bit more from the rye throughout.
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was in one of the 12 packs I bought this summer. Pours out a darker brown color. Smell has a good bit of hops on it with some nice rye notes to match. Taste is sweet and easy to drink. Despite the low alcohol there is still a bit of it in the taste. One of the better SA offerings of late.
drinksatwork (10) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz btle. Pours amber w/ off-white head that fades quickly. Malty nose that is complimented with a little spice from the rye addition. Silky mouthfeel makes this beer a good quaffer. Spicy rye character contributes to the overall palate of the beer balancing the sweet malts and piney hop finish. An overall great balanced beer that is very approachable, and well crafted.
thorongil2 (1189) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear dark amber with medium tall brown head; aromas of smoked fruit, jam, bit metallic; dry flavour with bit sweeter finish
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a slowly fading medium beige head. Aroma of rye, grains and caramel. Taste of rye, mild caramel, noble hops. Not very sweet with a fizzy mouth feel and a very mild bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) clear light amber, creamy tan head. Nose of caramel, sugar, cracker. Taste of cream, sweet grain, orange and cracker. Creamy body with a bitter linger.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt and rye. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, frothy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, rye, sourdough, pretzel, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, rye, and sourdough finish is slightly dry.
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber with a red tint and a thick cream head. nose is citrus, rye, malts, very grainy. very smooth on the palate, citrus and pine are the first flavors, backed by the rye and a grainy finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at dak’s 1/19/11.
clear orange gold. no head.
faint aroma of pine, orange, caramel, toast, spice and lastly, minty rye. it is mild but it is there when the brew finally warms.
the flavor is the same... just kinda meh. minty spice and light bitterness show up in the finish. 5/3/6/3/13