rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and sharp rye and malt aroma. Clear orange color with a medium white head. Sweet flavor throughout with a strong bitterness in the middle.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a copper orange with a light tan head. Spicy nose of fruits and rye. Flavor begins with strong noble hops and warms to rye malts and spices. Most of the brew stays bittersweet and dries a little at the finish.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice and fairly different. Nice balance. Hops have a little bit of an odd, off-putting, slightly metallic finish. I prefer rye as something to smooth out an existing style that doesn’t normally use rye, instead of using it as the main star in a beer with no particular style other than just existing to showcase the rye.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with an average, ream-colored head that mostly diminished, but kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was fairly weak, but had moderate to heavy roasted and toasted malts, caramel and rye; and moderate pine, resin and citrus hops. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, slightly acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was caramel, roasted and toasted malt, citrus, pin and resin hops, metallic hops , rye and spices. The medium body was a little syrupy with sort of soft carbonation and a metallic finish.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: light copper, with a thick, two-finger off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma: toasty malts and warm rye bread, with notes of good spicy heat and a generous bit of fruit: cherries in light syrup and even some citrus. Taste: as the aroma indicated, with sweet and toasty malts over peppery rye spice and tart fruit notes; there are some slightly hoppy notes of pine and citrus. Finish: smooth, chewy, with sweet malts slowly giving way to a last gasp from the spice. Notes: Sweet, spicy, fruity, toasty, crisp, and drinkable. Wonderfully flavored, wonderfully balanced. Liked this a ton. Very much like a rye lager meets a watered down barleywine, but in a very good way.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of amber with a rocky white head. Dry and grainy aroma provides hints of rye malt and breads. Caramel malts, rye, cereal grains, moderate hopping and dried fruits in the taste. Average body. Mild alcohol in the finish. A decent beer.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle - Costco – Olympia, WA
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice rye malt flavors. Easy drinking this was tasty. Has a good dry rye finish. Nice drinkable brew.
dyetube (1153) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a deep amber with a thin off white head. The aromas are rye, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly bitter and dry with a medium body. Thus was a very nice beer. Cheers!
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber looking pour with decent head and lacing. Grainy, but lacking a distinctive rye presence. Lots of caramel and toasty flavors bit surprisingly not very sweet. Okay, but not great.
0o9i (437) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Clear, deep amber color with a good sized off-white head, leaves sheets and rings of lace, fully lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, musk, rye. Body is medium-light, a bit syrupy/wet on the finish, lightly carbonated. Flavor is caramel sweet, some rye, some hops, alcohol doesn’t go in well. Unpleasant aftertaste. Sticky on the lips. Well, it looks really good.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and copper hue with a frothy beige head and plenty of carbonation adds to a good looking ale. Predominately hop based aroma with aclover and mint tingles over a slight green apple smell and finally a mild malt wheat. The taste displays a highly malted taste mixture that is well hopped and combined with pine. I also taste the mint that is noticed in the aroma. We have a heavy sided palate to the malty ale. A well balanced and somewhat unusual mint type beer, kind of like a menthol beer.