tfontana (726) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg pour into taster cup at NH Brewfest. Appearance is clear, light brown/dark amber with a small ring of foamy off-white head with no sparkle. Aroma is mild caramel, rye. Taste is mild spicy rye and bitter herbal hops, light malt. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, lively-to-fizzy carbonation and spicy rye finish with some bitter and yeast. Overall, I was expecting more bold aromas and flavors but overall this was fairly nondescript.
Bulk_Carrier (3885) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a transparent dry dark amber color with a thin cap of a white little head. Mild messy lacing.
The aroma takes in mildly sweet to spicy rye initially and then some citrus and piney playing with a sly sweet caramel malty sweetness.
The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas to blend and then give give that kick of the spice in the aftertaste bumps and then bites into the finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels fairly low.
Overall, another nice beer by Sebago, always a solid brewery, and this beer doesn’t fail to show us a hell of a lot of nice attributes.
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and citrus hop aroma. Cloudy red color with a large off white head. Sweet and bitter beginning with a stronger bitter finish.
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour from draft at sebago in Portland Maine. White head. Floral citrus and malty aroma. So good
GIJOE (1089) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours slightly reddish with a thin, white head, that dissipates quickly. Nose is malt, rye, and piney hop notes. Bitter taste with a distinct grapefruit finish. Medium body. Vigorous carbonation. Quite nice. I’m a fan.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LSAT Freedom Trip #92. Keg at Rock Harbor Brewpub. Clear copper, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of rye and caramel. The taste is strong rye, caramel, citrus. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
mathieuc (3392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear copper with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of pine and fruits. Taste is moderately bitter and not really sweet with some dry earthy notes and fruits. Body is medium, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel slightly sticky/syrupy. Overall a fair amber ale, I would get again.
DiarmaidBHK (4242) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can from craft beer cellar west hartford. Pours brown with a khaki head. leaves some lacing in the glass. lots of rye notes on the nose and tongue. Has some some solid floral hoppiness for balanced. solid example of style.
malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Julios. Clear amber with ring and lace. Woody herbal hop aroma with tiny hint of citrus. Lightly toasted lightly fruity nutty malt sweetness with assertive but not astringent woody herbal bitterness. Nice and dry with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and fine carbo that accentuates hops. Tastes very well made. I had low expectations but this is damn good.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Parker Pie Co. Clear gold with little white creamy head. Aroma is clove, misc. citrus, pine needles. Taste is the same with a good rye "kick". Spicy and interesting on the palate. Not much else to say. Decent.