harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by: 27SEPT11
A: Copper brown ale with less than a single finger of peanut foam which falls slowly to a sheet of the same. Nice ring on sheet lacing. Limited clarity with red hues along the lightlines.
S: The rye seems pretty strong here. The hops are present, and remind me of hay, and grass. Hints of grapefruit. Malt profile is biscuity and sweet.
T: What strikes me first is the spicy-sour rye, which is well balanced with sweet malts and bitter, earthy hops. This is well balanced, and actually reminds me of a well done ESB. Has a herbal tone as well.
M: Creamy and medium bodied with lower carb. Appropriate for this beer. Finish is slightly creamy and slick with longevity.
O: Well done beer. I would prefer this on a fall evening where the air is cool and clammy, this would suit that setting well. With the malt bill on this, I think an imperial version would be quite appealing and have high cellar potential.
Serving type: can
MalcolmTucker (576) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bland and uninspiring - no clarity of flavour. i was expecting more flavour considering the ABV.
PetesBeers (7) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just a more malty IPA, really. Little complexity. A reasonable drink, nothing special. From the tap at the Wheaty.
Darwenus (451) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I expected more rye. This isn’t bad, but it’s nothing spectacular. It pours caramel brown with a medium size, long lasting head. The aroma is big malt, a little tingle, background notes something like apple butter. The flavor is like an American strong ale, but not a strong strong ale. It reminds me of a watery Arrogant Bastard or maybe a little like Lagunitas Lucky 13 without the rich, strong character.
Ron (2202) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured a light brown color with a thick covering of off white head. Aroma has malt, rye, piney hops, and caramel sweetness. Mouth feel is on the light side and there is a nice steady carbonation. Flavor has rye and light bitterness, some piney hops, and plenty of malt at the core.
fishonmyplane (280) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a normal Brown ale. Flavor is pretty mild. Doughy. A little hop bitterness and rye spice, but overall it didnt really hold my interest.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/18/13. On tap at some point during a Tallahassee visit. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Aroma seems to be throwing some sourness... lightly soured/infected? Otherwise malty, grainy, plain. Meh.
pras (354) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice spicy rye beer. Taste is spicy with a nice malt/bready flavor in balance with the spice. Just the right amount of hop bitterness thrown in to boot. Very enjoyable
merc7186 (1503) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer has a great amber, brown color to it with a great off white one finger head and some lacing on the glass. The beer has a decent spicy, malty, bready smell to it. There is a hint of hops to it too on the back end. The taste is very similar with a malty, spicy, bready, and caramel taste to it with a hoppy bite on the back end, a great blend. The mouthfeel is great with that lingering bite of spiciness but crisp and dry. Overall, this is a great beer for a style that is not overly popular IMO, a great offering.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Poured a clear dark amber color with an off white head that stuck around. Smells of bitter hops, toasted caramel malts, spices, and rye. Tastes of rich, toasty malts, and the sweetness is nicely complemented by a hop bite and the rye spice in the finish. Medium bodied and very smooth, moderate carbonation.