icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Aroma of bread and pilsener beer. Taste is oddly sweet, with no real remarkable taste traits.
graham_murphy (211) - - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite sweet for an ale with caramel from the malt, fairly smooth and mildly bitter from the piney hops. Not bad. It does say rye. Shame I’m not a rye drinker.
hawthorne00 (2210) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Slightly hazy copper with a large off-white head. Subdued aroma of caramel, sour bread and spices. Sweet and bready with that sourish spiciness that says rye. Moderate bitterness. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Likeable enough, but there’s not much going on for the 6.3%.
Jasond612 (211) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/29/13. Can given to me by Jonas Nelson and drank as a 2nd beer after chickies's and Pete's.
This is the 3rd beer from this brewer. All cans and all have an exceptional full carbonated mouth feel. Very bubbly and lacing stays on the glass well throughout drinking it.
Creamy, hoppy, spicy with some bready notes.
All in all this is probably one of the first Rye Ales I've had and really liked it
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asheft (2421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy on the nose, with pine and pineapple and a bit of grapefruit. Some metallic, nutty accent also present. Cloudy ruddy brown under a persistent, lacy, off-white cover. Assertively bitter flavour that is made a bit harsh from the rye, but is complemented by potent grapefruit peel and pine. Caramel and dried fruit malt character is there, but overshadowed by the hops potency. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly astringent.
mr_h (2317) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by hand-pump at West Kirk, Ayr (brewed at Adnams Brewery) - clear reddish brown, thin bubbly head, spicy malty aroma, no lacing, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, nicely balanced, I’m not so keen on the spiciness here, but well drinkable
Scottishchris (96) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Wetherspoons Edinburgh airport. Pours browny red with loose foam off white head. Malts on the nose. Slightly spicy taste, medium body, a bit fizzy. Ok
harrymel (1439) - 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 (639) - 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 (11) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
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.