luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Williamsburg, Nyc. Hazy dark cider with foamy head. Grainy-hop nose and body. Crisp and fruity hop. Nice rye balance. Maybe a little light, but great flavor and interesting body.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
In Tap. At the Bridgeview. Sleepy Hollow NY! What a nice roasty deep dark taste! Yumm. Lots of spicie goodness for a Rye ale. Try to find it!
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at fette sau, pours brownish amber with a thick off white head that doesnt last so long, carbonation is reminscent of cask ales, nose is beautifully hoppy floral, with notes of rye and malt subtleties. hops really lead the way in this beer but it is extremely drinkable. a pleasant suprise. sooo delicious.
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Fette Sau as Righteous Rye. Mildly hoppy aroma, like a mixture of American and German hops. Cloudy dark brown colour. Very small tna head. The flavour starts off nicely roasted, then comes a mild aroma hoppiness. The finish is malty and roasted with a slightly strange tartness. Good nevertheless.
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at RnH. Muddy tan pour with standard white head. Aroma has lots of pumpernickel and barley with plenty of floral hops. Flavor is more floral hops and corn sweetness. Slightly buttery, despite the crisp carbonation, and a perfume finish.
Leighton (13330) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draught a few times, most recently at the Ainslie Block Party. Pours a dark, muddy brown with a medium, tan-white head. Aroma has some nice, roasty malts, wood, spice and mild caramel. Flavor is sweet with more caramel and, doughy bread, rye spiceiness and some earthy bitters. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes with some light, burnt malts and lingering hops. A very good, dynamic beer.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH. Dark Brown pour. Spicy hoppy aroma. Nice rye bite in the taste, well blended hops and a good malt base. Good all around brew.
keepersj12 (2846) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love the good ryes and this is a good one. Rye in the aroma along with malt and some hops. Pours a dark amber with a thick head. Great flavor with a malt sweetness, the rye and a hop end. Finishes very dry.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Cloudy amber brown with lacy white head. Aroma has lots of caramel and rye bready notes. Taste is earthy hoppy bitter in front of big rye bready backbone. Big and flavorful yet simple and refined. Dry finish. Really Good!
ben4321 (4463) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: I had this twice in the last couple months:
On Cask at Swift Hibernian Lounge, 4/24/10
Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
Aroma: The nose has some rye to it, earth, caramel notes, some hoppy notes, citrus, spice, and grains
Appearance: This one pours a caramel color into the glass
Flavor: The taste is relatively dry, not too much sweetness, some earthy and grainy notes
Palate: A medium bodied beer, the mouthfeel is sort of cereal-like
This is a pretty decent rye ale. A good feel to it, and it’s pretty drinkable. It has that good cereal-like feel to it, which works pretty well with the flavors. I actually gave it a slightly higher score on tap then on cask, but both were fairly similar score-wise.