fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rattle ’n Hum, New York
Amber color. Dusty caramel aroma with shades of hops. Smooth, with strong caramel flavor, light roasted malt and rye; the flavor as well is a bit dusty. There is some good hopping. The final, well bitter, gets a bit dry. Good.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luminescent peach amber color supporting a crisp cream head. Easy grainy aroma with appealing floral hop character. Crisp rye and sour mash flavorings piqued with a floral hop twang.
williamherbert (1357) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 Incredible, rich hop aroma character; a mix of finished oak and pine oil, and herbal mint leaf. There is a touch of citrus there too. The rye grains come through at the end of the whiff. So spicy all the way around; intense. The aroma is just short of being a 10.
Hazy mahogany red color. Big fluffy , good, slow carbonation from the pint-sized can. Spotty specks of lace.
The flavor is a grainy rye husk, with a bitter, sharp finish. The hops are still there, harmoniously with the woody hops. The oak and the rye malts are terrific together. FInishes with a curious root beer barrel candies, and bubblegum. The grains are bordering on unrefined.
It’s a creamy concoction, like root beer. It’s a big, bitter beer, woody and with tons of harsh flavors. Really really enjoyable. It mellows out as it warms up.
Lubiere (10734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper ale with a thin big bubbled off white head. In aroma, pleasant caramel malt with nice toffee notes, and a bit of sweet coffee. In mouth, a nice smooth malt with torrefied notes, very British hops, lingering metallic notes, medium bodied. Cask at Syracuse Real Ale Festival, Oct. 25 2009.
pianotu (67) - USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Brooklyn’s Fish Camp. Fragrance of dried fruits, smooth, medium-body, dark caramel, bitterness at the end.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Rattle N Hum. Pours amber and clear, fluffy head. Nose is fruity, cherries, spicy rye notes (albeit mild). Taste has distant notes of rye, more of the fresh cherries and citric hops. Finishes pretty dry slight rye spiciness. Nice.
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: amber shade with tea hints , mid creamy top.
Nose: frontal aromatic , meadow citric , floral with touch of rye. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Hmm. Good mid full bodied with neatly presented rye feel. Aromatic hops on top have good matching partner. Late bittering feel. Very pleasant, smooth rye ale.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with some spicy flourishes. The flavor has rye and sweet malts. Not quite enough hops, but the hops that are there add a nice floral quality to add to the rye. Enjoyable.
dnstone (2335) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown in color with nice carbonation. Clean tasting, similar to a wheat beer without the citrus.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at RnH: I can’t tell if this is a dark amber or a light brown. In any case, I thought this was a very well balanced brew. Nice herby, bready arouma. Smooth drinking with a dry finish. The bitterness level is perfect.