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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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What is rye? Rye is a cereal grain historically grown in our region. It has been cultivated since the time of the early settlers due to the scrappy and hearty ability to withstand harsh climates and poor growing conditions. Did you know George Washington grew rye and used it to ferment whiskey? Were pretty sure that is a fact. You will notice the distinct notes of rye, a slightly spicy and grainy aroma not lost in the shuffle of hops and the four other malted grains we use in this fine seasonal addition to our 2X line.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlihcsnatas (296) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Amber brew with thin head that fades fast. Smells of Rye and caramel. Can taste the malty sweetness but the Rye takes over the taste with a nice pepper spice that makes this brew very good. This one has a thickness that coats the toungue but doesn’t leave a syrup finish, rather leaves the lingering taste of malts and spice. Excellent brew.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (461) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is beautiful rye malts and hops. Taste is sweet rye, rye, rye with a hoppy long bitter finish. Another great Southern Tier blast of flavor!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
decent beer good body and flavor aroma is ok and lacks head retention and lacing, although very smooth for a 8.1% beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (793) - PERU - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle - Pours copper with a white head. The taste is malty, toasty, earthy, a bit dry, but good. Well made beer, but I like rye beers on occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 10, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear, medium-dark amber with a ale khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, bread, rye, peaches, pine and a touch of citrus. Taste of pine, citrus, peaches, caramel, rye, bread and a touch of cloves. Medium/light body and high/medium carbonization. A fruity IPA with a good balance and enough rye to add interest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanK (200) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a pretty clear amber though I believe I see some sediment, off white head dissipates fast. Smells of spice and pine, hoppy for sure, reminds me of Sierra flip side and founders reds rye. Light bodied almost watery which overshadows the small amount of carbonation. Has a spicy rye taste that is met by a pale malt balancing this out and making it really easy drinking. I certainly taste the rye, was hoping for more complexity but its good. Leaves resin/pine and spicy aftertaste that isn’t great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (195) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
BOD 8/31/13. Clear light amber pour with a slight dark ruby cast. Massive head with exceptional lacing and retention. Nice, but somewhat subtle, nose of caramel and rye over a spicy background. Heavy medium body with a nice oily creamy texture. Well carbonated with a nice effervescent finish. Even at one year of age, the flavor profile is outstanding with a complex balance. It begins with a spicy character that flows to nice rye notes. In the middle, caramel sweetness flows into a light hop flavor blend (dank, pine and citric) and light bitterness. The finish is long and leaves you with a nice rye spiciness over hop notes and bitterness. Even aged, this one is up there with the best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3773) - - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. mostly clear orange/amber with a small cream colored head. crystal malt and robust base malt aroma with a peachy and citrus hops. tea, peaches, crystal malt, tropical fruit, melanoidin burnt sugar note and rye bitterness rounds out the flavor. maybe some victory malt or special roast in there. full bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a clear light brown with off-white head. Rye, bread, biscuit, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not as much rye spice as I was expecting, almost not present, somewhat disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
On tap in the Tasting Room at the brewery. Copper coloured with a loose cream head; citrus aroma; sweet rye taste, with a bready body and some citrus. Full bodied and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle from Spirits Manahawkin. Poured a medium density sun burnt orange under an average sized frothy light beige head. Aroma is spicy, bread crusts, fresh orange zest, medium toast. Bigger body, full mouthfeel average carbonation and a lingering citrus aftertaste. Flavor of spice, orange zest, toast, dough, tea. Good stuff ST.


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