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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Hidden in the cold ground in the dark of winter, lie little seeds of hope. So, to help hasten the spring thaw, we give you an ale bursting with the spicy goodness of malted rye and floral, citrusy hops. An in-between-seasons seasonal, if you will. Coming soon to a beer cooler or pub near you.


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3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfratzke (63) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Beautiful copper color with tannish white head that disapates somewhat quickly. Aroma of malty rye. Flavor is a bready, spicy rye with floral hops. Fantastic.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewMaster0912 (34) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2015
pours a very dark amber color with a very light foamy head that goes away quickly. It has a bit of a citrus smell, kind of smells like spruce or pine. The palate is a bit dry, like the description says you can taste the malted rye and floral, citrusy hops. overall the beer is a bit strong and not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2901) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at The Argus in Madison, WI., and sampler served showing a clear, deep amber color, with a presentable layer of tan, head froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was grain, spice & rye, and touches of roast & earthiness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste continued similarly, adding some earthy bitterness, with a slight vegetal hint that also participated in the flavor. Interesting concept, but happy to have settled for just the sampler.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark clear amber color, bright white head. Aroma of rye toast. Taste has lightly spiced brown bread. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1546) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Smell of grain, malt. Deep red colour, small white head. Aroma of grass, hops. Grass and spruce in finish. Not so much rye to be noted. Very bitter. Sharp carbon, mid-light body. Borderline IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap at WOB Arlington. Light brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of spicy rye, grain, malt, and tree bark. Taste is of rye, herbal, tree bark, earth, and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4012) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle courtesy cwsample. Pours a dark reddish orange. Toasty nose, rye, spicy, some caramel brown sugar. Flavor is bready, caramel syrup, slightly dusty. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2679) - Arkansas, USA - APR 8, 2015
On tap at the growler station of Guess Who in Bentonville. Pours a clear copper with one finger of white head. Aroma is grassy and some maltiness. Flavor follows. Decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Rhombus Guys Grand Forks. Reddish body. Metallic, malty, but subtle and watery. A touch of cocoa. Not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dagimp (815) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
From a 12 oz into a chalice. Pours a very nice dark copper. Little head or lacing. Good deep rye malty aroma. Mouthfeel is thick but not syrupy. Taste is like an amber ale with some rye and modest hops thrown in. Meh. Very underwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pour on tap at Republic, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought big spicy rye, dough, toast into a bit of bready, caramel, some slight orange peel with a touch of grass. Taste was a mix of orange, grass, some caramel dough into a bit of earth, slight grain, finishing slightly bitter, more rye spice.


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