Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hazy gold. thin beige head. Aroma of toffee and dull hops. Taste has a tea leaf kind of astringency, lots of malt sweetness. Medium thin texture, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting–22oz bottle-pours yellow/gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt-honey. Taste is sweet light/medium malt/rye-honey, some spice hops.
ICEatALAMO (1302) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is of subtle hops and some fruit. Taste is very refreshing with a lot of citrus. The rye comes through as well. A twist of a beer flavor.
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jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at max’s for the turd tasting. Pours a ligh golden body with white lacing. Aroma and flavor in my notes include: floral and honey.
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the TURD tasting. Pours gold with a white head. Light flowery hoppy aroma, with a hint of sweetness and rye malty notes. The flavor has flowery hops, a light malty sweetness, rye, and light herbal notes. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by me at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours orange with off white head. Nose/taste of bready malt, rye, honey and orange cream. Medium body. Well balanced.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the NY Meet the TURD tasting. Pineapple pour. Decent wheat aroma. Pronounced soap flavor with notes of wheat and celery. Soapy finish. This gone bad.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very straightforward honeyed rye beer. I like rye beer.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from TURDFERGUSON, thanks a lot Sam
The look: Almost clear dark blonde body topped by a very small white head
In long: Nose is unmistakably rye with a true rye bread aroma. Taste is smooth and straight forward, this is a not very hoppy rye ale like a Founders Reds Rye, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye or a Terrapin Rye Squared (to name a few well known ones). This is a straightforward rye beer with a mild citrusy hopping. A bit of honey and some floral hops, smooth carbonation. Overall this is as straightforward of a rye beer as one can imagine, except that it is a bit on the sweet side with a strong honey presence. I liked it because I like rye beers but don’t expect anything more than a beer that tastes like rye. Oh man I love drinking beer… but why does my favourite hobby has to also be my worst habit?
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber courtesy of PaulUnwin. hazy orange in color. malty, citrus hops with some rye in there. hops hit your tongue from the jump with some nice fruit flavors, slightly bitter with the sharpness of the rye present. good mix between the hops/rye. unique brew using rye, thanks Paul!
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I Reckon drowland sent me this fancied beer! The whole philanthropic kid’s camp theme on the label is certainly a departure from the urban dictionary style labels I’m used to from Sweetwater.
The beer pours a hazy golden color with a small head that leaves the glass lightly laced.
The aroma is fruity with some lotion and soap up front and a caramel character that is verging on unpleasant but thankfully steers clear. This beer smells really nice and is generally all about fruit forward hops, the way I described it in my notes makes it sound like it smells awful, but it doesn’t... it’s lotion-y, soapy, caramel-y, and fruity in the best ways possible... kinda weird.
The flavor is mildly sweet with tons of peachy and apricot fruitiness. The beer is very hop forward but just mildly bitter, the bitterness that’s there goes a long way in the balance of the beer.
Almost like a rye IPA but not quite, a very different take on the "rye beer" thing, delicious.