pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Sweet aroma, malty and sweaty
Appearance: Clear gold with no head
Taste: Slight sourness fading quickly to a sour/sweet balance
Palate: Medium body, thick oily texture, long dry finish, average carbonation
Overall: Well put together and developed beer with a nice, dry finish
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apr 25, tap @ The Beer Keg, Ohio. Pours clear pale amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is piny hoppy, malty and sweetish. Crispy mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, bitter, malty, fruity, piny and well balanced. Crispy, hoppy medium palate. Finishes longlived tart bitter. Very nice.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brew Works.
Pours a clear golden color with a light head and a touch of spotty lacing as it makes its way down. The nose is pretty nice with a bit of light citrus. Good hop presence. The flavor is not quite as plentiful, still offering some orange and other citrus, but doesn’t have the bite of the nose. Some spicy rye in there as well, along with a floral character in the midpalate. Light body and a good finishing bitterness. A solid brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-29-2011
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured an amber color with a fluffly white head. Aroma was grainy, sweet malts and not much else. Flavor was sweet, chewy, some rye notes and some grass as well. Not too great.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazed gold color. The aroma had a decent nose citrus hops with some spicy rye. Citrus flavor and bready sweet malt. Spicy finish. Light-medium body.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like rye beers and I like the Brew Kettle both quite a bit, so ordering this beer was an obvious choice for me. And it was not as good as say a Red’s Rye, but it was still pretty tasty. It offered the slightly "scratchy" mouthfeel I associate with Rye beers, a rye flavor, and some nice hop notes that I also tend to find in rye beers. Appearance was not so special - a little less color than I might have expected, but a brilliantly clear body with a medium amount of head. Aroma was rye and hops. Flavor as noted above. Mouthfeel a touch thin.
Not the best rye-beer I have ever had, but recommendable nonetheless.
I had this on tap at the Brew Kettle in Strongsville.
Tmoney99 (11805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Brew Kettle. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate rye & citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin linen white head. Pleasant aroma of rye, caramel, citrus, and a bit of brown sugar. The flavor is lightly sweet with rye and caramel up front followed by some strong hops bitterness. The bitterness very much overshadows the malt, and lingers briefly after the swallow.
notalush (5318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing - hazy copper beer, with the faint wisp of a head - the rye is a lot more apparent in the aroma than I expected, but a strong hop presence keeps it from being overpowering - a little bit of buttery, bready character in the aroma as well - some floral notes up front, but mostly strong bitter hops throughout, with rye poking through at the start and finish - malt sweetness doesn’t quite balance it out, as it stays strongly bitter, but it’s a mighty tasty bitterness - one-dimensional, but good.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of rye bread, light citrus, rye seed, light cracker, more and more citrus as warms. Flavor somewhat dominated by the citrus hops with the rye becoming more generalized malt backbone, but still tasty. Sharp carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Good stuff.