Caytinator (796) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear, honey-colored. Decent lacing, medium head. Good aroma, a little grainy-sweet, taste matches, but with quite a bit more bitterness at the back. Good taste not overwhelming in terms of rye. Nicely done actually, pretty medium body, not too strong of an aftertaste. Decently well balanced. Not the best rye beer, but far from the worst.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Dark golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of malt, rye, hops and with a fairly bitter finish. Nothing wrong with this one but it was a bit weaker than expected.
ectotherm (12) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Still alittle hoppy but like the yeast choice for the overtones. Really a nice why to get the rye.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. BBE M11W3Y13. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Clear amber colour with a small white head.
Nice hops, sweet fruitiness and pine in a delicious aroma. Balanced.
Oh my, it’s tasty. Smooth! Sweet fruits, pine and mild resin. Malty body. Very good!
ajtrupp (184) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There's a slight citrus taste with some hoppy finishing notes. I'm realizing I'm spoiled in Colorado, the Florida microbrew selection is still playing catch up.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a rocky-looking two fingers high white shade. Really nice lacing is left down the glass, like I’d expect from the style.
S: This skews very much toward the herbal, piny, and spicy side in terms of hoppiness. A decent (if not spectacular) rye backing helps augment the subtle piny hops. Straight out of the bottle, I pick up a touch of graham cracker sweetness. Not the biggest or most spectacular aroma, but pretty enticing.
T: I’d reckon the rye malts are what I pick up the most. A slight finish of piny hops also pops up. If any beer were more for simply drinking than picking apart analytically, this is it.
M: I like the crisp, clean finish, the slender body, and how it whisks away any unnecessary sweetness...but it would do an even better job if it had a bit more carbonation. Rye malts seem to prick the tongue ever-so-slightly.
O: It’s kind of mundane. It’s also really easy to session and enjoy with a burger, pizza, or whatever. I probably won’t buy it again, but I won’t have any problems killing this 6 pack.
Luvystypotables (333) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of citrus and floral. Mild citrus taste, balanced with a slight hops flavor palate is of bread and citrus.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear honey color with a frothy eggshell colored head. Aroma is spruce, pepper, floral, citrus, and a slight sweetness. Taste is hoppy at first but then it mellows out to a nice black pepper flavor and then it gets a touch bitter. Very refreshing and tasty.
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours yellow with nice head, nice clean citrus and rye aroma, taste is slight bitter and crisp finish
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden coloured beer. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some balancing sweetness. The taste is fruity citric hops. Tasty and intruigingly subtle. A little oily in the mouth but very tasty.