JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice gold body with a reddish hue. Thin white soapy head.
Sticky and wet cascade resiny hops in aroma. Some sweet malty hairspray also. Some hop Kool-aid and wet alfalfa.
Dry hoppy rye bread. A bit light in flavor, but still pretty good.
shadey (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a quickly diminishing head.
Aroma is sweet and fruity with a hint of alcohol. The flavor and body seem bigger than the 5.3 percent that it is. Pretty nice stuff.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, magnifying gold with saliva spackle for the head. Honey, whole wheat and pumpernickel dinner rolls drive the nose with cookie batter and a hint of spicy floral ness in pursuit. Dry, bitter tone. Liquid thirst salivater. Rye is pronounced in the form of salted pretzel rolls. Dry scratch with a staunch citric element but never sears. Papaya and starfruit provide most of the citrus flavoring with a formidable cascade presence, and caramel malt is only on hand to support from a distance. Briskly glides along the palate. A refreshing session ale that lets the rye shine. Thanks CaptainCougar!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 Pours a cloudy golden color with a small ring of white lace. Good aroma of rye and floral hops. Interesting flavor of rye and floral, resinous hops. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Very good.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 The Lure:
Grainy rye girth forms an alluring biscuity maltiness. Softly integrated perfumes give expectations that this is well-made.
A cushiony feel is created by biscuity rye pillows. Bitter and spicy hops delicately announce their presence. A beautifully crafted, mellow pale ale.
Laying back, a Sunday afternoon in spring.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Copper-colored, medium white head. Hops and grain in aroma, slight citrus. Flavor is moderately hopped, and a bit malty. very decent flavor. Mild hop aftertaste, and I like the effect of rye.
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gently honeyed cookie maltiness leaves the necessary room for the toasty rye flavours to deploy. The pour is golden, hazy and forming a generous white foam. Light-medium bodied, excellent balance, not very complex, but appeasingly bready, gently hoppy and crafty. I could drink a lot of that.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is not unlike lemon grass with a hint of rye and hops. Nice golden color with a thin head. Citrus flavor with plenty of hops and a dry finish. Not bad but the taste is a bit too lemony citrus for me.
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Gold color white head well laced. Crisp hop aroma some weak carmel like a mile IPA. Well carbonated and coated palate. Flavor is a grassy hop fairly dry.. pretty plain. Like a boring IPA.
sampled at GABF..
smells much nicer more hop fresh sweeter. up to 8... flavor is a little plain but fresh up to 7 ovrl bumped
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Pours a dark golden with orangish hues. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, citrus, and resinous hops. Taste is grassy, slightly bready/grainy, with spicy and sweet citric hops. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is improved recently, I raised my rating from 3.4 to 4.0. Well balanced with plenty of hops.