Rastacouere (6174) - 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 (2570) - 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.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle, gift from Staley. Pours a copper orange with a sudsy, off-white head. Nice lacing adorns the glass. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit. Nicely bitter with an ejoyable piney, citrus hops flavor addition. The hops overpower the rye, so if you are drinking this for the rye character, youíll miss out. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and zesty. A good, hoppy APA.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first time down to Atlanta, I was lucky enough to try this is both bottles and on tap. Apparently if you order a beer at a bar in Atlanta without specifying draught or bottled, they automatically will give you the bottled stuff.
The Bottled: Didnít give me a glass so cannot comment on color or head. Difficult to smell the true aroma. It had a nice palate and was quite refreshing. Tasted the hops and malt but nothing really too interesting. It didnít really stand out to me.
On Tap: Pours a nice caramel color with a quickly dissapating head with a slight lacing on top. You really taste the fresh malt and hops in this one. The rye flavors also really pulled through without being too overwhelming. Slightly dry fragrantly hoppy finish. Nice sweet fresh aroma and the beer is also nicely balanced.
This ended up being my favorite local beer during my trip. Make sure you get it on tap. The bottled version does not do it justice.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a thin head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slighlty sweet and malty wtih a subtle hop note, a touch of rye and a nice fruitiness. Medium bodied and smooth.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a golden color with a very small head and just a little bit of lacing. Aroma reminds me a of piece of rye bread. Flavor is good with lots of rye taste and just a hint of citrus at the end. Not dry at all like i was expecting, itís very smooth. I enjoyed this beer!
mcscottmc (6) - USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I always try to get this beer when I see it on tap, as it is not very common, even in Georgia. I canít say that I order the beer because it is among my favorites, I really order it because it does not taste like any other beer typically on tap (unless you go to a specialty bar). When the Basses, Newcastles, and Stellas start to get boring, this is a great change.
Pailhead (6358) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Courtesy of kp via trade. Aroma is loaded with rye, moderate sweetness, and a light floral hoppiness. Pours a light transparent amber with a small white head that fades quickly. Sugary sweet and caramel up front with a moderate grassy and light citrus hop finish. Lots of rye in the finish that lingers for a short time into the aftertaste. More rye in this beer than any other Iíve had. A little to sweet up front and not enough hops for balance for my tastes.