BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazed amber hue with small but lasting head and good lace. The aroma has notes of rye, carmel, biscuit, aromatic and grassy hops, and a touch of pear. The taste starts fruity and bitter with a nice dose of rye for a kick. It’s reasonable and smooth, very refreshing. Biscuity and toasty balance too. The feel is lively and never boring. A yummy brew and a surprising. I liked it! Thanks Jacob for the bottle.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was damn good! this one was one of the first i had of the day, as well as one of the best. orange in color, with a nice hop kick to the smell as well as the taste. malty as well and very well balanced. this was a good beer. very good. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very hazy golden color with a creamy head.Just like the ad says:floral hops.perfumy,citrus.Very nice.The rye malt adds a different flare altogether.the nose from this isn’t quite telling the whole story here.hops do come thru’ but they are toned down by the rye malt.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coper color with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops (not as much as the tasp version though), oranges, fruity, and sweet. Flavor malty sweet and citrusy with a hop bitter backing. Good balance. Light to medium bodied.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Charlotte Oktoberfest ’04. Amber coloring with an off-white head. I never really got the ’rye’ part of the flavor but this was a very enjoyable pale. Easy drinking, yet full-flavored and hoppy. Enjoyable.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber with a white head. I didn’t get the rye nose I expected. Got more of a citrusy, IPA kind of nose. It was good, but just unexpected. A little watery and light on carbonation. The flavor wasn’t bad. More an IPA than a rye ale.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a golden-orange with a small white head. Mild hoppy flavor. Medium body with somewhat bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a nice copper color and makes a decent white head.
The aroma is nice, hoppy and floral yet different in some way.
Hops are there in the flavor, but malt comes through nicely. Very smooth with a nice aftertaste. One of the few beers that has a commercial description that accurately describes it.
I like this one. While it’s not a hop monster, there is some flavor here and it doesn’t come off as being thin and watery.
altair (1) - USA - SEP 13, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jax said this would substitute for Bass for the Tan in Black’n’Tan at my bday party. Said we would na be dissappoi9nted and were they right!! My bro and I tapped the keg at 1400 the guests arrived at 1800 and we turned them in at 0400.
Hoppy fresh with rye taste, loved by all. Still good the next night when I foated the keg.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured straw with a thin white head...smelled very floral with peppery spiciness to it, but also a citrusy tartness...this was not hoppy at the back of the mouth or just as you swallow...this was hoppy as soon as it hit the tip and front sides of my tongue, I honestly am yet to find a beer that does that...I have never actually tasted hops on my sweet or salty taste buds before...don’t get me wrong, this was not a hoppy beer, cannot be too many IBUs, but it was just different...clean dry finish...this is perhaps the best commercial description I have ever read, then tried...it is my rating...thanks for the beer Matt!!