whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 Rye beer. Literally. Slightly hazy, amber body. Smells like a Jewish deli. Strong, intriguing aroma of caraway seeds and rye. Grainy flavor brings more of the same, but more subdued, with a delicate pale malt presence. But spicy rye rules the flavor here. Dangerously drinkable, medium-light body with tons of flavor. Unlike typical rye beers, this truly is rye bread in a glass. After sampling about 2 oz. at GABF 2004, I later nursed a pint at Triumph New Hope in March 2006 followed by a number of later samplings. This beer stood out among hundreds of samples at GABF, and that is a significant thing. Reminds you that beer and bread are intimate cousins.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF2004... Poured a dark golden color with a white head and light lacing on the glass. Amazing aroma of caraway seed and rye. Minty rye bread taste, slightly sweet. My first rye ale, I really like this one!
JFGrind (1777) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caraway flavor steals the show for me. Jewish rye is the exact flavor of this doughy ale. Unique.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Hope location. My roommate gets fresh Jewish Rye bread from the farmers market, and this is exactly it, only liquid. Absolutely delicious.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ David Copperfields. This indeed is Rye Bread in a bottle. The best rye beer I’ve had. It’s an orange like color with a smallish thin head. The aroma has a nice flowery citrus thing going on. The rye isn’t over powering but just right. Another winner by Triumph.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at NJ fest ’04. No description necessary. This tastes and smells exactly like a loaf of fresh Jewish Rye bread!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear, copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Thick, creamy lacing. The aroma and flavor are of rye bread including the caraway seeds... definitely used to spice things up. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and almost no carbonation. Short, astringent finish.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at David Copperfield’s Pub, NYC: Utterly fantastic! Very sweet and loaded with odd rye flavor which rarely comes through in a rye beer because the flavor is so subtle. A medium bodied, essentially unhopped brew.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Had to rerate, just an outstanding beer!
One of my favorites from Triumph. If you like Rye bread, this will be in your top 10 beers.
Aroma is like a beer soaked piece of rye bread. Slight sour malt up front, but then the rye kicks in midway through and continues in the finish. Perfection in balance between a hint of malt and subtle sourdough flavors. One of those brews you can only understand if you try it. Awesome brew!! Make it a point to visit the brewery when this one shows up!
DocLock (7200) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Manayunk event. I can honestly say that I’ve never had a beer quite like this one. Pours turbid orangish, with aroma of malt, hops, citrus, caramel, and bread. Tastes slightly tart, sour, malty, with some ginger. The finish is tart, very smooth, and very crisp. A very complex and unique beer.