TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2006. One of my favorites at the festival! And this is a perfect example of why brewers need to man their own tables. The asshat volunteer told me before trying this that it was "terrible". Dark brown body. Aroma is delicious! Imagine a Jewish rye bread and a German pumpernickel blended and carbonated. Thatís it in a nutshell. Big rye, dark breadiness, and sweet malts. Taste is a bit rye-heavy with more bready notes, faint caramel, and coca. Body is medium and has moderate carbonation. Ends with more rye, caramel, and dark bready flavors. This would be an excellent accompaniment to German food or a deli sandwich on rye. Me likey the Roggenbock!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a thick off white head. Aroma was rye, caramel, maple and smoke. Taste had a powerful rye taste to it. Mouthfeel was quite sweet in terms of the rye. Rye beers are not my favorite but this was quite an impressive brew. Thicker then most brews from Triumph Brewing. The rye taste was more spicy and powerful then the Jewish Rye in my opinion. An impressive job.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 I had a couple samples at GABF 06. The rye character in this beer is awesome. Iíve never tasted anything quite like it. It runs all through the aroma and flavor. Rich mouth feel. A must drink for everybody.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Princeton. Pours a deep chocolately brown with an off white head. Perhaps my sinuses were a little clogged, but the aroma was faint bread and caraway. Slight creamy mouthfeel. This is like a loaf of bread in a glass, strong initial flavors of rye, caraway, pumperknickel, chocolate. On the finish, some sweetness comes out along with a hint of cinnamon and caramel. Very unique and enjoyable beer.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Princeton - Turbid rusty brown, thick creamy tan head. A rich and complex nose of fresh warm rye bread and pumpernickel that layers over wafts of toffee, maple nut, and touches of smoke. Deep rye bread flavor throughout that gains additional soft chocolate, caramel and citrus tones upon warming. 6.7% ABV for those wondering. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, dark bready finish. Canít say I have ever had anything this unique. Just awesome. Would be perfect with corned beef sandwhich....
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for this hand bottled brew off a growler...
Appears a cloudy, dense, chestnut brown with a small, light tan head. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caraway, rye, nuts, and black pepper.
Taste is of the same aromas. Very similar to Jewish Rye bread.
Mouthfeel is semi-sweet, fluffy along the tongue, medium bodied, with just a touch of astringency.
Overall, a well done beer.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, tons of caraway, some mint, and nuts as well. Taste of more caramel and caraway, with some citrus, and a dry, doughy finish. Chewy mouthfeel. Thanks to Paul for the sample!
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at princeton, had to take a growler home of this one. Very dark hazy brown, 6.7 % abv with light to medium carbonation. Aroma is carraway, dry dark malts, bready. Taste, wow, is it good. Dark malts and rye, sourdough, bready, lightly smoky and although it didnít have quite as much carraway in the aroma and flavor as their Jewish Rye, it was still definitely very apparent. slighty tart and dry malty and bready finish. awesome!
TheEpeeist (3052) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Princeton locale. Cloudy, chocolate brown with a thin, creamy tan head that coats on the way down. Caraway, black licorice and oatmeal. Taste like a warm loaf of rye with rich molasses in the back. Sours gently with some smoke. Light carb, medium body. Expected this to be heavy but proved nicely balanced, silky and substantial. Delicious.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Princeton. Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is dark, toasted rye bread. Flavor is the same, with a touch of sourness, spice, and smoke. Iím not a rye bread freak, but Triumphís two rye beers are fantastic.