deekyn (1457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- a hazy brown amber pour with a solid 2 fingers of fluffy off white meringue like head. S- aromas of strong prunes, wet hay, celery, banana, bready malts, brown sugar, and rye. M- medium body and a light palate with mild to weak carbonation that ends up dry. T- tastes start with malts, bread, sour hay and banana. Prunes follow, accompanied by flat soda, Perrier water, malts, and a mild hop citrus. Ending in bitter and dry hops.
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Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, sweet citrus and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet tingly finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 7/4/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Belmont Station. Pours clear cola brown with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a nice combination of spicy yeast, spicy rye, and spicy noble hops, with just a hint of some caramel malt and some tropical fruit aroma. The flavor is more of the same, focused on the multiple spicy components with a nice caramel malt backbone. The body is just less than medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long, generally spicy finish.
bluejacket74 (1725) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with a couple inch light tan head that actually kept growing slowly for a few minutes after the initial pour. It took a while for the head to settle down before I could start drinking it. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, it smells like pears, rye/dark bread, herbs, cloves, and apples. The brew tastes like dark bread/rye, pears, apples, cloves, caramel malt, and some dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. The carbonation is soft which helps make it easy to drink. I liked this, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again in the future. $11.99 a bottle.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. A cloudy medium to dark brown beer, with a huge, frothy, lightly lacing, fully lasting off-white head. The aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted dark bread, caramel, milk chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (basement, dough), with notes of rye, pineapple, hint of ripe fruits and banana. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, not a very long finish with moderate bitterness, lightly alcoholic. A pleasant Saison-Dark Belgian Ale. Rye is evident and nice to taste and smell. Perhaps only a little bit thin and with a short finish, but overall I enjoyed it a lot.
jgb9348 (5432) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a muddy and ruby tinted glow and a nice three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, rye, alcohol, light earth and a small hint of spices. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and malt flavours with a lot of rye notes and a decent amount of caramel and toffee. Aftertaste shows some complexity with yeast noticeable, a bit of alcohol and the slightest hint of chocolate. Overall, a decent beer, but not enough complexity and depth to make it a great beer - plus the flavour profile strong enough for the style. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland, Oregon (PDX - Terminal D Location) on 28-April-2013 for US$10.95 sampled at home in Washington on 17-June-2013.
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller&Friends - Farmhouse tasting. Pours clear amber with a creamy beige small head. Aroma is rye bread, toasted malt, light burnt caramel, plum, herbal, anise and light celery. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and very light tart. Body is light, texture is thin/watery and carbonation is
Finishes bitter and herbal. The is truly a style-bastard. I really enjoy the rye but
JorisPPattyn (9082) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge cream-coloured head, leaving lace over unclear dark rusty-brown beer. Creamy nose, dark malts obvious (even Maillard it would seem), green leaves and markedly gassy. Bitterish-dry. Leafy flavour, and one not unlike oatmeal. Dry cocoa powder, faintly bready - oatmeal/ryebread? Feels quite spritzy, even fiery. Obviously well-carbonated. Not much body. Rustic? Lacking (a bit of) character, rather. Still, far from bad.
Theydon_Bois (15550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Upright, 25/05/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is dark malt, grain, hint of toffee, grass.
Taste comprises dark toffee, grain, dark malt, light sugars, woody notes, fruits.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable but on the bland side, not one I’d revisit.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. Hazy dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and herbal hops. The finish is fruity with a rye and hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.