Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty and spicy aroma. Deep dark mahogany. A little yeasty fruity funkiness. Medium body. Dry finish. Excellent. Not sure what to compare it to.
stoutnick (690) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown pour. Aroma is malty madness. Flavours more down the amber ale territory (not a fave style of mine). Rye is quite minimal sadly. Overall, nice but not much farmhouse character.
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very carbonated upon opening. Not my cup of tea…. Muddy and murky dark brown with 3-4 fingers of foamy head. Does not quickly fade. Nose smells like a homebrew, muddled and rustic malt notes with some dark fruit and plum. Rye malt is really showing big in here with some oxidized and bready notes. Medium light bodied with an earthy finish.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks hackobock! Hazy amber, rich head. Marzipan and sugar up front. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Bready with notes of pepper and sugar. Low bitterness.
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz draft at GBD. Poured a thin, semi-translucent, but still dark, almost black, perhaps like a mahogany color. Aroma was light rye, some light dark cherries, coffee notes. Some funky notes, fruity character comes through a bit. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Light roast and chocolate malts. Deep jet brown with a beige head. Light roast me some chocolate notes. Some Belgian yeasty fruit notes and some soy like tartness.
UXO (670) - CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy deep amber with three fat fingers of pillowy beige head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, black pepper, dark chocolate, wood, stone fruit, horseblanket. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish. (4/5)
Well, it’s different - and different is always good. I’ve literally never had - or even heard of - a rye saison before. I can see the rye and saison characters, but the interesting thing is, together they almost come across as a dubbel. It’s one heck of an interesting beer: sweet, deep and complex, with just a little sour funk. Hellishly difficult to pour, though! (15/20)
Barreras (1167) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber color with a dark fruit aroma. Taste of rye, caramel, and a small cherry flavor. The rye taste overwhelmed this beer which made it dry and crisp. Minimal aftertaste and sweetness throughout.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Nice deep amber-brown, a bit shiny, with a tan head. Aroma of fruits, spiciness, malt, a bit of licorice and spicy rye. Sweetish flavor, fruity, malty, with caramel, spice, licorice and an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.
60minuteman (991) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and toasted malts, rye, bread, barley, very wholesome beer. Nice finish. Dry, medium carbonation, some alcohol detection. Not bad.
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque purplish brown pour. Very nice beer. Definitely get the rye but some cherry and other fruits in it as well. Smooth, not too boozy. Just a nice beer. Would love to have it again if I could find it.