fidelis83 (2137) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy yellow-beige head. Aroma is loaded with fruity stone fruit and berry notes, dry roasted nuts and spicy hops. Flavor is nutty stone fruity up front followed by husky grain, roast, dark chocolate, burnt sugar and bready notes, pine, spicy hops and sharp fruity esters to the finish. Medium body, fairly dry throughout and lightly carbonated. Pretty good overall, lots of stuff going on here, but it doesn’t really fit together that well.
hackobock (2120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 25, 2015. Bottle.
ight hazy amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty with toffee, spicy rye notes, slight almond and grass. Taste is medium sweet caramel, spicy rye, slight grassy bitter with a sweet, spicy and slight earthy finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Garrold (2362) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, dark amber. Dense, lasting, lacing, light beige head. Nearly as good looking as Morris. Aroma has dried fruit. Caramel. Chewy toffee. Bit of a spicy, grassy hop tang. Taste is light bitter. Some dried fruit sweetness. Palate is soft, massaging, and beautifully light. Finishes light dry, light bitter, with a tad of fruity sweetness. Very drinkable.
rosenbergh (8316) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Courtesy of Timo A.
Clear amber brown colour with a small frothy light tan head.
Desert wine, dark fruits, fruits, sweetness and toffee in the aroma.
Prunes, dark fruits, mild bitterness, mild chocolate and dark malt in the flavour.
Too fizzy. Messy.
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olio (7367) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear dark copper color with a medium sized head, quite lively. Ashy, toffee and hay on the nose, caramel, maybe some faint rye. Caramel malt flavor, plums, some bread notes, some chocolate on the aftertaste. A bit too strong carbonation, some old hop feel to it also.
Sarlacc83 (1227) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery.
A: Cloudy mahogany color, creme head.
N: Toffee, bark, toast, ample amount of nuttiness - almonds and walnuts in particular, peppercorn, and rye bread.
T: Sweeter and maltier side of things; lightly bitter, hint spicy.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, no alcohol presence.
O: Solid - the rye is a smart addition here and this is my favorite of the year-rounds.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2888) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pyrus in Itaewon. Upright 6 on tap at Pyrus. 12,000 won for a smallish pour in a tulip. This Rye Saison pours a deep black with a thick creamy beige head. Served cold do a mild spicy nose. The taste is tangy tart earthy spicy rye - very smooth.
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Dark Amber colour, aroma is black treacle and spice. Taste is great, rye, grainy, little bit of treacle again, molasses.
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours brown with red hues. Aroma is very estery, peppery, spices, raisin. Taste is med bodied, med carbonation, very Belgian estery. Overall good but nothing impressive.
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Tap at alibi. Pours brown limited head lots lacing. Nose is quiet. Flavours are prunes, some light chocolate, maybe some lemon. Taste light sweet cry light bitter and touch sour but not much. Light body with medium carbonation.
stoutnick (700) - 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.