kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap in a snifter. Slightly hazy, copper/rust in color. Almost no head, with minimal, wispy lacing. Aroma is of rye malts, with some hops and faint alcohol in the background. Flavor is dominated by malts, with hops playing a supporting role--a bit sour and a bit bitter. Pleasant and warming. Traces of spice (clove), honey, and fruit (banana) are discernible as the beer warms more. They add a sweetness that complements the alcohol in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is lively, effervescent. In sum: A great beer that would especially to lovers of dunkelweizens.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Name: Red Rye Saison
Date: July 21, 2010
Appearance: burnt orange, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice blended spicyness from the rye and the phenols, balancing earthyness, light fruityness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
5SN rye saison.
Golden pour. Sting of sweet fruity malt. Flavor of spicy rye and bread dough. Leaves a peppery tingle on the tongue. Awesome.
5,4,10,5,14 ChainGangGuy (4905) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Appearance: A start-off tipple for the 5 Seasons North BeerBQ event. Hazed, chestnut-hued body topped with a bone white ring of fine fizz.
Smell: Bready and lightly sweetish in the nose with notes of zesty rye, hand-picked fruits, and a dusting of finely-grated spices.
Taste: A bread beginning with a simple sweetness akin to golden syrup followed by a big tastes of baked spiced apples and red berries. Fruitiness really begins to take over, then the breadiness returns, along with a piquant rye grain character and spicy yeastiness. A few drops of buckwheat honey. A pinch of coriander. Finishes lightly warming and with a faintly tart fruitiness and spiciness to linger into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: A tasty treat to start off a barbecue event or anything, really. Now, off to the ribs, wild boar, pulled organic chicken, beef brisket, and ensuing food coma! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet apple and pear aroma and taste with Belgian yeast notes throughout.