60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Smell of malt, hop, cinnamon, delightful. A very clean and attractive cloudy amber color. Cool plaid can. Sharp and bitter taste. Very hoppy, could probably be labeled as a pale ale. THIS is a September/October seasonal. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Really surprised by the low ratings of this. Crimson colored hue with a rocky eggshell head. Pretty damn complex with citrus, caramel, oak, honey, spice, tangerine zest, mango, papaya, and a touch of ginger. Whew! That was a lot. Somehow, it comes together. Enjoyed it. MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Single can from Julio’s. Re-packaged as "Hayride Spiced Rye Ale". Pours out a murky amber with a thick frothy light tan head. Good lacing. Pleasant herbal-spice aromas. Flavor profile is very good. Peppery rye, piney hops, ginger spice, vanilla, caramel malts are all well balanced. Short bittersweet spicy finish. Reminds me of a light bodied Arrogant Bastard or a Belgian amber. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
12oz can @ Duckfat: This one pours a cloudy, amber color. There was a large frothy tan head on it. Almost no lacing. It has a nice nose. Spice, pine and rye notes. The taste is very good. Rye, spice, hint of pine. Perhaps a touch of orange and ginger. A touch bitter. Very Nice! JStax (7125) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can thanks to lukaduke. Love the can. Pours a semi-hazy amber color with a a large, velvety head of beige foam. Very good retention. The aroma has a good bit of rye influence with a nice citrusy hop profile. Taste has a fruity sweetness with a nice orange peel bitterness riding atop a mellow oaky note. Bitter on the back of the tongue.
mcox90 (2119) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy rusty orange with a lot of suspended particles/bubbles. One finger beige head with a bit of lace. Rich malty aroma with a hint of spice and a whiff of hops. Sweet flavor damped by rye with subtle hints of wood and tropical fruit. Some hop/pine bitterness with a full palate and a semi bitter finish. Lots of sub 3 ratings, but I loved it . Will be looking for it again. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark red/brown colored body and leaves a three finger white foamy head that must last at least two and a half minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. There is some nice minimal spider web lacing here and there.
The smell has some rye up front with a fair amount of malts combined evenly with the hops.
The taste is basically the same leaving a slight dry aftertaste.
The palate has a light to medium body and leaves a great feel on my tongue (nothing harsh, just right).
Overall, this is another great beer by Baxter that I would definitely have again. malrubius (2983) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Clear amber with lasting head and lace. Mild herb and spice aroma. Toasted caramel malts with some ripe peachy fruit and spicy herbal complex finish. Medium body. Nice soft creamy texture. Much better than expected since I’m not a fan of spiced beers. Good. johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Can from Bert’s
Fairly clear reddish amber color with a frothy off white head. Peppery spicy bready aromas with hints of brown sugar. Lots more malt in the flavor; big caramel and brown sugar with hints of chocolate. Peppery spicy pine cuts through the sweetness quite well. Lingering light ginger and drying wood tannin long after each sip. Its a bit different, and beats the hell out of any pumpkin based autumn ale. Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #188. 12 ounce can from Whole Foods Portland, ME. Hazy brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, mild rye, oak and citrus. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, rye finish, a bit of oak. Medium bodied.