arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2005
On tap at Nashville brewpub. I liked it. Golden honey warmth with "heart of ’Merica" grain flavors like a mild maibock: corn and rye all over the place. Finish was mild and soft, but displayed subtle honey flavors. Almost clear golden yellow in the glass, with fully diminishing white head that didn’t produce much lacing at all, no matter how hard I tried to make it. Smell was vaguely of honey, but not much in the nose. While this was my favorite of the ones they had on tap this time around, it’s still not more than a session. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Hazy straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, honey. Watery light body. Very mellow beer, with little in the way of distinguishing characteristics, but nevertheless would make a decent session beer based on its drinkability. Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Very light colored - maybe like pear juice. No head. Definate honey aroma, but not much rye. Clean and crisp, with some very tasty pear and apple note mixed with the honey flavors. Some of the rye becomes apparent in the finish. Very refreshing. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle conditioned 22-oz bomber at Boscos Nashville. Pours hazy and murky orange with yellow hints and a miniscule white head. Floral hop aroma with a honey-wheat nose, some floating rye as well. Sweet rye and wheat flavor with a honey and citrus hop bite. Medium bodied and creamy, spicy palate. ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2005
I’m having to rate this from memory since I didn’t have a notepad with me. Poured a pale yellow. Light bodied. Balanced malt and hop character. Not bad, but not awesome either.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Poured a pale yellow with a small white head. Very little aroma.. Flavor was a bit of malt and some bitterness but little hop profile. light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very refreshing beer but nothing special. dragonjeep (2) - USA - DEC 7, 2004 does not count
There is a reason the staff at Boscos calls this beer "devil water". I generally do not like light color/body beers, but Ray’s Honey Rye breaks the norm. This beer has a great smooth flavor. The honey ferments out giving it a nice dry flavor with a great finish. Kind of like a "Bit o’ Honey" candy.