RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
To celebrate the 375th anniversary of Maryland’s founding at St Mary’s City, Brewers Alley offers you a ’taste of the colony’ with our 1634 Ale. Crafted with molasses, malted rye and malted wheat, then adding caraway spice for flavor, we hope to evoke the rustic flavor of beer enjoyed by Lord Baltimore’s adventurers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at the Monocacy Brewery tour. Small sample glass, yellow-ish brown color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, light fruit with notes of caramel, molasses and some spices. Taste adds some nuttiness and some hops. Light body with dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lavaaaron (18) - - MAY 13, 2017
I love rye and caraway, it's part of being Polish. This beer delivered on those fronts and the molasses balanced out the flavors so that you get a little of the dry bite of the rye but the smooth sweetness of the molasses. I had this on draft at the brewery and then bought a six pack of bottles. The draft was much better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose is sweet, citrus, spicy. Taste is malts, grains, spices. Thin texture. Okay. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8640) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Certainly lots of caraway here. Some hint of rye. Not bad, and easy to drink. Light sweet finish. Pours brown with OK head. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Rye bread nose. Hazy rust, thin yellow head. Strong caraway seed. Light body, moderate carbonation, mildly astringent. Overly done with caraway, but interesting. I’d like to see more beers with caraway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Very big pumpernickel head and taste from the caraway. Bready and yeasty with little alcohol and too thin to hold it all in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (949) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Copper pour with tan head. Ale yeast and rye aroma. Taste is caraway and rye with some caramel maltyness. Light bittering offsets any sweetness. Like drinking rye bread, need some pastrami with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (2061) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at Brewers Alley. Pours amber color with off white head. Toasted malt aroma with molasses and rye spiciness. Flavor starts carmel malt with molasses followed by rye spiciness and caraway finish. This is the most rye I’ve tasted in a beer. Very interesting. Glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear kind of darker amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Leaves pretty good, thicker lace. Really nice, interesting flavor profile. Molasses works pretty nicely with the rye, makes for a very unique, kind of candy-like flavor... without being sweet, though. Moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet. Pretty cool. A little bit of dark fruit aromas, some honey, crackers (graham crackers?). Lighter body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. A little mild overall, but this is pretty solid, interesting, tasty stuff. Impressive in how unusual yet well-rounded it is. Would be cool to see them amp this up a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6099) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown coloured body with a slight haze and a nice three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of molasses, caramelised sugars, toasted malt and a bit of grain and cereal. Medium-bodied; Dense malty flavour shows first with a rich earthiness, some metal and quite a bit of molasses and deep sweetness. Aftertaste shows a nice robust richness with the earthy malt front and centre and then the sweetness from molasses and some toast at the end. Overall, a nice offering - not amazing, but a solid beer with a good profile. I sampled this growler on draught from Brewer’s Alley in Frederick, Maryland on 13-November-2013 - Thanks Ed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly reddish copper color with a thin whitish head that falls quickly. A very mild aroma of a sweet molassas.Taste is sweet malts and molasses, and rye grains. Smooth and slightly creamy with a small bitterness shows in the finish. A medium body, and very smooth with very little carbonation and a clean finish.

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