mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a cream head. nose is rye, sweet, and malty. easy on the palate, faint hops, rye, and light spices. emacgee (4680) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pours soft copper amber with a light haze and one finger of sandy tan head. Nose is bread and malt forward, light caramel and uncooked bread dough. Biscuity. Herbal. Extremely biscuity/bready flavor with a light malt sweetness and herbal hop feel. Light carbonation and medium body. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2 June 2012, bottle. Nose is definitely rye bread. Light brown and hazy. Thin/med body and a bit fizzy. Sweet rye malt. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone j12601 (12673) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Max at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a lightly hazed ruby amber with a medium sized off white head. Musky right away on the nose, soft yeast and wheat sweetness. Medium bodied, sweet and touches of caramel. Musky, a bit more light bitterness, touches of yeast. Easy drinking. J_man (1008) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Aromas of weeds and grass with a little bit of smoke and chocolate in the background. Fairly clear deep copper orange with an off-white head. Light honey and caramel sweetness followed by dry grassy notes, a slight sourness and a mellow toastiness. Bitterness seems mostly like a roasted husk type bitterness that sticks close to the tongue. Kind of like a brown ale (compares favorably with Sierra Nevada Tumbler) with a spicy dryness.
TimE (5953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2012
Very cloudy brown color, nice nose of rye with a moderate amount of acidity. The mouth has low hops, with a touch of rye spiciness and decent acidity. Very quaffable. Lingering rye notes in the end. Enjoyable. laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
65 cl bottle @ lusikka. Release #13, 5,6% ABV.lusikka (7814) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Aroma has resin, some fruity notes and bready malt. Flavour has resin, some bready malt, and distant berry notes. Weird stuff.
650 ml bottle.douglas88 (9421) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a small head. Aroma of biscuity malts, grass and chocolate. Flavour of biscuity malts, chocolate, berries, grassy hops, chocolate and some floral notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a finish of malts, some chocolate and bitterness. Good.
Bomber release number one. Pours a very cloudy bronze color with a medium white head. A sweet rye and grainy nose, the yeasts definitively add some hefe-like banana and fruit here. A nice earthy flavor; spicy rye, bready for sure, lemon and perhaps some ginger. Pretty nice and very drinkable. islay (2805) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Aroma features chocolate chip cookie and Tootsie Roll scents from the malts. Lemon rind. Fresh and yeasty smell. I’m not getting much in the way of spices that I expect from a rye beer. Pours a hazy, effervescent, medium brown with a moderate to large amount of long-lasting beige head. Produces good lacing, and has a good look to it overall. Milk chocolate and cookie flavors. It tastes like a straight-forward, but high quality, brown ale, except with a welcome dry hops – and perhaps rye spice – kick in the finish. Dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Lively, frothy, and silky in what amounts to a nice, though not special, palate. You know, it’s a pretty enjoyable brew, thought it’s not exactly my kind of beer stylistically, and it clashed with my expectations in appearance, aroma, and flavor. The point is, it wasn’t what I was expecting, but, hey, I liked it.