maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Oily-looking, hazy copper pour produces a steady ecru froth and seafoam lace. Attractive nose of sweet toasty malt, tart citric hops, oregano and parsley spiciness, and a touch of butter. It just keeps getting better… toasty malt and sharp lemony hops compliment the peppery rye flavor. Intense and perfectly balanced. Wow! Smooth, substantial mouthfeel, fruity finish, and a mild but deep bitter afterglow. Now this is beer, and probably the finest rye ale I’ve sampled. Very, very nice. StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Great aroma. The palate is nice but doesn’t linger. This is a great tasting beer with a very dry finish. A good session choice. My favorite beer so far from French Broad River Brewing Co. Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours hazy amber with nice head. Aroma was grassy but more on the floral/citrus side then pine. Taste followed. Had to double check this with an additional pint.
nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 650 ml. Clear copper-amber with a huge, sticky, Belgian-like head. Nutty, toasted whole grain aroma with a caramel undertone. Flavor is similar, with more caramel and the addition of peppery notes from the rye, light coffee roast, and some resin and citrus hop on the finish. Near-medium body has low, smooth carbonation and is very well balanced by a crispy, dry finish. One of my all time favorite session ales. blukarma (17) - Rocky Face, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Awesome Rye Ale. Amazing head and lacing. Nice bitter Ale taste with enough malt to make it nice.
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Hazy amber with modest, foamy beige head / Delicate, sour malt nose / Medium body, somewhat sour, very hoppy but with good malt balance and dry, bitter finish / Delicate, crisp flavors of sour malt, caramel, apple, cherries, chocolate, and spicy rye / Very nice with an appealing sour character.