bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Clear bronze with thin white head and nice lacing lines. Fairly unique color.
Aroma of spicy rye, light chocolate and dark fruit, and a slight nuttiness.
Light chocolate and toasted malts, with some dark fruit and a nice spicy twang from the rye.
Relatively low carbonation, light body but also quite smooth and "English". Slightly dry finish but not a typical dry finish due to the rye.
Ridiculously drinkable for a Winter seasonal. I don’t have much experience with Milds, but I prefer this one over the few others I have tried.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A - Deep amber caramel color with an average sized, off-white creamy and foamy head. A little lacing left.
S - Grainy, caramel, and toffee malt and rye mixed with a peppery spiciness.
T - A lot of malty flavors that follow the nose. Taste a lot like a spiced rye bread. Has a slight zing to it with a hint of lemon and apple. Lots of spices. Moderate floral hops present as well.
M - Medium to light body with decent carbonation. Crisp and fairly smooth. A little light for the flavors but not bad.
D - Fairly easy to drink. Spices and rye might get a little much after a few but it goes down smooth and is a lot like drinking a bread.
Notes: Pretty good beer that is very bread like and definitely is a rye beer. Spices worked quite well and really compliment the wintery feel of this beer.
thedm (6142) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a head of finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing t hat was very pretty to look at. The deep aroma was musty and mild spice. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of vanilla spices and malt. A wonderful best in class brew. beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pours a darker dull brown amber with a thin bubbly white sudsy head. Smells like an ESB, wet grains, spicy toasted malts, caramel, light floral hop bite. This stuff is very mellow, a rye ESB, softly spicy, softly malty, softly bitter, slightly chewy and bready, light floral hops. Medium/light bodied with sharp carbonation.A really nice balance for very drinkable beer. I really need to find more of this...can’t seem to find this in this area very easy. Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Creay head that had nice retention, off white/tan. Nice rasion aroma with a slight malt backing. Very soft medium body beer. Malt forward, slight malt sweetness with a hint of caramel. Excellent beer. Nice mild winter seasonal.
shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Bready malt and dried fruit aroma. Amber color with minimal head. Slightly sweet dried fruit initially followed by a moderately strong rye bread malt flavor. Nicely blended. Love the rye flavor that comes out in this - a great beer. jpburgh213 (11) - saratoga springs, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Nice dark mahagony color with a bready malt flavor. Nice heavy feeling on your tounge. Perfect description, its a mild winter beer. Great sessionability. Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Tasted in a snifter, small amount poured.
Caramel prominently, with hints of Roasted malts
Deep amber with a vanilla colored head that dissipates relatively fast, especially for being in a tulip.
Caramel flavors with hints of Rye. A nice Roasty finish. a swish brings out a very Creamy mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cymbaliner (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
Nothing too fancy here. Solid, very drinkable, and strong enough. The rye adds a nice touch. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a clear amber body with white head. Lots of caramel malt on this, along with plenty of spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with rye spice. A good winter ale.