jimmack34 (647) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a rich amber with a generous fluffy white head. Smells malty with some grassy hops. Tastes very aggressive for a malt, a sharp and semi spicy malt presence with a balancing hop presence. Very good . tons of flavor and very drinkable. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2009 Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with good, foamy, beige head / Earthy, bready, brown sugar and spice nose / Light to medium body, some texture, with soft carbonation, good balance and dry, spicy finish / Mild, earthy flavors of rye, brown sugar, bread, and spice / Mild indeed, but lovely. Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Nice Christmas in a glass look -- rich and deeply red with a solid head. The aroma is bountiful, rife with robust malt and a hint of winter spice. But this drinks quite evenly, without abashedness, certainly sessionable for th Noel season. (#3774, 12/25/2009) badgerben (5330) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Copper color with a thin head. Big aroma of rye and caramel malts. Strong, spicy rye flavor. Plenty of dusty grains. Floral hop finish. Lovely. 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 (6319) - 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.