MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Translucent red-brown, lasting thin paper-white head. Nose is toasty, light pepper, rye is cedary. Flavor is toasty, bit of cereal and nut at mid and finish, joined by residuals. Throughout the rye is muted by the caramel, disappointing. Sticky thick body that coats mouth. Disappointing for a beer with rye. bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pours dark brown. White head. Aroma of caramel, malt, vanilla. Toffee flavor and caramel. Mild brown ale flavors. Medium body. Good solid beer deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
A - pours red brown with quickly dissipating fluffy head. Strong lacing.
S - very doughy yeasty aroma up front. Hints of leather and quiet spice.
M - light medium body, very creamy mf, lingering sourdough ending. Light alcohol warming.
T - bready yeasts up front. Leather, dried, toffee, light spices on the palate. Lingering bready yeasts.
O - pretty good drinkable winter ale, very bland, bready.
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18th December 2009jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear brown beer, modest white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Malty beer, slightly creamy but with a vague hint of smoke. Finishes softer but still dry. Fresh malty beer. Okay.
A solid offering, though I find it lacks that bit of "bite" that I like to get from a rye beer. Good mild beer as the name suggests.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a huge creamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was wood, nut and was fairly dry. The flavor was dry, woody, a bit roasty and nutty with a hint of smoke. Medium length dry wood, nut and smoke finish. Medium body. Eh. thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Pour is a murky looking brown with a average tan head. Aroma is some rye and grain but nothing really stands out. Flavor is again some rye and spice but overall kinda watery and bland. I didn’t get a lot of what others got off this beer. A watery brown ale more or less. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2009
On tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island. Though sampled on tap, this winter seasonal was enjoyed in the last week of July, so certainly not at it’s freshest...Attractive deep coppery pour with light tan head that quickly disappeared. Very minimal aroma: cereal and light malt. The flavor was light spicy rye grain, toffee, and touches of very, very light noble hops. Mouthfeel was pretty thin, just this side of insubstantial. Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
Brown with a low, but firm head. Nutty aroma - a bit of wood too, not much though. Very sweet to begin with, but the flavours are not very prominent. Roasted malts and caramel, not much else. jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Deep caramel color, off-white head. Aromas of roasted barley, malt, and prominent weedy hops. Warms without being too heavy. Pretty good, simple, well-balanced.