sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Tasted 10/8/09. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a deep amber hue. Off white layer of head. Aromas of caramel and bready malts. Slight subtle peppery note. Medium bodied with smooth malts and a good flavor. Pleasant bitterness. Hits the palate well. Nice rye flavors with a peppery flavor and a tangy finish. Well done. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle shared by Eugene, thanks man! Pours an amber body with an off white head. Rye, malty, a bit bread y with poppy seeds, toasted rye bread and a light cherry note. Decent brew. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of leafy hops, toasted and sweet malt, peach. Flavor very malty with some metallic notes and hop notes that are just harsh to me, nothing more, nothing less. Medium-bodied, I’d like a little more heft from the malt. Underwhelmed. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Draft at The Porter. Pours bright copper-orange with a thin off-white head. The aroma is malty and toasty with subtle noble hops. The flavor is malty and bready/toasty with a well-balanced mix of malt sweetness and a light spiciness - likely from rye and from noble hops. The finish is malty with a very pleasant balancing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth with a soft carbonation. Overall, this beer is a great Oktoberfest beer. Great balance and very drinkable. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours bright clear amber with thin beige head. Didn’t read the description on the bottle beyond "Rye Lager," but kept thinking a) it looked like a marzen, and b) it tasted like a marzen brewed with rye. Refreshing. Definitely a hoppy and spicy take on the style, and really pretty good for an Oktoberfest. I guess it’s like putting lipstick on a pig, but sometimes the pig gives you that "come hither" look, and with a little lipstick, a tutu, some nitrous oxide, and leather chaps, that pig will do just fine for the night. Just fine...
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2009
(bottle) Clear copper pour with a white head that retains and leaves some lacing. Aroma is a little skunky and spicy at first (like a saison, oddly enough), but with further warming it turns toasty and lightly hoppy with citrus scents that bounce in and out of perception. The flavor begins with a good sweet caramel backbone that transitions to some grassy hops and a lingering bready and spicy rye finish. The mouthfeel is just perfect as it’s very smooth and full, which makes this beer incredibly drinkable. This beer really exceeded my expectations. Well done Great Divide, I’ll have to buy a six pack now. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Copper. Off white head. Toasted bready malt, mildly spicy and grainy rye, grassy and bitter hops. Clean, dry finish. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Easy to drink. Definitely sessionable, but the 6.2% could start to creep up on you. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12oz., bottling date 8/24/09. Malty, toasty, nutty and spicy aroma, faintly herbal and sweet with notes of caramel, mild tobacco, rye and fresh bread. Clear, bright, medium amber color, head is subsiding. Flavor profile is predominantly malty and sweet, but nicely underscored by the grainy, spicy rye character, along with suggestions of caramel, brown sugar, and grassy, mildly bitter hops. Crisp and smooth on the palate with a medium body. Very nice example of the style. monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Clear orange copper with a small white head. Aroma is bready and toffee malt, some light spice, and some floral hops. The flavor is very tasty malt with a bit of spice and a crisp, slightly bitter finish. Pretty good. adrian910ss (2594) - Doylestown, PA, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Pours a coppery orange vistalite with a medium off white head. Aroma of rye, malts and faint nuts. Taste of crisp malts, rye and earth. Hint of spice detected.