beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This rye beer pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with some spiciness. A medium bodied rye beer. The malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of rye. The hops are herbal. Mild carbonation. A little mild tasting for a rye ale. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at brewpub, pours a hazy orance color with white head and some lacing, has some aroma of hay and grass, has a sweet flavor with a hint of hops, not my favorite but not bad. blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap, cloudy amber pour with creamy foam, aroma of smokey rye and flavors of sweet caramel, some hops and lactic notes drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
draft at the brewpub. pours murky light brown with white head, nose rye and caramel, fl has big rye and spicy green hop notes, refreshing. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
On tap at the pub. Deep amber brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is mild with a spicy rye character and a flavor that is mild upfront with a nice rye bite and a light hoppy finish.
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a nice hazy red with a good head and good lace. The aroma is rye bread and nicely florl with some apple and spicy notes. The flavor is snappy spicy rye with a little roastyness, very dry with a moderate bitterness and some apple in the flavor as well. coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2010
On cask at brewpub. Pours golden-orange with minimal head. Aroma and flavor are strong with diacetyl/butterscotch. I can taste the spicy rye, which seems pretty good, but I can’t seem to get past the diacetyl. I was glad to be done with this one. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pours a mostly clear auburn with little head. What little bubbles do show up leave nice bits of lace inside the glass. Aroma is grainy, a little phenolic and a touch of tart dried fruits. Flavor is crisp, dry, moderate but crisp hop bitterness. Palate is medium-thin but lively with a dry, grainy aftertaste. One of the best of the Troll’s tap offerings on this particular day.
Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin white head. Some rye and hop aroma. Has a grainy, rye flavor, I think american hops too - citrusy, grassy. No whiskey flavor that some rye based ales have. Medium body. I like this one, and hope to have another. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Amber pour, thick off white head leaves a generous beige lacing. Cidery aroma with some citrus elements. Flavor dominated by a coarse whole grain character from the rye, a raw fruit pear-like element is a prominent supporting note. This is too much rye for my taste. Medium body, becomes smooth and warm on the palate in the course of drinking.