lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Exceptional. Traditional malt-focused stylistic accuracy. Dry finish, slight earthy spiciness and malt sweetness. fresh, moderate hop aroma, and beautiful drinkability. Jack’s Abby is doing it fucking right. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Smells so soft and delicious like a spring morning and fruity yeast for sure. Pours golden orange with a white head. Tastes as full as a saison with the rye malt undertones being prevalent and blending so well with subtle sweet and spicy notes in a saison style. lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2012
Very interesting farmhouse ale, I guess due to the rye malt. Candy, yeast, and spicy notes. Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a fine, foamy head. Dry, graine bread and rye and pine in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, bready malts, grainy rye, piney bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. AirForceHops (7129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2012
Draft @ Sunset. Served in a tulip. Soft Co2. Thin white head with light lace. Nose is a pleasant, intoxicating amount of rye. Traces of malt. Awesome flavors of rye bread, malt and a mild spicy kick in the finish. Body feels but finishes clean and easy. Quick finish that only lingers slightly. Drinkablilty is real high. Ifyou like rye in your brew, you should enjoy this. I am pleased!
nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
50cl bottle pours a clear amber with some cloudy, eggshell head. Aroma is nice, grainy, malt, some yeast, a little brie rind, light herbal tea. Flavor is excellent, malty, lightly toasty, light cracker, a little cheese, rye, nutty, pencil shavings. Dry, toasty, slightly creamy finish. Really solid. thornecb (5876) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Sweet caramel and nut aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and malt upfront turning dry in the lasting pumpernickel bagel finish.davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2012 Total Score: 3.8
Tap. Pours gold into a shaker. White head recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and rye aromas. Medium balanced and slick with upfront caramel turning to a dry, lasting earthy pumpernickel finish.
Spring 2013 vintage, .5L bottle into a snifter glass.
A - Pours a dark red/burnt orange body. Not as hazy as the description led me to believe. Visible carbonation slowly rises from below. Two fingers of fluffy off white foam. Lasting and sticky lacing.
S - Its a sort of a spicy rye with a caramel malt/Belgian yeast finish . Just a touch of fruit and subtle skunked lager notes. Not particularly exciting, but its nice enough.
T - Clean Belgian yeast and caramel malts with a light spice and fruitiness. Hop bitterness is apparent on the end. Tasty and unique.
M - Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.
O - A pretty unique beer. I’m not too familiar with biere de gardes, but this does come off as Americanized saison with a nice rye spice and hoppy finish. Certainly worth a try. VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pour a hazy amber with a dense off white head. Good lacing and moderate head retention. Aromas of spices and yeast. Bread malts finish with a slight bitterness. Good beer! tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2012
Draft. Pours gold with a white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of rye bread, citrus hops, light sugar, lager yeast. Taste is spicy rye, moderate bitterness (citrus, floral), earth, light malt sweetness. Barely tastes like a lager. Palate is soft, creamy, moderately bitter finish. Good.