Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-29-13-
Poured from Bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a big fizzy white head. The head fades quite fast leaving some nice leaves of spider web lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy nature mixed with some caramel sweetness. While shouted as a rye, there is not much of a rye in the grain smell instead it is mainly of a wheat and corn grain like smell. Even though not much rye is present in the nose, the aroma is overall still rather decent.
Taste – The taste begins with a grainy and bready flavor mixed with a caramel sweetness. A little bit of a corn like sweet taste comes to the tongue more toward the middle with the graininess losing a bit of ground and becoming beadier as the flavor advances. While grains were present from the start, like the nose would have suggested it was more of a wheat like nature. Some light rye flavors do develop more toward the end however, replacing a bit of the grainy wheat flavors that were lost from the start. These light rye tastes bring with them a light earthy hop as well as some spiciness. In the end, the mix of flavors leaves an overall with rather corn and caramel sweet and lightly grainy bready taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the very average side. Both are rather appropriate for the grainy, very lightly spiced and hopped, and sweet flavors of the beer and create a easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – While a little lacking on the rye characteristics, the brew is rather decent and quite easy drinking. OK, but nothing too exceptional.
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
341 ml - This captured the spirit of the style. Good malt with lots of spice. Entry level rye. ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Don't get much aroma from this, maybe a little rye smell, but only very faint. The taste is mild and kind of bland.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Thanks again to “cheap” in fact he is the only other rating on this beer. I agree with cheap, this brew does have more personality than their other brews (which do taste very similar to one another). But, typical light bodied, smooth, not very hoppy, and not quite that bit of a rye brew either, but tasty and drinkable. cheap (5912) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Probably one of the labatt beers with more personality. My experince with labatt is that of a fairly smooth drinkin beer. this one tries to come off like that at first but then with each slug a medium short bitterness sets in. Good amount of co2. Yez, it tries to build to something like a stronger rye beer but never really quite gets to that IPA impact which is so common in many stronger rye beers. Never goes over the top. If I was to give this a alky value by taste, it might be about 5.8%. After a while I notice a slight volatile metallic aroma in the glass. Not bad overall for a lager lover.