crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Generic rye ale, it was decent. It wasn’t really spicy or robust, just kind of flat.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy, amber-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bready, lightly sweetened caramels with a light piney citrus and a hint of rye spice. Flavor is similar. Bready with a light caramel sweetness up front with a nice hop balance. A good amount of pines and a light rye spice help in drying this out and increase in flavor towards the end as this finishes with a moderate bitterness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and carbonation. Overall, a tasty and straightforward beer. Well balanced and easy drinking.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at mickey fins. Pours a dark brown with a big long lasting nitro head. Notes of milk chocolate, coffee, light roast, some nice rye character, and caramel. Very smooth. Creamy. Easy drinkin.
tmoreau (4164) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at AleFest Chicago. Poured a clear amber/orange with an average off white head, and sticky lacing. The aroma presented some caramel malt and some spicy dryness courtesy of the rye and hops. The flavor added to these a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, some peppery dryness in the finish, and very sessionable.
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at NotLA. Dry hop aroma; not my favorite. Dark copper body with an off-white head and some lace. Has flavor. Has the rye thing going on. Some off flavors. not bad, but not good. A little cloying.
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper in color under a tan skin. Diacetyl shows some offense in the aroma, yet floralized hopping saves the day with an additional dash of pepper. Smooth, full and dry. Rye bitterness is prominent in the flavor, yet sweet malts truly strive to compete and balance. Highly enjoyable... I must be a pirate! (Yar!)
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Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites at NotLA III. It’s a clear amber drink with a modest head that has a peppery, hoppy, spicy aroma atop a caramel base. The flavor has a sweet malty backbone that well supports peppery spices and an earthy bitterness. A satisfying sessionable ale to be sure.
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redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like rye beers and this is a good example. Clear red color with a small head. The spicy rye compliments the hops in aroma and taste, giving this a mellow boost. A very tasty beer.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mickey Finn’s brewpub, Libertyville, IL. Clear red amber having a small diminishing head. No discernable carbonation. Nice spicy malt aroma. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt, spice and caramel flavors. Finishes dry with light nutty malt aftertaste. Went very well with my fish and chips. A very good drinkable session beer.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Night of the Living Ales!): hazy copper – resiny effervescence within the aroma along with whole hop flowers and sweet pollen. Fresh grass in a long mountain valley comes to mind as I sip this smooth, clean brew that has a sweet floral quality and at times perfumey complexity balanced with a crisp hop flavour and bits of rock candy. The grain is more of an afterthought, but does add some depth to the finish and in the end satisfies.