Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2017 Slepkov (46) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUL 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shockingly good. A deep rusted red, perfectly clear ale with a strong aroma of toffee and coffee. The flavor is deep but not complex, large amounts of hops (cascade?) promise bitterness that is absent but not missed, in this case. This is followed by a dirty earthiness. Terrific and filthy. I wish I had access to more!
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a dark red to brown color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a good pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some good caramel/toffee notes, toast, dried apples, and some sweet and spicy rye follow into some earthy, woody and leather-like qualities.
The flavor blended the spicy to the sweet fully and lead into the aftertaste and finish pretty nice.
The palate was just a tad under medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Sturdy carbonation and the ABV felt good.
Overall, pretty nice rye beer enthusiastically bringing everything together nicely. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a brownish red color with a faint off white head. Malty sweetness with nice hops on the nose. Sweet malt tones of caramel and dried fruit with some earthy tones. The hops show up somewhat through in the middle with the spice flavor pushing through. Medium body with some creaminess, and carbonation that was fairly low. 60minuteman (1686) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Lemon and grain scent. What a type like this should smell like. Nice. Taste is oats, wheat, other grains. Thin body and mild carbonation. robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2012
12oz bottle poured a light brown but very over carbonated with a huge head. Aromas of malts and some cereal and very grainy. Flavor is avery bit sweet and malty. Body is medium light and fizzy. Finish is weak Leafs93 (2297) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, rye and a little medicinal. Taste is sweet with herbal tartness. Medium mouth feel with a Slick texture. A little to medicinal for my liking.
odinstyr (794) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pours a clear red with a light tan head. Smells of roasty bread. Taste is a hint of sunflower seed, almost nutty - i guess from the rye - slightly sweet, without a strong hop presence. Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, malty. Flavor is sweet caramel, malts. Ok. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Interesting take on a farmohouse beer being a little darker and having more body than usual, although it wasnt very impressive. blutt59 (6563) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to machfive55 in trade, red amber color with thick white foam, aroma is grainy wheat, flavor is bright red wheat, Belgian yeast, frothy carbonated finish sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is malty, rye. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty cereal, a little yeasty, with a hint of rye. Interesting.