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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted specifically for the return of spring, Ways & Means will be a full bodied ASB. It will be complex and hoppy with a spicy, peppery character, which comes from a generous addition of rye malt. This golden-amber ale is also remarkably low in alcohol, at only 4.5%, making it extremely crisp and thirst-quenching for the transition of spring into the summer season. This ASB will have pleasant bitterness, with 55 International Bitterness Units (IBU), making it smooth and refreshing.

Ways & Means will be brewed with a blend of specialty malts and rye, including North American Pilsner malt, Rye malt, Golden Naked Oats and Crystal malt. It will also contain both Liberty and Centennial hops. The combinations make for a luscious malty and hoppy aroma. Ways & Means finishes with the typical clean and refreshing character for which Port Citys beers are known, and it is bound to be an overall crowd-pleaser.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2531) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a hazy orange with an inch of beige head. Aroma is lemon peel, floral hops, rye. Flavor is citrus peel, heavy rye, pepper. Really not bad - has a lot of flavor in the back end which so many session IPAs lack.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (418) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours slightly hazy light amber, good sized white head. Aroma starts peppery, spicy,hints of hoppy citrus and pine. Taste is malty, some rye bread, which fits in well with the bitterness. Hippy fruitiness is subdued. Lots of complexity for a session IPA. Mouthful is medium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruths place after GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, grapes, some citrus. Fruity hop flavor, floral, rye bread, some grapes. Flawless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (22450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle 5 at cropredy 2016... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft dry herbal orange fruit nose.. Dry bitter herbal fruit

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14680) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle shared @ ChrisO after GBBF Day 2. Clear yellow golden color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is lightly malts, some grains, lightly hops. Taste malts, some grains, lightly hops, quite bitter, malt bitter and hop bitter combined. Decent body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18100) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy dark golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of mild bitter hops, citrus, zest. Taste of fruity mild bitter hops, citrus and zest.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: rye, citrus, spicy Appearance: slightly hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5343) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Pours clear golden amber with a nice thick pale buff head. Aroma delivers yeasty, woody hop, rye, spicy, and shy fruity notes. Flavor features yeasty, hoppy, fruity, rye, woody and subtle spice tones for a refreshing and pleasing drink. Mouthfeel presents good body and fair fizz. If you have the ways and means, grab a bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (587) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 6, 2016
At port city. Lighter aroma and color for a rye. Malty taste and aroma. Drinkable and lower abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4381) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Darker golden body, medium sized off-white head, and soapy lacing. Gentle florals and citrus, light wafer cracker, and some pine. Medium to light bodied, moderate to lively carbonation, soft bitterness, fairly dry, muted finish.


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