beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap in Newport. Dark brown with an off white top. Scent is rye. Taste is caramel, rye with a bitter finish. KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
If I could give 10 points for appearance, this would get it. Lovely deep red/brown. Pronounced rye character, quite similar to an oaked altbier. Wood-like finish. Pleasant, balanced, very drinkable. (On tap at Crowbar, Oslo) DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful hazy amber with a red-orange hue and a thick, lasting beige head that leaves sheets and sheets of lace all the way down the glass. Initial aroma is actually a little stinky, then more bready grain and lightly spicy citrus. The palate showcases the spiciness of rye malt perhaps better than any other rye beer I’ve had; really lovely malt profile, smooth, with just the faintest smokiness, and a light kiss of hops. Paired perfectly with our spicy dinner of pho. superspak (6204) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle date, but a late 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big spicy rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, smoke, light roast, pepper, clove, light citrus, floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice, pleasant, and unique aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with moderate hops; with solid strength. Taste of spicy rye, toast, brown bread, caramel, smoke, light roast, light clove, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with good malt complexity and robustness; nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Roggenbier! Nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. Never had this style before, but this was very enjoyable. daje (4548) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
Tap at Schouskjelleren, february 22nd 2013. Dark red bodied with a low beige head. Aroma of rye, vanilla, pepper. Taste keeps the vanilla and rye flavours and adds a tad fruityness with a refreshing peach bite and a nice bitterness to keep it company. Good :)
cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours as thick as a loaf of rye bead. Awesome. Deep burnt caramel colour. Nice lacing. Aromas of smoke and bread. Very similar flavours. Nice thick and smooth palate. Very smooth and drinkable. Nice. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at NHC. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights, tannish head. Nose is smokey with caramel and moderate esters, low phenol notes. Cloves and fruit with the smoke. on tasting, surprising level of smoke. Toasty malts, mid caramel and clean, though does have that weizen yeast profile. Cool beer. Patrickctenchi (6806) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma is rye, caramel, toast.
Flavour is surprisingly smoky, rye malt, apple peel, dark caramel.
Nice beer.... gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Great looking. Thick dark tan head. Lots of rye. Strong bread flavor. Very grainy beer. Beerhunter111 (23263) - Beerland, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Roggenmalz, röstig, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, Roggenmalz, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht würzig.