esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Clear amber with a slowly fading medium beige head. Aroma of rye, grains and caramel. Taste of rye, mild caramel, noble hops. Not very sweet with a fizzy mouth feel and a very mild bitter finish. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
(12oz bottle) clear light amber, creamy tan head. Nose of caramel, sugar, cracker. Taste of cream, sweet grain, orange and cracker. Creamy body with a bitter linger. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt and rye. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, frothy, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, rye, sourdough, pretzel, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, rye, and sourdough finish is slightly dry. mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2011
deep amber with a red tint and a thick cream head. nose is citrus, rye, malts, very grainy. very smooth on the palate, citrus and pine are the first flavors, backed by the rye and a grainy finish. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
bottle at dak’s 1/19/11.
clear orange gold. no head.
faint aroma of pine, orange, caramel, toast, spice and lastly, minty rye. it is mild but it is there when the brew finally warms.
the flavor is the same... just kinda meh. minty spice and light bitterness show up in the finish. 5/3/6/3/13
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
draft at Coles, lighter amber pour. roasty aroma with caramel sweetness. Citrusy bitterness in the flavor. Lime, lemon, & Pine mainly. Nice flavor here. Pretty good rocbyter (2118) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Sweet and sharp rye and malt aroma. Clear orange color with a medium white head. Sweet flavor throughout with a strong bitterness in the middle. iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle. Poured a copper orange with a light tan head. Spicy nose of fruits and rye. Flavor begins with strong noble hops and warms to rye malts and spices. Most of the brew stays bittersweet and dries a little at the finish. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2011
THOUGHTS: Very nice and fairly different. Nice balance. Hops have a little bit of an odd, off-putting, slightly metallic finish. I prefer rye as something to smooth out an existing style that doesn’t normally use rye, instead of using it as the main star in a beer with no particular style other than just existing to showcase the rye.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with an average, ream-colored head that mostly diminished, but kept a thin sheet and left good lacing. The aroma was fairly weak, but had moderate to heavy roasted and toasted malts, caramel and rye; and moderate pine, resin and citrus hops. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, slightly acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was caramel, roasted and toasted malt, citrus, pin and resin hops, metallic hops , rye and spices. The medium body was a little syrupy with sort of soft carbonation and a metallic finish. JDBaker11058 (2153) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Appearance: light copper, with a thick, two-finger off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma: toasty malts and warm rye bread, with notes of good spicy heat and a generous bit of fruit: cherries in light syrup and even some citrus. Taste: as the aroma indicated, with sweet and toasty malts over peppery rye spice and tart fruit notes; there are some slightly hoppy notes of pine and citrus. Finish: smooth, chewy, with sweet malts slowly giving way to a last gasp from the spice. Notes: Sweet, spicy, fruity, toasty, crisp, and drinkable. Wonderfully flavored, wonderfully balanced. Liked this a ton. Very much like a rye lager meets a watered down barleywine, but in a very good way.