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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
Shell’s Emerald Rye is an assertively hopped lager that features the uniquely fruity Emerald hop, while a touch of rye provides a layer of spicy complexity to a toasty malt foundation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5373) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Copper color with a medium color. Light berry fruit aroma with some grain. Bready and toasty flavor. Light spiciness.

JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2016
Copper with a light patina color. Taller, aged paper colored head with nice lace. Big fresh hops aromas, pure Spire B scents. Underneath lies some spicy rye hints. Initial sweet and spice hit the palate. Hints of licorice and pine. Slick light oily feel. Finishes with the rye bread and hit of herbal hops. This is one of those brews that makes me think. I like the components, but there are times I think they work and others I’m not so sure. I could definitely sit by a fire and have a few of these and try to sort out my thoughts. 8/12

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Best by 16SEP13 Amber lager with a sheet of creamy foam atop a brilliantly clarified beer. Smells primarily of malt, then some corn and flour tortilla and a touch of fruity hops. Flavor is all malt, some grass, some hay, some tea. The flavor profile seems really german in the hop character, with a hint of spice and raw grassiness. Medium on full for the style with a moderate carb and a wet finish. Nice beer, I am seriously on the fence for this one. On the one hand I feel like: "well, I would drink this." on the other I say, "I can’t quite get my finger on this, so I’m uncertain of my feelings on this..." Hmmm, totally torn on this one.

esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Slightly hazed amber with a thin tan topper. Aroma is herbal and noble with strong rye. Easy drinking brew packs a lot of rye with pale malts and semi-noble hops and a clean boring finish.

MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s stickiest floor tasting. Pours an amber, clear beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is grainy, caramel and toffee. Flavor is quite thin and sweet. Not too special, decent brew, nothing more, nothing less.

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ dean. Aroma is faint malt. Flavour is bitter of rye, some liquorice, bit of caramel. Okay.

kermis (14957) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared at THT. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation

jmgreenuk (10330) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle at Deano’s monthly tasting, September. Poured a clear chesnut brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is malty. The flavour is medium bitter with a truly awful bitter finish. One to avoid.

Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ Tasting. Clear amber color, small white head. Smell malts and grains. Taste malts, rye and grains and a bit yeasty. Average body and carbonation. Hmm average at best.

Zer0 (1227) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma is not really there. Some malts. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Long bitter dry finish. Medium body with soft carbonation.

sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and the rye. Medium body, flavour of sweet malt, dry, bitter finish.

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