TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a nice clear amber color with off-white head. Spice, rye, caramel malt, roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little rye spice. Very nice. highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
Richly flavoured and highly satisfying rye ale. Likely the best rye ale from the handful I have come across. I could imagine drinking a lot of this if the price point in Australia was less punishing. Brown as Mississippi mud, hazy with a thick head. Ripe nose of summer fruits - strawberries, passionfruit, quince - on a bed of grains. Medium-bodied with restrained carbonation. Great bitterness, with some pine and mint in the finish. Spice, blackberries and a little alcoholic burn. Great drinking. Side note: I’ve read the blurb on the can three times I still can’t make sense of it. Makes BrewDog read like Shakespeare. (One pint can from Leura Cellars. BB: 27 March 2014) gripweed57 (3039) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
16 ounce can. Amber orange color. Big bubbly beige head. Rich grainy malt nose with a touch of earthiness and brown sugar. Sweet toasted malt flavor has an underlying bitterness. The grainy rye character makes for a spicy backdrop. Finishes malty with a nod to the complex hops that seem to be hidden below the surface. Mep3222 (1745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Malty, with some peppery flavors and aroma. Solid hop balance and finishes bitter with a bit if pepper. Good beer. Malt dominates. Slightly heavy but if in that mood would have again. Almost spicy. Nice winter beer.
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Pint can. Nose is partly dull, partly spritely, rye on caramel with light citrus and nice CTZ-style hops. Pours chestnut brown that’s darker and has a lot of red when in the glass, supports a large and dense rocky cream head (Orval-like lacing and cloud formations). Body is thin but not watery, very smooth and really creamy. Taste semi-dry with light but "there" bitterness, though just barely; basic American hops that are somewhat woody and dank, earthy, but not heavy on the citrus or pine. Clean and balanced throughout. Rye is more of an accent here but everything’s tailored to meet its needs, if that makes any sense. Surprised at how mild and drinkable, alcohol seems non-existence and the mouthfeel/body are straight cuddly. This is the twee answer to typically aggro posturing with rye beers; I am a fan!
drjay44 (3923) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
473 ml. can. BBD 27 MAR 2014. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head with attractive lacing, over a very slightly hazy medium amber (SRM 15) body....nose is rye cereal, hints of treacle from the malts, light pine, hints of citrus from the hops, minimal esters.....taste is malt dominant, slightly sweet, with rye spice tones, lighter hops with pine, resin, light citrus notes, finishing bitter, minimal esters.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, no astringency, light acid on finish. This particular can was 3 weeks beyond its BBD. Additionally it had not been refrigerated, as requested on the can. It is, those considered, a nice beer. The malts may have been a bit more dominant than when it is fresher, because hops do lose their subtle floral, and more complex citrus notes as they age. There were no pineapple or apricot notes indicative of quite elderly hops, so I think the beer is probably close to its natural aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7 Svesse (9124) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 7 March 2014) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty nose with notes of apricots, orange peel, rye bread and resin. Malty, spicy taste with citrus, orange peel, rye bread and a generous resinous bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Spicy and quite tasty. Nice one. vinhol (346) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
473 mil can rye with hops in.the aroma brown in colour with off white head taste is malty with hop bitterness Renobob (2063) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
Bue à la pression. Couleur ambrée. Forte amertume prédominante. Alcool bien présent. Correcte. BLADT (701) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Poured from can. Dark, orange in glass. Big rye nose. Some toffee. Full bodied. Lots of malt flavors. Semi sweet to start, mildly bitter on finish. Nicely balanced. Never cloying. Very drinkable.