Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Gently honeyed cookie maltiness leaves the necessary room for the toasty rye flavours to deploy. The pour is golden, hazy and forming a generous white foam. Light-medium bodied, excellent balance, not very complex, but appeasingly bready, gently hoppy and crafty. I could drink a lot of that. sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Aroma is not unlike lemon grass with a hint of rye and hops. Nice golden color with a thin head. Citrus flavor with plenty of hops and a dry finish. Not bad but the taste is a bit too lemony citrus for me. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Gold color white head well laced. Crisp hop aroma some weak carmel like a mile IPA. Well carbonated and coated palate. Flavor is a grassy hop fairly dry.. pretty plain. Like a boring IPA.
sampled at GABF..
smells much nicer more hop fresh sweeter. up to 8... flavor is a little plain but fresh up to 7 ovrl bumped TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Pours a dark golden with orangish hues. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, citrus, and resinous hops. Taste is grassy, slightly bready/grainy, with spicy and sweet citric hops. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is improved recently, I raised my rating from 3.4 to 4.0. Well balanced with plenty of hops. Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle, gift from Staley. Pours a copper orange with a sudsy, off-white head. Nice lacing adorns the glass. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit. Nicely bitter with an ejoyable piney, citrus hops flavor addition. The hops overpower the rye, so if you are drinking this for the rye character, you’ll miss out. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and zesty. A good, hoppy APA.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
My first time down to Atlanta, I was lucky enough to try this is both bottles and on tap. Apparently if you order a beer at a bar in Atlanta without specifying draught or bottled, they automatically will give you the bottled stuff.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
The Bottled: Didn’t give me a glass so cannot comment on color or head. Difficult to smell the true aroma. It had a nice palate and was quite refreshing. Tasted the hops and malt but nothing really too interesting. It didn’t really stand out to me.
On Tap: Pours a nice caramel color with a quickly dissapating head with a slight lacing on top. You really taste the fresh malt and hops in this one. The rye flavors also really pulled through without being too overwhelming. Slightly dry fragrantly hoppy finish. Nice sweet fresh aroma and the beer is also nicely balanced.
This ended up being my favorite local beer during my trip. Make sure you get it on tap. The bottled version does not do it justice.
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a thin head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slighlty sweet and malty wtih a subtle hop note, a touch of rye and a nice fruitiness. Medium bodied and smooth. zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
pours a golden color with a very small head and just a little bit of lacing. Aroma reminds me a of piece of rye bread. Flavor is good with lots of rye taste and just a hint of citrus at the end. Not dry at all like i was expecting, it’s very smooth. I enjoyed this beer! mcscottmc (6) - USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
I always try to get this beer when I see it on tap, as it is not very common, even in Georgia. I can’t say that I order the beer because it is among my favorites, I really order it because it does not taste like any other beer typically on tap (unless you go to a specialty bar). When the Basses, Newcastles, and Stellas start to get boring, this is a great change. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of kp via trade. Aroma is loaded with rye, moderate sweetness, and a light floral hoppiness. Pours a light transparent amber with a small white head that fades quickly. Sugary sweet and caramel up front with a moderate grassy and light citrus hop finish. Lots of rye in the finish that lingers for a short time into the aftertaste. More rye in this beer than any other I’ve had. A little to sweet up front and not enough hops for balance for my tastes.