Jabah (800) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2018 ultraspank (868) - Alverca, Lisboa, - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this from a bottle @ The Pizza Joint in downtown Augusta after paying tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Thanks to Ana and Raymond and of course to my baby Lacey for the great food and good company. Nose of pine, citrus, & spice - smells very fresh. Pours a sparkling clear golden. The tall stiff creamy white head leaves fairly good lace. The brew has great balance in the front with moderate acidity, and a long spicy burnt bitterness at the finish. The medium body is soft, dry and feels mildly astringent at the finish. My first brew from GA I think, and I could have done alot worse.
I rounded the flavor rating up to 8 on this one, but in all reality, I found it to be about a 7.5. I also rounded overall down to 7, in order to give a final rating of 3.7, but overall is probably more like a 7.5. I just found 3.8 too high but 3.6 too low for this one and didn't feel like adjusting the other categories. I see a lot of reviews giving this brew no love, but I don't think a rating from 2.0-3 is giving this beer justice, because I thought it was better than that. Nothing great, but I would say has to be above average?? Typical pale ale appearance of a light goldish to light orange color. Tastes of various malts, sweetness from the rye, a little citrus, and mild hops. I didn't find the rye to be overwhelming at all. Although I probably won't be buying this again with so many other and better beers out there, it was worth the try. Malin_aiisa (1269) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2017
Can from systembolaget
Orange white head
Aroma of almond rye,
Taste bitter rye. Tart fell. Old taste. finol (3568) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2017
Can, thanks vjohans.
Pours amber, no head.
Aroma of rye and tangerine.
Drinkable and not too chewy rye brew. Hoppy with some rye sweetness. ManVsBeer (11966) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle @ Brewhouse Cafe, Atlanta. Dark golden with a thin head. Crisp and hoppy over any stated rye, but there is a hint of gritty malts in this respect. All still very drinkable. TychoJames (1649) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Burk systembolaget. Mörkorange kulöt. Doft av kåda, tallbarr och citrus. Maltig smak med bitter humlekaraktär. Lite knäck och druva
Piw (1333) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
355ml Dose. Dunkelgolden und trüb mit mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Fruchtig. Blumig. Malzig. Süßlicher Geschmack, milder Abgang. john44 (3573) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle. Golden in colour. Malty; toasty malts, rye, caramel. Hoppy; grassy hops. Spicy. Fruity; citrus grapefruit, hint of lemon. Nice malt/hops/fruit balance. Sweet grainy spicy malts and mildly bitter fruity hops. (2009-10)
zvikar (7371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Yellow, small head, aroma of peach, marmalade, honey, bitter flavor, marmalade, orange, peach, medium bodied. kerenmk (5480) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2016
Can shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Clear gold. A little old and slightly oxidized aroma, with rye bread and black pepper notes. Rye, sweet taste, oxidized. Medium body, bready, a little honeydew finish. Hopmaestro (1910) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2016
From can: Aroma is malty and slight dusty. Weak floral notes and rye bread. Taste is better than aroma. Slightly sweet malts that is followed by soft hops and quite raw bitterness. In the end rather weak overall.