Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
The nose is sweet. Toasted malts, caramel, and hints of rye. Pours a rich dark amber with ruby highlights and a small, rapidly dissipating, ivory head. Moderate lacing present. The taste is primarily bitter. Some sweet malt and red fruit noted upfront but they are quickly replaced with a spicy/peppery rye middle and a hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, while sweetness is present, this is a hop forward beer. Nice attempt to balance the two flavors. AndyW68 (1541) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Clear red pour. Huge white head. Grainy aroma. Taste is clean with a little bitter finish. BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a large, frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is light fresh apple and pear esters, faint apricot notes with pine, citrus, and floral hops, background notes of spicy rye and cracker malt. Flavor is medium to moderate hops, medium bitterness with the spicy rye accentuating this a bit, lightly sweet supporting malt with faint fruity esters late, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
kinda of dry with a thin palate. the malts and hops are both equal, the taste at the end very dry and has a very clean taste. its kinda unique nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The aroma is quite hoppy with pine and citrus with rye and paper. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is an average beer.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma is def with funky munich malts, and some very light chocolate notes. Honey and caramel are in there as well. Very aromatic. Color is a very dark hue, nice carbonation. Rye is mostly present in the taste. Taste is a bit discombobulated, but different, they didn’t all mesh well. Aftertaste is spicy with some caramel. Pretty forgettable beer overall, from a brewery that was so highly acclaimed at GABF. This brewery pretty much sucks to me. mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
deep amber pour with a cream head. nose is toffee, caramel, bitter, piney, and grainy. nice on the palate, grainy rye notes, backed by dough, and a bitter finish. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Sampled on 10/9/2012. This rye beer pours a dark amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. with nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and spicy, with some rye and some hops. A medium to full bodied rye beer. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are piney and citrusy. Decent carbonation. Nice rye spiciness and a fairly sweet malty finish. There are some fairly aggressive hops as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is mostly bitter, with some sweet malts. zoucrew102 (1816) - - OCT 8, 2012
Strong hoppy aroma with hints of rye. Appearance is a dark amber color, almost red. The rye malt is very distinct at the start and it has a dry hoppy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ernest (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of shoe polish and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Twisted Pine and Bristol should really do a collaboration.