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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
What better name for a rye beer made in a brewery in which some say they can “sense the spirits”? We have taken a traditional German bock style and substituted 25% of the grains with rye grain. The resulting beer is amber-orange in color, having a complex maltiness without being sweet. Hop bitterness and hop flavor are low, with a wonderful texture added by the rye. Very easy drinking for springtime!

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bytemesis (8759) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tap. Pour clear reddish amber with a medium beige head - creamy with great lacing. Aroma is dominated by caramel. Flavor is the same, malty and lightly spicy from the rye. Very light sweetness, light bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel.

yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown to dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Mellow malty, roasted, smooth and light estery. Bitter and roasted malty finish.

Drake (14032) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 42. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a large offwhite head. Fair head retention. Aroma of rye, toast, bread, caramel. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, rye, herbal hops. Medium bodied.

Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Taste is burnt caramel.

deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that has a slight yellow hue. Head dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with rye coming through and a touch of sweetness. Flavor starts with a bit of sweetness but is full of dark bread with a bit of rye coming through.

beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft at W.B. Dark amber pour with thin off white head. Scent is rye, caramel and spices. Taste is rye, caramel and hops.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Ghost Ryderbock
Date: March 04, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, candy sweetness, earthy, bready
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, very bready, drying earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

ChainGangGuy (4905) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Appearance: Hazed, dark amber body with a half-inch head of slightly off-white foam.

Smell: Sweetish caramel, bread, and toasted rye grain morsels with a subtle German hop note yielding just a bit of spice.

Taste: Caramel-flavored cream dovetailing a bready, moderately toasty maltiness. Small spur of rye. Modest fruity elements of sultanas and baked apples. Lightly spicy hops help to curtail the sweetness. Malty finish, still a bit sweetish, with lingering hints of rye and German hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: A worthwhile bock.

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