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Review by everetends on 01/05/12  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 1989
16 oz can served up in a mug. Thanks to Tip Top for making sure these ended up in my fridge.

A: Sits as a nice amber body with nice brown and red hues to it. Held to the light, more caramel brown color pushes through and remains the dominant color. The body is clear with a steady carbonation stream. Pour got me a finger of crisp white head. Spotty lacing streaks randomly down the glass.

S: Smell is a little on the light side. Getting some spicy rye up front. This comes across nice and bready. Touch of sweetness comes out of the malts as well. Touch of floral and lightly fruity hop notes are in there. Just a touch of what I like to call the lager butt smell, but not aggressive. All the aromas are a bit muted but pleasant.

T: Really nice and spicy rye malt up front. Bready and spicy, just enough rye to be awesome and not too much. Caramel malt note brings some sweetness that cuts that spice. Touch of floral and citrus hops, but it isn't enough bitterness to cut the rye bite which I like. Very, very tasty.

M: Light bodied but still has some weight to it for a lager. Medium carbonation. Spice has some bite, little bit of bitterness, and a touch of sweetness. No abv to speak of. Aftertaste is all rye goodness.

OA: Very happy to hear that this wasn't an expected Marzen/Oktoberfest. The rye is a welcomed change from the norm of beers released around this seasonal's time. The beer has great flavor and is light enough and refreshing enough to be very drinkable. really dig this one and sad to see this is my last can.

Served In: Mug