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Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing

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80
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBUs: 35
OG: 12.0° Plato

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-14-2009)
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beagle75:
Photo of beagle75
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with a thin layer of foam residue. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Stale bread, faint honey, faint grass.

T: Begins dry and spicy. Faint pilsner malt emerges next but vanishes soon after. Fruity esters appear late, alongside a very restrained bitter finish.

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, cleanses the palate rather than sticking to it.

D: This beer is mediocre among extra-pale ales. It is effortlessly consumable, but unremarkable at the same time. Considering that it is a summer seasonal, this seemingly unflattering description may actually be a selling point. Still, a more dominant hop aroma/flavor profile would do wonders here.

beagle75, Sep 01, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

InfernoBoss, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of hreb
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served cold in pint glass. Beer is a very pale amber, crystal clear, and forms very little white head. Aroma is not awesome, lagery and even a little bit skunky, with a hint of residual malt sugar. Flavor is more mellow and pleasant. A gentle dose of hops complements the natural grainy bitterness of the rye, which is itself pretty tame. Pretty fizzy, which works out well for the summer ale style, and helps bring forward the spicy and lemon flavors.

I like rye beers quite a bit. This one is pretty OK, but totally sessionable -- in stark contrast to the usual hop wallop of ales from America typically featuring rye.

hreb, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Clyde Common. The rye flavors isn't expansive and deep, but it is distinct. This is a dry, spicy rye ale. A legit rye beer, and worth a try for rye lovers. It's average weight and reasonably drinkable, a standard American craft ale. The flavor has a mix of malty, toasted bready rye with a dry grapefruit hops kick that blends right into the rye malts.

tempest, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out of a bomber into a tulip glass. Golden color, moving to a little more orange. Nice head, 1/2 inch dirty white.

S - First, honey then lots of citrus, grapefruit, stops just short of a typical IPA smell. I surprisingly like the honey smell.

T - The honey is evident but in no way overpowering. Light bitterness at the end.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, bubbly.

D - The carbonation could be a little bit less. The use of honey was done very well. It is the perfect amount to balance the rest of the beer. The rye does not seem to be coming through though, which is why I wanted to try this in the first place. So if you are looking for a distinctive rye beer this probably is not the one, but it is still a good beer nonetheless.

Fatehunter, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeOne
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. into a standard pint glass a rich amber color with very little head. Not much carbonation, even with a hard pour. Does not bode well.

The aroma is dominated by bready malts with just a whiff of citrus hops. Did not pick up any rye in the nose at all.

The flavor is better than the aroma. Sweet malt arrives first, followed by some rye kick, and finishing with a dry hop bite. Not bad but nothing that blows my hair back.

Thin mouthfeel with no carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a subpar beer. Based on the label description, I had hoped for more. Probably won't try this again, unless I got a bad (under carbonated) bottle. Might try on tap if I see it.

BuckeyeOne, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

mdillon86, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Spikester
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark amber with a modest off white head. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma is rose petals with some soap. Taste is apple jack, soap, and rose water. Never tasted the rye. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation and moderately bitter. Finish is just cider, soap, and mild bitterness. As a fan of other Oakshire products I will try to find another bottle from a different store to try. This came very close to being a drain pour for me and I don't do this very often.

Spikester, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Out of the bottle almost a little wet, but a nice orange amber body slightly hazy. However, barely makes a finger of head while pouring and gives little staying power. What little I saw was slightly off white. While drinking manages some

Nose is grainy, a little bit of that rye spicy character. Smells very wet though and flat. Little touch of honey but not much.

Very dry finish, and bark like tree wood for the malt presence. Slightly wet, but I suspected worse (it's not as watery as I thought it would be), with a bit of rye spicy character, and a mild pine hop. Some dry bread comes out, a little crusty sensation, but nothing honey or sweet tasting.

This is not overall that bad, but it's not doing too much for me either. It's drinkable and I could have it again, but it's not that impressive either.

smakawhat, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

foxyaardvark27, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +14%

OregonGrown7, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of mmillat
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mmillat, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of cbarrett4
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.

Pours a clear amber/copper hue with a nicely persistent head and fine lace. Aromas of clean citrus with malts, hop oils, and a faint hint of rye waft out. On the palate are more hops with softer citrus notes and a good dose of bready yeast and very faint malt. Not much rye on the nose but it comes through on the palate.

This beer is nicely textured with good bitterness but well integrated with the acids and body. Finishes long and smooth. A very good beer, but lacks the overall punch I expect (and receive) in most rye ales.

cbarrett4, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Birdlegs, May 22, 2013
Photo of jnoelani
4/5  rDev +14%

jnoelani, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of levifunk
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

got this as an extra. reviewed from notes.

a - light golden color. white head.

s - very sweet rye. i usually don't like rye beers, but this has a chance.

t - mild flavor. honey is the sweetness. rye.

m - light body and low carbonation bring this down.

overall - still not a rye fan.

levifunk, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Capital Market,Salem. 5.3% alc now. Dull brown, clear beer, with a small light tan head. Aroma, bready, cereal, some chocolate( that may be the rye)..some slight earthy tones. Tasste is the same except the rye is more noticable near the end..and some sweetness from what i expect is the honey..though it seems arfificial. Palate is OK it gets a bit cloying as this goes on. Not a bad beer overall but not a great rye..McMenamins make a really nice rye PA that would blow this out of the water.

Reidrover, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of BESTIALEX
3/5  rDev -14.5%

BESTIALEX, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of klikger
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber pour served in a Piraat tulip

A - Dark gold, no head, little lacing

S - Honey & caramel

T - Fresh grains and earthy hops --> slightly sweet in the middle - honeysuckle and wildflower honey --> finish is richly malty, with a just a touch of bitterness to help compensate

M - Medium-heavy bodied; decent carb

D - Good, not great.

klikger, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super aggressive pour only yields a one finger head in my standard pint glass. The head in completely white and has mostly big bubbles, some small ones, but for the most part the head is pretty lame. Good lacing throughout the glass is nice, and the head never completely disappears, but it's still not too great. The body is a very cloudy, dark orange color. The color isn't nearly dark enough for it to be this non transparent, so there must be a cloudy factor in here as well. Carbonation looks extremely low, very few bubbles rising to the top. Overall the looks is good, the fact that the head leaves a nice layer of foam on top of the body really saves it, and the lacing helps a lot too. The body is solid, so no problems there. Overall a good look but the head for sure could use some improving. The smell is interesting, because you can for sure pick up on the honey smell, that aspect is there. The pale ale smell is a little hard to clarify though. I can't tell if it's going to be all malt, or a mixture of nice malt and nice hops. Obviously it's not going to be all hops because it's a pale ale, and hopefully it's not all malt, but the smell kinda indicates that it might. All over the beer doesn't smell bad, it smells good, but I'm going to give it a 3.5 because I'm pretty sure it's going to be a very heavy malted pale ale. The taste is very very interesting because the honey and malt are very small. Frankly all the flavors are small, it's really just a mix of malt, hops, honey, and water, not one flavor is much more prominent than any others. I'm shocked at how small all the flavors all though, it's really just very watered down. I mean it almost works for the style, just because it is supposed to be a light summer ale, but it's just too light, it's supposed to be a pale ale, and it doesn't meet that criteria. It does have all the necessary flavors, they are all there, which is good, and the hops are there, and I was afraid there would be zero hops. It's just too watery all around. It's not a terrible beer, but I will say that it is barely getting a 3.5 on taste. The mouthfeel isn't terribly thin, it's for sure thinner than I would like, but it's not as watery as the taste is, it's a decent mouthfeel for a pale ale. The carbonation is pretty damn low, but it's not really offensive, it works for a summer beer I suppose. Drinkability may be it's best factor, not an offensive beer, and it's very light, and somewhat tasty. Overall though, this is just another disappointing beer from Oakshire, I remember all of there beers to be much better than they have been when I have reviewed them. Not a terrible beer by any means, and frankly one of the better brews from Oakshire. It has all the necessary weapons, it's just firing a little short on all of them. We will see if the flavors pump out more potency when the beer warms, but for now, just coming short on all the flavors.

MaltsOfGlory, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of vkv822
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a fairly clear, bright golden with a thin white head.

The nose is fairly subdued with lemony notes.

The taste is again lemony citrus, with a faint sweetness from the honey.

The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Unfortunately I was a bit underwhelmed with offering. I don't know that I would even guess there was rye used in this.

vkv822, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of calmond72
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

calmond72, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of GreenCard
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orangey-copper, slight haze, spongey off-white foam that collapses to a thin cap

Aroma: ethereal notes of blossom honey, rye, malt, eucalyptus, and strawberries

Flavor: dryish malt profile let's the rye poke through a bit; hints of fermented honey and grassy hop notes; finishes dry with a lingering, throaty bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, crisp, sparkley carbonation

Other comments: The rye definitely comes through, which is nice because it is so often shunted behind overly heavy hops or just not present enough to cut through the malt.

GreenCard, Jul 05, 2010
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Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.