Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing
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2.25/5 rDev -35.9%
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.
09-06-2010 04:26:28 | More by Spikester
2.65/5 rDev -24.5%
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.
07-22-2011 03:19:41 | More by vkv822
2.7/5 rDev -23.1%
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.
08-15-2011 01:50:01 | More by BuckeyeOne
3.05/5 rDev -13.1%
A - Likely the best aspect of this beer, a clean and crips orangish copper that is refreshing to behold. Good initial slightly offwhite head, with medium retention and lacing.
S - Mild notes of toast, sweetness from the honey and a bit of hops. Pleasant but quite faint.
T - Pretty forgettable overall, the rye is nearly absent, and if it wasn't for the label I wouldn't have known it was there. Same for the honey actually. A pretty mediocre ale by and by.
M - Medium in body and carbonation. Somewhat crisp and dry finish - perhaps the only hint of the rye.
D - Pretty disappointing overall, and one I would pass on completely in the future.
09-20-2010 05:46:16 | More by blackc5
3.13/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
11-15-2010 19:35:58 | More by levifunk
3.25/5 rDev -7.4%
Bottle purchased from the Beermongers in Portland, OR.
Pours a very clear amber-golden colour, with a futzy, fuzzy white head that leaves decent lacing. Pretty decent body and very fine carbonation. All up, it's a decent looking brew.
Slight grainy, textural nose. leaving huskiness with a bit of acidity and fresh, herbal grain notes. Touch of maple syrup to it, even. It's not bad, but it's not overly inspiring.
Taste is light and slightly spicy, with rye making a name for itself, but also unfortunately lightening the body to such a degree that whatever else comes through doesn't really get a chance to express itself. Some vegetative hops on the back leave a clinging cleanness, but the beer as a whole is slightly underwhelming.
Drinkable enough in its way, but a bit depressing as well. It could have used the springboard of the rye better to express some spicy hop characters. As it is, it's a bit bland and dull.
07-08-2012 01:15:35 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.33/5 rDev -5.1%
Oakshire Brewing Company--Line Dry Rye--Pale Ale Brewed With Honey--Summer Seasonal 2010--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Rye Ale. Big foamy dense rocky 1 inch lasting off white head. Fizzy cloudy not quite fresh body. Fizz hazed bright dark gold color. Delicate hop rye spice front. Smooth mild sweet lightly crusty earthy rusty rye caramel hint touch of honey flavor mild Pale Ale body. Smooth mild hop easy refreshing end. A little aged, but tasty. Sampled 4/13/2011. Purchased for $4.45 at Hondo’s Brew & Cork, Astoria, Oregon on 4/11/2011.
04-18-2011 02:41:56 | More by philbertk
3.34/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - apropos, a honey color, fairly clear, and with very little off-white colored foam.
Smell - slightly hoppy aroma, but very little else that's prominent. Maybe a fruit-like quality.
Taste - a hoppy beginning, that quickly fades into a milder, musky quality. The honey doesn't show up boldly as a flavor, but it might be helping to subdue the hops. Bitter aftertaste, but that's not too strong. Generally nothing that's very prominent in the taste aside from the slight hoppy quality.
Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced and medium-bodied. Not too creamy, not too light.
Overall - not a bad brew at all, and not bad tasting, but not terribly intriguing either.
06-22-2013 00:48:58 | More by Nerudamann
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
10-31-2010 00:52:22 | More by Fatehunter
3.38/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
11-05-2012 00:32:01 | More by smakawhat
3.38/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
11-06-2010 03:17:42 | More by klikger
3.38/5 rDev -3.7%
On tap in a shaker pint. Slightly hazy amberish orange with a finger of off-white foam on top. This mostly disappears in short order, leaving the lacing duty up to a collar of bubbles and a wisp of foam. A few scattered specks of lace are left behind.
I'm not detecting a whole lot of rye coming throuh in the nose. Pleasant aromas of bready malt with citric and herbal notes, a touch of honeyish sweetness. Rye flavor is much more potent, appearing as if out of nowhere to deliver it's signature savory/spicy duo. It works pretty nicely with the moderately sweet malt profile. The hops cooperate as well, somewhat citric, somewhat grassy, somewhat herbal. Fairly grainy and crisp in the finish. Not exactly a storm of rye, but solid.
08-06-2011 19:10:21 | More by PDXHops
3.4/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
09-01-2010 16:52:41 | More by beagle75
3.45/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-16-2010 17:47:56 | More by Reidrover
British Columbia (Canada)
3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours a hazy light amber with a shy amount of off-white head. Didn't stick around either. Aroma is light as well. Pale malt, touch of rye, and some hops. Spicy and floral with a bit of citrus. Comes out of it's shell a bit on taste. Follows the nose with light malt, bit of rye, and spicy floral citrus hop. Beer is smooth with good balance on the bittering. Overall a decent brew, but not stand outtish in any way.
08-24-2012 03:17:32 | More by IllNate
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
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