Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing
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3.63/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Pours a clouded, though bright yellow-orange body with a bubbly, white head.
Smell: Notes of lightly malted barley, light rye, light lemon, light florals. Nice enough, just light.
Taste: A good bite of French loaf bread accompanied by a light sweetness. Pinch of lemon zest, some slight floral accents and a medium level of bitterness augmented by the piquant rye. Drying, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Fairly enjoyable. A light beer, but a nice beer.
08-23-2011 17:25:26 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.71/5 rDev +5.7%
Attractive orangey amber in the Affligem chalice. A little hazy with a nice white foam that renews itself with every sip. Tangy and silky mouthfeel with lots of creamy carbonation.
Rich and mellow grainy taste followed by a hoppy bitterness. I forgot about the honey, but it does seem to mellow the scratchy rye a little. Not a bad combination, and I''m not a huge honey fan. A little murky at the finish.
Refreshing watery taste along with the grainy maltiness. Thoroughly drinkable and flavorful brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.
12-24-2013 06:20:57 | More by mactrail
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
3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
10-02-2012 07:45:45 | More by tempest
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Poured a light golden color, sordove thick for a pale ale, with a nice white cap
S: Sweetness and rye
T: A bit of rye, the breadiness is felt in the taste and the body, a hint at citrus and perhaps a dab of caramel. I really had a hard time finding honey in this.
M: Bigger body
O: Pretty good
08-06-2011 01:29:34 | More by barleywinefiend
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
3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours a medium blonde color with a huge effin' head into my glass. I like that it uses rye and I've noticed a slight uptick in the amount of rye beers coming out. This also has honey.
Lots of spicy rye with a touch of sweet honey in the nose. Very invigorating in a sense.
Wow. Sweet, spicy rye mixes with a touch of honey to create a very drinkable beer. There's both flaked and malted rye. Hops aren't specified but they lean more toward pine.
Lingering spiciness dominated the back the of the throat.
I like this beer. It's easy to drink and would quench my thirst on a hot day. It's a good alternative to the usual spring seasonals.
04-26-2013 11:45:54 | More by Brad007
3.58/5 rDev +2%
Oakshire describes Line Dry as a "rye pale ale with a touch of Oregon blackberry honey" brewed with 10% rye malt and 10% flaked rye. It is warm yellow with a plump body and an exuberant white head. The honey lends an unexpected yet intentional sweetness, while rye elements point to a crisp, dry terminus. Personally, I prefer a grainier rye beer as a summertime thirst quencher and palate cleanser. But conceptually I "get it" and the honey is ultimately a nice flourish if that sort of thing appeals to you.
08-01-2009 23:35:00 | More by RedDiamond
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
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
A 22 oz. bottle, poured to a pint. A glorious Sunday afternoon respite in the backyard, spent watching bees buzz around the out-of-control clover patches and birds splash in their bath.
Oakshire's 'new' summer seasonal; released for the first time in bottles in late spring 2010. "Pale Ale brewed with Honey"
A: 'Bread crust' best describes this pour, a tawny/orange that's just hazed enough to blur my fingers through the glass. Plenty of carbonation rising to a finger+ cap of whitish foam. Look away a minute and the head is mostly gone, leaving a mottled veil but plenty of sticky lace in fractured sheets.
S: Baked bread with a toasted nut/seed skew. Sweet (cut) grass or hay then that sneaky herbal honey. Nothing too strong, everything good-smelling.
T: No mistaking the grain used here: the rye is rich and zesty, almost peppery. Hops aplenty, lending a grassy greenness. Then there's the honey - maybe my favorite aspect; LOVE the clover/flower it provides, an underlying 'graham cracker' sweetness.
M: Once the initial shock of RYE spiciness wears off, a smoother ale emerges, one that's a little on the thin/watery side. Carbonated feel really mellows after no more than 5 minutes. Dry and grain/bitter finish. Earthy bittering ends the sweetness rather abruptly.
D: Oh, so very drinkable on a warm July afternoon...perfect for sipping in the shade or (I suppose) pairing with anything from a crisp salad to something spicy or grilled...pale ales don't usually excite my much, but the deft balance of hops, rye and honey in this one make it memorable and earn it a spot in the 'need to have more this summer' category.
07-12-2010 00:12:46 | More by msubulldog25
3.73/5 rDev +6.3%
Many thanks to sdawson for the generous extra! 22oz bottle into a Sam Adam's perfect pint.
It takes a fairly vigorous pour to muster up much of a head atop Line Dry Rye. Eventually, though, a quarter inch of sticky light-custard foam forms and retains well. Lots of carbonation rising up from the laser etched bottom as it moves through a hazy, golden honey- & tangerine-colored beer. Nice blend of sweet clover and spicy rye bread in the nose with some yeasty funk. The hops balance nicely with piny resin and C-hop greenery. Foresty and earthy are the malts, with a big presence of caramel sweetness to go with the honey.
The flavor holds back some of that initial rye spice suggested by the nose and replaces it with a grainy, mineral-rich malt huskiness. Not much hop flavor to be found, but they do supply a nice dose of herbal bitterness. Rye finally kicks in on the finish--dry and crisp, but it's a bit too little too late. Mouthfeel is uppity in its carbonation, but still maintains a creamy feel to the medium-light body. All in all, a serviceable rye beer and a good choice for the summer heat. Thanks again Scott!
08-28-2010 00:34:04 | More by wagenvolks
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
3.4/5 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
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
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