Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev +15.4%
Served from a growler into a nonic glass
A- Poured a very clear light orange color, huge fluffy off-white head that left tons of dense chunky lace. No visible carbonation
S- Big cereal malt notes, some spiciness, pretty big lemon and grassy notes
T- Very bright tasting, burst of lemon, grassy, and spicy hop character. Nice backbone of cereal, bready, graininess and caramel malts. As it warmed up some green apple and almost chocolate like flavors developed.
M- Soft/low carbonation, very smooth, semi-dry finish, medium to lighter bodied
O- A really nicely balanced and sessionable summer beer. Different from you average pale ale or even rye pale ale. The flavor profile is well-balanced and pretty unique. Really digging this one.
05-03-2013 03:30:03 | More by Hoptometrist
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
3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
Appearance is honey in color supporting a fair but thin head leaving spotty lace. Smell of citris, honey and floral hops. Taste has a honey breadiness, caramel malt with the rye and a bitterness that makes itself known but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. not a bad brew being a borderline summer session for me.
11-29-2012 03:31:08 | More by Bookseeb
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
3.68/5 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
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
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
3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
A: Pure gold with slight haze. Soft off-white foam.
S: Note are faint, some bread and a touch of lemon citrus, and then way in the background a very distant belgian spice....maybe.
T: Very drinkable. It's dry and not sweet, and not bitter. In the after-taste there's faint flavors blended together. Maybe low grapefruit, a little breadiness. It's got a nice full mouthfeel.
O: Nothing out of balance in any way. It's smooth and interesting in a low key way. It's billed as a summer seasonal, which is exactly what it is. It's got rye and honey, which is probably what makes it interesting, but it's hard to say exactly why.
08-26-2011 01:26:47 | More by 2BDChicago
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
3.93/5 rDev +12%
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.
08-21-2011 22:05:47 | More by cbarrett4
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.