Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing
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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
3.38/5 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
3.5/5 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
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
3.58/5 rDev +2%
Appears medium bodied gold with a small white head.
It smells a bit sweet, a bit of grassy hops, and a bit peppery.
It tastes of mild sweet malt, slightly spicy rye and grassy hops. There is a mild sweetness but it pales in the face of the nice spicy rye quality of the beer. I get mild floral hop flavor also.
There is a medium mouthfeel to the beer.
Overall a flavorful refreshing summer beer.
07-03-2011 19:30:36 | More by chumba526
3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
Oakshires very fun rye summer release!
Pours a murky, golden, orange amber light shines through pretty well. A bit of head, but not much, and vanished fast
Smell is malty mix of rye bread, grains, wheat, a bit of orange, and some spice, but I cant put my finger on what kind
taste is a very balanced rye and hops, rye in the front and then a bit of northwest citrus hops at the end, not to much just a presence. Cinnamon toast, but very light on the cinnamon, some whole grain pasta as well, very unique.
Mouthfeel is a very drinkable pale ale, actually is not to light on the tongue, but just has a weight that makes it perfect for summer drinking
Overall, this is a wonderful beer, A great well rounded brew, for a style I dont usually go straight for, this is one of the better commercial examples that puts it self forward as a 'straight up' rye beer.
06-29-2011 02:21:53 | More by Elimination
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
06-24-2011 07:54:06 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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
3.13/5 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
3.38/5 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
3.35/5 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
3.45/5 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
3.05/5 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
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
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
3.73/5 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
3.9/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours with a pure white head. Aroma is spot on for a pils and taste is incredibly reminiscent of a northern German pils, with maybe 50% more IBUs. The rye is quite subtle and I think adds nice to the hop profile. Living in the PNW it's rare to see fresh pilseners, and even though this is a rye pale it really almost reminds me of a pilsener until the yeast profile appears as the beer warms up. This is quite a nice, light summer beer.
07-20-2010 01:13:00 | More by ChrisPr
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
3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
07-05-2010 22:55:58 | More by GreenCard
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured into my favorite Duvel Tulip and the color is a nice golden amber with a slowly dissipating half inch white head! A nice faintly sweet malt aroma is first with a linger of bitter hops. The taste is roughly the same with a hint of spicy rye quickly being covered up by the bitterness of the hops. The malt doesn't stick around as long as it should, and the rye isn't nearly as strong as I'd like.
Overall, at $4-5 a bomber, it is nice to try and a great offering from Oakshire and a great choice for a hot summer day. However, a little more rye would make the beer a real winner and a repeat choice.
07-02-2010 07:07:43 | More by Jebus
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
3.48/5 rDev -0.9%
On-Tap @ Bailey's Taproom poured into Shaker glass.
Pours a golden color with a creamy white head that never fully dissolves and leaves a nice layer atop the glass and has nice streaming carbonation lines. The aroma is sweet hops, rye and caramel malt. The flavor is more sweet caramel malt upfront followed by and earthy bitterness and ends with a sweet, spicy finish. Its light to medium bodied with a pleasant carbonation. This is a very subtle beer and makes for easy drinking. Highly recommended for a hot summer day spent on a patio or outdoors.
07-31-2009 04:21:39 | More by DiabolikDUB
4.6/5 rDev +31.1%
Line Dry Rye is the third Oakshire I've tried, and like their Watershed IPA and truly amazing Perfect Storm Imperial IPA, it too is excellent. My first taste of LDR was at a Hillstomp concert on a warm Sunday afternoon at Papa's Soul Food Kitchen and Blues Joint in Eugene, OR. The only thing bland about this summer seasonal, which was served in a plastic compostable cup, was the iced tea color. LDR is made with 10 percent rye malt and 10 percent flaked malt, which gives it a refreshing dry flavor that is balanced by the moderate hoppiness and malt finish. My tongue must be scorched from too many hoppy beers because I could not taste the touch of blackberry honey used to make the brew. It could have been the music or it could have been Papa's fried catfish, but Oakshire's Line Dry Rye is one tasty hot weather antidote.
07-28-2009 02:15:04 | More by bumpqua
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
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