Line Dry Rye - Oakshire Brewing
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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
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
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
07-04-2013 02:26:22 | More by hreb
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
3.53/5 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
3.55/5 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
3.55/5 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
3.58/5 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
3.58/5 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
3.63/5 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
3.68/5 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
3.71/5 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
3.73/5 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
Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
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