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Honey Rye - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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80
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: silentjay on 05-28-2010)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-18-2011 01:28:50 | More by nmann08
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours out as a golden color brew that has a white head on it . The smell of the beer is sweet with just a touch of spice on the nose. The taste is mellow, the rye isn't overwhelming at all. I think I get more from the honey than I do the rye. The mouthfeel is medium and has a good drinkable quality to it. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:32:07 | More by Knapp85
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WesWes

New York

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet, malty scent with a nice pale malt feel with hints of honey. I'm not detecting much rye here. The taste is decent as well. It's light with pale malts, but the rye shines through here. It's bitter and quite spicy. There is a faint honey flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a tasty brew with lots of character. It's a bit jumbled up, but at least it's interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 23:44:06 | More by WesWes
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mdfb79

New York

3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear golden amber color with one inch of white head and very little carbonation evident.

s - Smells of light fruity malts, bready malts, and sweet fruit.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, grain, and light fruity malts.

m - Light body and light carbonation.

d - The smell and taste were pretty standard; nothing amazing or standing out but decent none the less. would give another shot but wouldn't seek out.

d -

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 00:15:46 | More by mdfb79
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a mild head that lasts in a single-bubble fashion. Little lace save the occasional spot or two. The color is golden to light amber. Very clear.

Primary smell: Very dry aroma of the rye. The honey is very light. So much so, I wonder if I'm imagining it. No discernible hop or other aromas.

Surprisingly dry for a "honey" beer--definitely tips heavily to the rye side. The finish is quick and slightly astringent. There's a mild bitterness that lasts lightly as an aftertaste. Good body with an above average level of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 22:43:31 | More by smcolw
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at EuroMarket in Astoria. Poured a clear amber color with a tall head and lacing. Yes, this is a rye beer but it seems more like a spicy and lightly sweet variation on the American amber ale. The honey blends nicely with the caramel malts and the rye spice rounds out this beer. The body is a touch on the thick side for a great session beer, but otherwise it's a nice mellow rye ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 01:27:10 | More by tempest
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A light autumn leaf orange color on the pour is topped off by a buff 1 finger foamy head that was short lived. Within lied a light and lazily rising carbonation. The lacing was soapy, thin and sparse as well weak on the hold.

S: Dried honey and essence of dried bread can be found on the opening nose but was very weak and hard to pick up on.

T: The honey really comes through upfront, sweet with some faint hints of dried rye and whole grain bread. In the middle lied a light greenery of stalky notes. The rye is consumed by the over use of the honey and its sweetness and could of easily be forgotten or ignored.

M: Some crispness at first, slippery texture, with a watered down honey consistency falling to a flat offering rather quickly.

D: A bit sweet and not one I would enjoy in multiples. An easy pass here and solid by definition of mediocrity.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 22:41:35 | More by beerthulhu
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Durge

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found at The Colgate Inn this brew shows a deep copper color, clear and quiet with a decent white fuzz on top and good lacing. The aroma brings a pleasant but mild malt grain and yeast with a nuance of deep honey noted. The flavor offers a fair hint of the advertised rye ingredient and a slightly spiced malt idea. It also carry's an odd musty quality like old standing water which seems to somehow emanate from the rye idea. It has a generally watery feel with a decent fine carbonation which helps atone a bit. The malt rye theme does seem to improve as you work through the pint. The honey element is subtle but I think it does help hold it together. This actually goes well with my meal, but by itself, the flavor is weak if not a bit off. It's pretty thin bodied and drinks pretty well depending on your ability to accept the taste here.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2010 04:51:17 | More by Durge
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-07-2011 19:03:00 | More by ROGUE16
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: gold in color, 1/3 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: small rye and toasted malt

Taste: toasted caramel malt, some citrus, honey, and a bit of rye--especially on the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start that slowly becomes bitter

Drinkability: This one is above average, but nothing I would go out of my way for. The rye is subtle compared to the honey. There is a decent mix of bitter and sweet, but I wish the rye could have popped a bit more here.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 13:10:43 | More by tigg924
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ngeunit1

California

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice golden-amber color with a nice layer of fizzy head that faded fairly quickly. Very little lacing left behind.

S - Very light smell of sweet hops. Just a touch of honey and hops mixed in also. Not very strong.

T - Starts off nice and sweet, with some honey flavor. The malt flavors become stronger in the middle, then begins to fade off a bit as the aftertaste is a bit more sweet, like honey. There is a little bitter flavor mixed in at some points.

M - Fairly light-bodied with medium carbonation. A bit dry on the tongue, but fairly crisp overall. Maybe a bit watery.

D - Very drinkable. The flavors are a bit simple, but overall work together. Could use maybe a bit more body.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 03:53:58 | More by ngeunit1
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a bottle at cellar temp poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a nice clear copper hue with fluffy eggshell white head of 2 cm foaming up easily and fading gradually, leaving thin wispy lattice on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is a bit of grainy malt with some floral sweet honey notes, and maybe a bit of carroway buried in the background.
First sip reveals a fine and fairly spacious carbonation, body is average to light and smooth and silky texture.
Flavor is sweet up front, maybe a little sugary from honey, but this sweetness fades quickly to an earthy hop hit and finishes very dry with a bit if rindy hop bite. I dont specifically get carroway on the flavor, but the beer is crisp and refreshing for a warm summer evening. Nice straight forward brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 04:01:46 | More by sulldaddy
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-14-2012 00:26:27 | More by Molson2000
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-18-2011 06:25:51 | More by duff247
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aerozeppl

New York

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A local rye beer? Sign me up.

A: Very nice clear golden color. Really nice clarity. Does not have that reddish hue most rye ales have. Minimal white head with zero lacing.

S: The sweetness from the honey dominates the nose. The only hint of the rye is a little bit of spice in the back.

T: The honey really dominates. Really a little bit too sweet. I really wanted more of a rye presence. Like the nose a touch of spice in the back.

M: Very light and crisp mouthfeel. Pitch perfect carbonation.

D: A good beer but I really wanted more rye out of this. It was super easy drinking and the price was right. I would have this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 23:06:52 | More by aerozeppl
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-25-2011 14:26:37 | More by nh2032
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generallee

New York

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The back label has a nice description of the beer but there is no ABV% or a freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a rich golden honey color with good clarity. A nice tall beige head caps the beer and makes nice lacing as it slowly settles.

Smell: The aroma is quite light. I only pick up a slight malty sweetness with an even lighter hint of herbal hops.

Taste/Palate: There is defiantly some nice medium bodied bready malt which has some mild honey sweetness up front. Mellow herbal hops and light rye notes mix in well with the malt and light herbal bitterness late into the finish. Overall there is still some residual sweetness left in the finish.

Notes: This is a nice with pleasant malt sweetness and honey flavors. The rye character is a little light and could have had some more influence to the overall picture but I'm not really complaining as it is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 03:15:12 | More by generallee
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A bright, transparent golden amber body...a thin white head forms but falls quickly to a thin ring...some lacing

S - The beer has a sweet nose that is dominated by the honey but it's not overly sweet...there is also an earthy aroma

T - As you would suspect the taste is packed with honey and rye...well I wouldn't say packed...the honey is there and provides the proper sweetness but it stands out and lingers the most...the rye is very earthy and adds just a touch of spice at the end of the beer...there is also a bready malt presence with a touch of grain

M - Light bodied...light carbonation...crisp

D - This would be an easy drinker on a hot day but the honey might be too much for some...I would have liked to see more rye stand out...I'm glad Lake Placid has found its way down to PA

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 12:39:55 | More by thain709
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent burnt orange color with a thin, frothy head. Decent amount of lacing. Sweet aroma of honey, malts and a small amount of hops. Taste is mostly of honey and some malts. Good amount of sweetness along with some hop bitterness to it. A bit on the thin side. Overall it is a pretty good beer and worth a second look but Lake Placid does have better offerings out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 05:18:31 | More by PicoPapa
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deonreds

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

03-18-2012 05:43:22 | More by deonreds
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lovindahops

New York

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

as my former lake placid reviews state.... I love LP and I love these brews. Grabbed a sixer tonight in hopes that this won't take the fun out of the next time I visit there... that being said, I am pouring it into my UBU Ale pint glass

A- pours a golden, crisp brew with wicked carbonation tearing through it. The head is soapy white with traces of lacing on the side of the glass

S- a swift lift of bready malt scents and of course sweetness appearing as honey leads off. A real uppity-up aroma comes from the brew. There are faint earthy and orange properties. Very slim, but still there

T- a very dry malt flavor that no doubt encompasses the rye aspect. There are some dull flavor properties of the brew.. but it really ends sweet. The honey theme is a little more faint than expected. However, it still complements the grainy spiced piece of the brew

M- light bodied and crisp. Really snaps at you

D- Honey Rye is a great little spin from LPPB that give you the opportunity for a hot drinkable brew. The flavors are respectable to say the least. I can drink many of these and day dream about how lake placid is only three and a half hours away

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 23:15:50 | More by lovindahops
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a rather light and perfectly clear orange copper with a huge, off-white head that retains forever and sticks to the glass well.

first aroma to strike, is obviously the honey with a bit of spice from the rye in the background. a lot of light rye toast.

flavor is a bit more spicy, but honey sweetness is definitely there an gets more pronounced as the beer warms. finishes very dry. thats pretty much the story here.

carbonation is a bit low compared to what's expected from the head. a bit of honey stickiness as it enters the mouth, but finishes dry.

goes down ok. quaffable, not overly sweet, but borders on it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 03:07:27 | More by silentjay
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Cooker_stp

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

08-19-2013 20:06:19 | More by Cooker_stp
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the American Craft beer festival. Served in a tasting glass.

A raspberry yellow body and an off-white head

S lemon and bubblegum

T tart lemon, bread and grain

M light body

D alright, but there are better representations out there. I would drink this beer again though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2010 03:09:42 | More by jneiswender
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper/amber color. A nice head that dissipated quickly, but healthy carbonation. Not much in the way of lacings. Big sweet, bready, rye aroma with very faint orange hint. Very little hop characteristic. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of spice near the extremely dry finish. A very refershing summer ale that was very drinkable. Would definitley have this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 02:55:19 | More by IronLover
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Honey Rye from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.