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Pillar Of Salt White Rye Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Pillar Of Salt White Rye AlePillar Of Salt White Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Originally brewed as "White Rye" in 2007.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-06-2008)
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

06-25-2012 00:00:19 | More by TastyIsBeer
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2012 18:32:43 | More by jaidenjb
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2012 04:23:42 | More by Hopstout
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter. The label says this is 68% ABV. Someone forgot a period along the way.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange color. Almost three fingers of off-white, frothy/pillowy head. Retention is very good and lots of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Pleasant earthy spicy rye. Citrusy, herbal, and earthy hop aroma. Grapefruit is the main culprit here. Bready malts and yeastiness. Not much in terms of complexity, power, or impressivity.

3.0 T: Like the nose, but a little better. Earthy, spicy rye with notes of pepper. Citrus and earthy hops. Grapefruit, orange, and some pine. Lightly bready and lightly yeasty.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

3.0 D: Nothing special, but not bad either.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 00:36:23 | More by DavoleBomb
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-14-2012 18:38:08 | More by xdefeatsy
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-01-2012 02:36:41 | More by Gonzoillini
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-21-2012 18:50:45 | More by sneaks2210
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-01-2012 01:39:00 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Retro release number 4 of 15. A remake of one of their beers from 2007, rebrewed in 2008. All I know is that this bottle has been on the shelf for a long while, the local store still has some, and I thought it was the time to try it.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - The bottle basically exploded upon uncapping it, and I lost over half of the bottle, and the remains pours a dark dark murky peach color with like five plus fingers of giant foaming off-white head.

S - The smell has basically deteriorated from what this beer once was and all that now remains is earthy, yeasty green apple skin and some must. The aroma is still quite pleasant in my opinion, but this is definitely not what it should be like.

T - Taste isn't bad either, but it has still gone downhill indefinitely. Faded earthy herbal hop bitterness, and yeasty green apple. A long time in the bottle has turned this beer sour.

M - The feel is bitter and dry. Clean maltiness.

Overall, I am tempted to pick up another bottle to see if it gushes all over again, but I am also apprehensive. Either way, it is long past it's prime. One of my first major disappointments in reviewing a beer on BeerAdvocate.

Two Brothers Pillar Of Salt ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 21:23:16 | More by mfnmbvp
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match1112

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: three fingers of white sea foam sit atop a hazy orange colored body. retention and lacing are excellent.

s: orange and lemon with hints of caramel and bread.

t: bready with caramel malt sweetness and some citrus hops .

m: a tad thin, carbonation is great. a little sticky and a shoet lived dry finish.

o: this drinks more like a pale ale to me. was expecting the flavor to have more rye in it. other than that it was very drinkable, just didnt taste like a rye beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 01:02:50 | More by match1112
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ChiPool

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into Duvel tulip.

Gotta say: this is one sexy pour. Medium orange colored with awesome, eggshell colored head which lingers for quite some time. Smell is largely of bready malts. For 68 IBUs, not a ton of hop presence here. A bit of lingering bitterness, but not a ton of hop OR rye complexity. I would rate this much higher as a pale ale, but not as a Rye PA. Decent, but not even close to their Cane & Ebel. I'm partial to the style, so I may be a harsh critic. Might be a bit faded as well.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 01:09:04 | More by ChiPool
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emerge077

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed orange body with copious sticky white foam in the glass, forming a halo ring of lace around the top. Lasting head retention.

Light floral sweetness in the aroma, grainy notes, fairly light and smooth impression.

Tastes a bit like caramel malt, sweet and biscuity. Smooth, but not much zest to it from the rye, and the hops just aren't there. It's pleasant though, and comes off like a typical pale ale with more than average rye in the grist. Medium bodied and average in feel, again like an average pale ale. Not really something i'd seek out again, glad I didn't get two.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 00:06:39 | More by emerge077
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aussiebeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-20-2014 20:59:53 | More by aussiebeer
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-02-2013 14:51:11 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-12-2012 03:44:38 | More by MrMcGibblets
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-08-2012 15:49:01 | More by nheinzie57
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-17-2014 23:53:38 | More by jschott75
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TheChief24


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-04-2012 04:35:29 | More by TheChief24
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Rayek

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-09-2012 20:59:02 | More by Rayek
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MichaelinFishers

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2012 02:35:01 | More by MichaelinFishers
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-07-2014 15:19:47 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-12-2012 08:57:19 | More by barnzy78
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bashiba

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a a nice clean golden amber with a big sticky white head.

The smell is a light mixture of citrusy hops and spicy rye notes.

The flavor is good, with a grainy and peppery rye flavor with light juniper and citrus hop notes. A touch of lingering sweetness evens out the mild bitterness.

The mouthfeel is nice and zippy,

Overall a nice rye, i like the rye notes and flavors, just needs more dry hopping to take this beer is to the next level.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 19:13:09 | More by bashiba
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Retro Release 4 of 15 is the only freshness info provided. I've had trouble finding fresh Cane and Ebel around here.

A= Pours a nice light amber color with a nice thick two fingers of head on top of it with nice retention and lacing on the side of the glass. Not quite as "white" as I expected.

S= Has a nice fruity hop aroma. Sort of a light grassy with a little citrus smell to it. A little bit of the rye but not to much coming through. Somewhat similar to the original C and E I remember that was old...

T= The taste resembles the aroma in may ways. It doesn't taste as old as the C and E I've previously had. I wish there was a freshness dating on this so I would know how old it is. The hop flavor is again sort of light and grassy with a little citrus and the rye comes through a little better with some spice. Again somewhat underwhelming in the hop profile. It almost tastes old again.

M= Great mouth and carbonation is perfect. Nice coat to the tongue.

O= This is a quality brew for sure but it's not what I want in a rye. I don't know if it's old or if this is what they wanted the hop profile to taste like but it just doesn't pop.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 00:20:34 | More by jjanega08
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RickS95

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's really an attractive beer with a light copper color, both slightly clear, yet with specs of goodness roaming around in the liquid. Up top is a gorgeous bright white head with a classic IPA look to it. Lots of different sized bubbles, eventually ending up around the sides of the glass. A beautiful thin white lace is left behind as the head finally dies.

Smell could use more aggression. It's faintly floral, with some orange peel and a bready, yeasty scent.

The rye is obvious, but so are the caramel malts and a hint of toffee. I wouldn't think the two flavors would work well together, but they do.

Like the taste, the two feels--the spicy from the rye and the sweetness from the malt-- works very well together to give a nice balance. Has a pale ale feel to it, but it's very mild.

It's very easy to drink, goes down nicely. Moderate alcohol and good flavor combinations. Fairly smooth. Somewhat non-descript, yet good at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 04:24:05 | More by RickS95
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Pillar Of Salt White Rye Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.