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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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92 Ratings
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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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Photo of nmeiborg


4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2012 01:03:48 | More by nmeiborg
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Irradecent orange wheat. Bone white head has great lace and retention. Holds up even after you accidentally pour it all over your friends - sorry Anthony.

S - Clean spicy rye, cream, and an herbal bitterness.

T - Super smooth. Black pepper, rye, dandelion, and a light caramel malt. Dry finish.

M - Great carbonation with a silky frame.

O - A great twist on the style, and an excellent beer in its own right.

07-01-2012 22:58:04 | More by vfgccp
Photo of jaidenjb


3/5  rDev -22.5%

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


3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2012 04:23:42 | More by Hopstout
Photo of Stevie_Janowski


3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-01-2012 01:39:00 | More by Stevie_Janowski
Photo of ChiPool


3.38/5  rDev -12.7%

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.

06-29-2012 01:09:04 | More by ChiPool
Photo of MichaelinFishers


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2012 02:35:01 | More by MichaelinFishers
Photo of hoosier222002


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2012 00:14:32 | More by hoosier222002
Photo of vic21234


3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy light orange/ peach color. About a half fingers worth of head quickly fades to some spotty lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- Not much of an aroma coming through, some rye hints come about as well as the faint aroma of citrusy hops.

T- Starts off smooth with some hop hints and leaves behind some malty rye notes.

M- Light, dry finish, nicely bitter.

Pretty good stuff from 2 Brothers, I think I like Cane and Ebel more though.

06-25-2012 22:30:30 | More by vic21234
Photo of TastyIsBeer


2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

06-25-2012 00:00:19 | More by TastyIsBeer
Photo of homebrew311


3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Hmmm... white rye,, this is new for me. I've had Cane and Ebel on multiple occasions and enjoyed it greatly, lets see how the albino version fares. Appearance is pale gold, slightly cloudy, with clinging white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. The aroma is rye forward, even more so than Cane and Ebel. Tones of earthy and spicy notes along with a considerable wave of hop bitterness. A bit of a woody character is present as well. The taste starts of malty with notes of rye bread, this is followed by deep earthy hop notes with mild bitterness. Again, a bit of woodiness. Not as well balanced as its counterpart. The mouth feel is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, I am intrigued by the concept of this beer, but I do enjoy the "red" version better. Worth a try.

06-23-2012 05:42:29 | More by homebrew311
Photo of Troville1990


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2012 14:19:23 | More by Troville1990
Photo of TheSSG


4.98/5  rDev +28.7%

Pours a HUGE, white-tan head that has a lot of resin that persists.

Bright, spicy, citrus hop aroma is amazing.

Golden-yellow color similar to an IPA, actually.

Starts with a touch of sweetness, then moves into a wonderful blend of citrus hop and rye spice. Hop bitterness then makes a nice showing. Finish is a nice blend of malt, citrus hop, and rye. I love the initial flavor and how the malt transitions into this near the end.

Great mouthfeel. Not too carbonated, not too watery. Just perfect.

This is absolutely stunning. I could sit here smelling this all afternoon. If you are a fan of Cane & Ebel (my favorite), then this is for you. It allows a certain clarity of flavor that isn't found in Cane & Ebel. It's like a Cane & Ebel with edges that are just THAT much smoother (not that C&E isn't smooth).

06-15-2012 21:14:45 | More by TheSSG
Photo of xdefeatsy


3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-14-2012 18:38:08 | More by xdefeatsy
Photo of beagle75


3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a bomber into a half-pint chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few streams of bubbles climb eagerly in the column.

S: Very mild--a touch of aromatic pine and some feather-light rye, but too little of either.

T: Begins dry, with spicy rye and hop aromatics that are mildly floral with some berry qualities as well. Acidity is restrained, appropriate, into the middle where floral hop flavors continue on and lesser bready malt emerges. It finishes with but medicinal bitterness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a fairly typical pale ale for Two Brothers--well made but conservative in its approach. Balance is achieved but no qualities really stand out. As a historical footnote it is mislabeled as being 68% ABV.

06-11-2012 04:34:59 | More by beagle75
Photo of bsp77


3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Bright gold with thick white head and strong lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel, bread and citrus.

Taste: Fairly sweet caramel, fairly bready, with some orange and grapefruit. Barely moderate bitterness.

Feel: Lighter than expected but very creamy. Finish is mostly dry.

Overall: Pretty good beer overall, but not much rye character, and not much of an IPA either.

06-10-2012 22:08:36 | More by bsp77
Photo of bashiba


3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

06-10-2012 19:13:09 | More by bashiba
Photo of javahead71

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-09-2012 19:20:00 | More by javahead71
Photo of OWSLEY069


4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours a hazy yellow to orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, citrus hops and a small earthy yeastiness. In the taste, citrus hops, yet mellow and a green apple dryness. A small spice bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry rye and green apple dryness in the aftertaste. Almost saison like, with nice citrus hops upfront.

06-09-2012 18:41:01 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of match1112


3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

06-06-2012 01:02:50 | More by match1112
Photo of Texasfan549


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-04-2012 19:17:05 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of emerge077


3.48/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

06-04-2012 00:06:39 | More by emerge077
Photo of wakajawaka76


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-03-2012 00:57:10 | More by wakajawaka76
Photo of kjkinsey


4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-02-2012 02:22:40 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of cowboy83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-01-2012 16:21:56 | More by cowboy83
Pillar Of Salt White Rye Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.