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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
86
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

cowboy83, Jun 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Gonzoillini, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

DavoleBomb, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Two Brothers Brewing Company shaker pint glass

Pours a golden amber with orange hues and a two and a half finger bright white head. Mild aroma of bready yeast, mild alcohol, and very mild citrus with just a bit of spice from the rye. Mild grapefruit rind greets the tastebuds, then a bit of mild sweet maltiness that transitions to a dry finish accented with a bit of rye spiceness. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Great balance between the slightly sweet malt and dry rye spiciness.

chanokokoro, May 30, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful light pale golden orange color, letting just a bit of light through from the other side. Glowing golden orange, with a light off white head, leaves fine sophisticated lacing. Aroma has spicy rye notes with hints of citrus and earthy notes. More clean yeast spice to go with the spicy rye, no caramel or toasted malts this was specialty rye malts with light toasted 2 row. Bitterness sits at 68 IBUs and abv at 6.8%, go figure a big beer bred from Cane and Ebel. Super sweet rye/malt layer that is backed by a nice citrus/zest, floral hop flavor, and it has an ample hop bitterness to stand up to it all. Mouthfeel is lightly resinous bigger bodied due to the rye additions, even flowing carbonation pretty soft in that regards. Overall impression is one that this beer is nice big and hoppy but lacks the finesse and mixture of flavors that Cane and Ebel provides.

WVbeergeek, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

RichH55, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

whartontallboy, May 24, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JimGlonke, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

GrindFatherBob, May 20, 2012
Photo of Etan
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear light brass with a spongy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Soapy yeast and malt, citrus peel, sweet alcohol, pale malt, grapefruit.

T: Clear, mild, sweet rye malt shot through with citrusy hops. Squeezed orange, vanilla, doughy pale malt grain, floral esters, mild alcohol, hint of sweetly spicy white rye.

M: Medium carbonation and body.

O: Pretty interesting rye beer. I enjoyed this one.

Etan, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

illini4x4, May 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

barnzy78, May 12, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I feel a bit awkward drinking some dude's doomed wife... It pours a clear brass topped by a couple o' fingers o' white foam. The nose comprises very light orange peel, lightly buttery biscuit, mild grapefruit zest, and a hint of some vague spiciness that I just can't put my finger on, but I can say that it's both intriguing and pleasant. The taste holds notes of grapefruit rind, stiff caramel, spicy rye bread, light biscuit, orange peel, a pinch of cardamom, and a squeeze of lemon. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice, hop-forward rye beer, one that does indeed satisfy, but also one that doesn't blow me away.

TMoney2591, May 11, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pillar of Salt 2012
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a cloudy golden with a big 3" white head. Thick things and speckled lacing remains on the glass.

S- very different. Real big spicy, citrus aromas. Some sweetness also but that spicy, citrus is just really different.

T- citrus and sweet caramel followed by spicy bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy with a dry bitterness aftertaste.

O- had this on-tap a couple months ago at the Two Brothers 15th anniversary party and liked it a lot then, and still like it a lot. Different flavors and aromas, and just a really tasty beer.

kawilliams81, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

thewimperoo, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy orange/red with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malt and apple. Flavor of caramel malt, apple, fruity light hops, citrus, and maybe a touch of coffee grounds/roasted malt. One of my favorite Two Brothers beers.

LilBeerDoctor, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Nickls
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Poured with a decent sized eggshell colored head; decent retention, but didn't get much lacing; hazy orange gold color

S - Light fruitiness that made way to a more aggressive hop tone; hay and grass; lightly sweet

T - Fruity and a little bit of sweet maltiness at first; then really drying hoppiness; rye bitternss comes through at the end

M - Medium to thinner MF; very subtle but present carbonation

D - Nice drinking; interesting and tasty. Pretty different as well.

Overall, a neat brew to try, but it's hard for me to not compare it to Cane and Ebel, which is one of my favorites in the style, even though the white rye is a distinct and unique brew. Definitely worth checking out, though.

Nickls, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of plaid75
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one and a half finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a resinous citrus hop and a light caramel.

The taste was upfront oily hops with a sweet caramel and a rye bite at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward rye beer. Hefty.

plaid75, Jul 29, 2009
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Pillar Of Salt White Rye Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.