Short's Rye Not? - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer was served from the tap at One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale, MI. It arrived in a nonic glass, showing a toasted sunset orange coloring. It held a one finger head of white cream, leaving thick and bubbly lacing following a brief retention. A thick haze permeated the beer, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma was fresh, with lemony citric hops, big pale malts to meet, metallic rye inclusions, and a light, crisp toast. With warmth came light plastic bite, dried bitter chalky yeastiness, sweaty saltiness, more of an herbal hop, and an earthy manure quality. Our first impression was that there was a strong phenolic character on the back, adding depth to the sweeter front end of the sip. The flavor opened with those big, aromatic citric hops, barley, pales, faint rye, and white flour dryness. The middle peaked with drying boozy bite, more chalk, dried pales, bittered lemon rind, and more raw, grassy bitterness independent from the continued base hops. We finished on French fry starch, fusel booze, chalky yeast, juicy citric hop rind, dried grassiness, and knocks of bright chemical phenols. The aftertaste breathed of metallic bitterness, more chalk, peppery ethanol, raw rye bite, citric hop dust, bitterly herbal hoppiness, and white rice. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave decent slurp and glug, with milder cream or froth to the mustache. The mouth was initially coated with oily thickness, but this gave way to astringent dryness all the way down. The abv was fine, and the beer drank easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the aroma. The presence and overt brightness of the hops helped to maintain a great level of freshness throughout this tasting. Stylistically, however, while the rye is aromatically apparent, it hits a strong metallic note, taking away from the allure, warmth, and invitingness of the grain. The rye is actually even less present in the flavoring, but does intrinsically add a nice spice and phenolic bite on the back of the sip. Either way, this is a fresh, highly hopped offering from an exciting local brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2013 23:36:37 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz bottle from GRDave (thanks for the extra!). No discernable bottling info. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.
Pours hazy amber with about an eighth finger pale head. Head fades quickly without leaving much lace to speak of.
Smells of oranges,peach, papaya and a little spice. Very inviting.
Very citrus tasting. Notes of mandarin orange, papaya, mango, a bit of sweet bread and just a hint of spice. All in all an enjoyable little mix.
Medium light body with a nice thin carbonation. Mildly bitter, orangey sweet aftertaste.
Not sure why this isn't rated better. Maybe it just fit my mood but I really enjoyed it. Great sweet citrus notes in a smooth body that wasn't overly carbonated. I'd most certainly buy this if it were a available to me.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2013 00:49:54 | More by ThickNStout
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
*RateBeer review from March 25th*
Appearance: Super hazy orange color. The beer simply glows when held up to light due to the amount of haze.
Aroma: Citrus-y rye, and that’s pretty much the best way to describe it.
Taste: Most definitely a rye beer. It should sound absolutely disturbing, but since the beer as a whole is quality it forgives it, but the initial taste reminds me of vomit -- very acidic. After that, tropical hops mix with the rye to make for a pleasant-to-drink rye. Feel: Decent amount of carbonation here, and a nice, smooth feel to it. Nothing too spectacular, but it works very well with this particular rye.
Overall: Rye Not? is a beer that I’m glad to have tried. I’m not a HUGE fan of rye beers, but I like to try them every now and again. This beer looks good, smells good, and tastes pretty decent. Not the best rye beer in the world, but no doubt one that’s drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2013 01:54:26 | More by Alextricity
Short's Rye Not? from Short's Brewing Company
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