Line Dry Rye | Oakshire Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBUs: 35
OG: 12.0° Plato

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Spikester
2.29/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark amber with a modest off white head. Fair amount of lacings. Aroma is rose petals with some soap. Taste is apple jack, soap, and rose water. Never tasted the rye. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation and moderately bitter. Finish is just cider, soap, and mild bitterness. As a fan of other Oakshire products I will try to find another bottle from a different store to try. This came very close to being a drain pour for me and I don't do this very often.

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Photo of vkv822
2.65/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into tulip pint.

Pours a fairly clear, bright golden with a thin white head.

The nose is fairly subdued with lemony notes.

The taste is again lemony citrus, with a faint sweetness from the honey.

The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with nice carbonation.

Unfortunately I was a bit underwhelmed with offering. I don't know that I would even guess there was rye used in this.

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Photo of BuckeyeOne
2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. into a standard pint glass a rich amber color with very little head. Not much carbonation, even with a hard pour. Does not bode well.

The aroma is dominated by bready malts with just a whiff of citrus hops. Did not pick up any rye in the nose at all.

The flavor is better than the aroma. Sweet malt arrives first, followed by some rye kick, and finishing with a dry hop bite. Not bad but nothing that blows my hair back.

Thin mouthfeel with no carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a subpar beer. Based on the label description, I had hoped for more. Probably won't try this again, unless I got a bad (under carbonated) bottle. Might try on tap if I see it.

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Photo of jbakajust1
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of BESTIALEX
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Dunkelhund
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of blackc5
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Likely the best aspect of this beer, a clean and crips orangish copper that is refreshing to behold. Good initial slightly offwhite head, with medium retention and lacing.

S - Mild notes of toast, sweetness from the honey and a bit of hops. Pleasant but quite faint.

T - Pretty forgettable overall, the rye is nearly absent, and if it wasn't for the label I wouldn't have known it was there. Same for the honey actually. A pretty mediocre ale by and by.

M - Medium in body and carbonation. Somewhat crisp and dry finish - perhaps the only hint of the rye.

D - Pretty disappointing overall, and one I would pass on completely in the future.

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Photo of levifunk
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

got this as an extra. reviewed from notes.

a - light golden color. white head.

s - very sweet rye. i usually don't like rye beers, but this has a chance.

t - mild flavor. honey is the sweetness. rye.

m - light body and low carbonation bring this down.

overall - still not a rye fan.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdillon86
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from the Beermongers in Portland, OR.

Pours a very clear amber-golden colour, with a futzy, fuzzy white head that leaves decent lacing. Pretty decent body and very fine carbonation. All up, it's a decent looking brew.

Slight grainy, textural nose. leaving huskiness with a bit of acidity and fresh, herbal grain notes. Touch of maple syrup to it, even. It's not bad, but it's not overly inspiring.

Taste is light and slightly spicy, with rye making a name for itself, but also unfortunately lightening the body to such a degree that whatever else comes through doesn't really get a chance to express itself. Some vegetative hops on the back leave a clinging cleanness, but the beer as a whole is slightly underwhelming.

Drinkable enough in its way, but a bit depressing as well. It could have used the springboard of the rye better to express some spicy hop characters. As it is, it's a bit bland and dull.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of earth, rye, herbal hop, and slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with rye, earth, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with lots of earthy rye qualities, but nothing too memorable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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

Oakshire Brewing Company--Line Dry Rye--Pale Ale Brewed With Honey--Summer Seasonal 2010--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV. 35 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Rye Ale. Big foamy dense rocky 1 inch lasting off white head. Fizzy cloudy not quite fresh body. Fizz hazed bright dark gold color. Delicate hop rye spice front. Smooth mild sweet lightly crusty earthy rusty rye caramel hint touch of honey flavor mild Pale Ale body. Smooth mild hop easy refreshing end. A little aged, but tasty. Sampled 4/13/2011. Purchased for $4.45 at Hondo’s Brew & Cork, Astoria, Oregon on 4/11/2011.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - apropos, a honey color, fairly clear, and with very little off-white colored foam.

Smell - slightly hoppy aroma, but very little else that's prominent. Maybe a fruit-like quality.

Taste - a hoppy beginning, that quickly fades into a milder, musky quality. The honey doesn't show up boldly as a flavor, but it might be helping to subdue the hops. Bitter aftertaste, but that's not too strong. Generally nothing that's very prominent in the taste aside from the slight hoppy quality.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced and medium-bodied. Not too creamy, not too light.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, and not bad tasting, but not terribly intriguing either.

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

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Out of the bottle almost a little wet, but a nice orange amber body slightly hazy. However, barely makes a finger of head while pouring and gives little staying power. What little I saw was slightly off white. While drinking manages some

Nose is grainy, a little bit of that rye spicy character. Smells very wet though and flat. Little touch of honey but not much.

Very dry finish, and bark like tree wood for the malt presence. Slightly wet, but I suspected worse (it's not as watery as I thought it would be), with a bit of rye spicy character, and a mild pine hop. Some dry bread comes out, a little crusty sensation, but nothing honey or sweet tasting.

This is not overall that bad, but it's not doing too much for me either. It's drinkable and I could have it again, but it's not that impressive either.

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

Bomber pour served in a Piraat tulip

A - Dark gold, no head, little lacing

S - Honey & caramel

T - Fresh grains and earthy hops --> slightly sweet in the middle - honeysuckle and wildflower honey --> finish is richly malty, with a just a touch of bitterness to help compensate

M - Medium-heavy bodied; decent carb

D - Good, not great.

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

On tap in a shaker pint. Slightly hazy amberish orange with a finger of off-white foam on top. This mostly disappears in short order, leaving the lacing duty up to a collar of bubbles and a wisp of foam. A few scattered specks of lace are left behind.

I'm not detecting a whole lot of rye coming throuh in the nose. Pleasant aromas of bready malt with citric and herbal notes, a touch of honeyish sweetness. Rye flavor is much more potent, appearing as if out of nowhere to deliver it's signature savory/spicy duo. It works pretty nicely with the moderately sweet malt profile. The hops cooperate as well, somewhat citric, somewhat grassy, somewhat herbal. Fairly grainy and crisp in the finish. Not exactly a storm of rye, but solid.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beagle75
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with a thin layer of foam residue. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Stale bread, faint honey, faint grass.

T: Begins dry and spicy. Faint pilsner malt emerges next but vanishes soon after. Fruity esters appear late, alongside a very restrained bitter finish.

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, cleanses the palate rather than sticking to it.

D: This beer is mediocre among extra-pale ales. It is effortlessly consumable, but unremarkable at the same time. Considering that it is a summer seasonal, this seemingly unflattering description may actually be a selling point. Still, a more dominant hop aroma/flavor profile would do wonders here.

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Line Dry Rye from Oakshire Brewing
3.49 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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