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 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 StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a much better beer than its ratings i think. quite a lot of rye in this pale ale, and well hoppy too, pushing the ipa realm i think. some color to it from the tap, not quite amber, but some copper low lights for sure, and less than an inch of persistent just off white head. great aroma on it, heavy rye is immediately evident, and the hops are bursting fresh northwest C types, pungent and intense. the flavor is as bold as the nose, but there is a strange grain flavor in addition to the rye that i dont love. its bready and thick and it clashes with the rye a little and makes the beer feel too heavy. the rye is strong though in taste, almost peppery for a moment before all the hops kick in. bitter as can be on the tail end, but also quite flavorful, woody and lush at the same time, oily too. hints of pine and green pepper as it goes down. fuller bodied, especially for the low abv, and finishing bitter but dry. a well made beer, could use a few tweaks, but i would happily drink this one again. nice to see these beers coming in kegs now to colorado!

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Oakshire Public House.
Deep amber body with a very good looking head.
Roasted grains and hops in the nose.
Some spicy rye flavor is obvious. Initially, mild bitterness, but this builds to a moderate-high level.
Lively medium body.

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Photo of mactrail
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive orangey amber in the Affligem chalice. A little hazy with a nice white foam that renews itself with every sip. Tangy and silky mouthfeel with lots of creamy carbonation.

Rich and mellow grainy taste followed by a hoppy bitterness. I forgot about the honey, but it does seem to mellow the scratchy rye a little. Not a bad combination, and I''m not a huge honey fan. A little murky at the finish.

Refreshing watery taste along with the grainy maltiness. Thoroughly drinkable and flavorful brew. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clouded, though bright yellow-orange body with a bubbly, white head.

Smell: Notes of lightly malted barley, light rye, light lemon, light florals. Nice enough, just light.

Taste: A good bite of French loaf bread accompanied by a light sweetness. Pinch of lemon zest, some slight floral accents and a medium level of bitterness augmented by the piquant rye. Drying, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Fairly enjoyable. A light beer, but a nice beer.

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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 BeerOps
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a clear copper color that started off with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was barely any lacing. The smell had a nice blend of Rye malt to sweet citrus and allowing a nice honey aroma all around. The taste was mainly sweet but allowed a decent spice from the Rye and still had the honey to come in and blends very well. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing at any cost. Overall, this was a pretty good Rye pale ale that had some nice honey to complement.

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Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Clyde Common. The rye flavors isn't expansive and deep, but it is distinct. This is a dry, spicy rye ale. A legit rye beer, and worth a try for rye lovers. It's average weight and reasonably drinkable, a standard American craft ale. The flavor has a mix of malty, toasted bready rye with a dry grapefruit hops kick that blends right into the rye malts.

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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 barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a light golden color, sordove thick for a pale ale, with a nice white cap

S: Sweetness and rye

T: A bit of rye, the breadiness is felt in the taste and the body, a hint at citrus and perhaps a dab of caramel. I really had a hard time finding honey in this.

M: Bigger body

O: Pretty good

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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 Brad007
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium blonde color with a huge effin' head into my glass. I like that it uses rye and I've noticed a slight uptick in the amount of rye beers coming out. This also has honey.

Lots of spicy rye with a touch of sweet honey in the nose. Very invigorating in a sense.

Wow. Sweet, spicy rye mixes with a touch of honey to create a very drinkable beer. There's both flaked and malted rye. Hops aren't specified but they lean more toward pine.

Lingering spiciness dominated the back the of the throat.

I like this beer. It's easy to drink and would quench my thirst on a hot day. It's a good alternative to the usual spring seasonals.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $3.99, very reasonably priced for a bomber these days. Darker orange color, almost amber. Aroma is grainy, hoppy, rye, eh. Flavor has some rye, some grains and malts, hops, feels like an IPA. Overall not bad but probably not worth a repeat purchase.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out of a bomber into a tulip glass. Golden color, moving to a little more orange. Nice head, 1/2 inch dirty white.

S - First, honey then lots of citrus, grapefruit, stops just short of a typical IPA smell. I surprisingly like the honey smell.

T - The honey is evident but in no way overpowering. Light bitterness at the end.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, bubbly.

D - The carbonation could be a little bit less. The use of honey was done very well. It is the perfect amount to balance the rest of the beer. The rye does not seem to be coming through though, which is why I wanted to try this in the first place. So if you are looking for a distinctive rye beer this probably is not the one, but it is still a good beer nonetheless.

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Capital Market,Salem. 5.3% alc now. Dull brown, clear beer, with a small light tan head. Aroma, bready, cereal, some chocolate( that may be the rye)..some slight earthy tones. Tasste is the same except the rye is more noticable near the end..and some sweetness from what i expect is the honey..though it seems arfificial. Palate is OK it gets a bit cloying as this goes on. Not a bad beer overall but not a great rye..McMenamins make a really nice rye PA that would blow this out of the water.

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