Mohawk Rye Lager | AB Mohawk Brewing Company

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Mohawk Rye LagerMohawk Rye Lager

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AB Mohawk Brewing Company

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with rye malt and chrystal rye, in total almost 20 % rye. American hops. Introduced in September 2011.

Added by bark on 08-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.47/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pale copper with a large fluffy white head that sinks into at least some lacings.

S: Lots of hops up front. Malt is bready and sweet. Grassy and a bit graíny.

T: Rye-bread dominates. Bitter hops and mild malty sweetness. The roughness comes from the rye. Still grassy. Some citric notes.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Body is medium and a bit rough while carbonation is mild.

O: An interesting beer; without the rye - probably not worth the effort.

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Photo of rarbring
3.58/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear deep brass colored brew, a high off-white head that sttles slowly leaving loads of lacing, Small curtains.

The smell is much green grass, fresh seed

Tasting of hard rye bread, rye flour, some grass and spicy bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a slightly coarse dryness that lasts.

A fresh and interesting lager, much more alert than most other Swedish Vienna lagers.

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Photo of TobiasGoth
2.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance This rye lager’s amber in hue. Pours like a wild rapid, splashing around a number of big bubbles, only to settle into a half a finger of collar.

Smell Ripened Strawberries/strawbeery jam, lots of malty notes and drop of lime squeeze.

Taste Primarily malty, then a light and hasty bitterness. Memories of forgotten strawberries. Ends in a cold watery sensation trickling down one’s throat.

Mouthfeel Watered down and flatish. Almost no carbonation present, maybe it all escaped in the pour?

We were all very happy and exited about this Rye Lager. Smelling it was wondrous. Strawberry notes coming from a beer and especially a lager is rare. Very promising. Finding very little of that promise in the actual taste was bad, accompanied by a flat mouthfeel was worse.

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Photo of bark
3.49/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is pale copper (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head sinks down rather quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is fresh and hoppy with sweet notes of crackers and Digestive biscuits. Some mild bitter notes of lime and detergents. Hints of fresh hops and cream. A mixed affair.

The taste is first a bit bitter. Then, a strong sweetness passes. Notes of cookies and sour fruits (kiwi, lime), some brown bread and hints of roasted nuts and earth. The creamy aftertaste brings some warming alcohol, lime, orange peel, dark bread and a hint of apple juice. The finish is mild and creamy with a touch of honey.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles fresh. The carbonation is semi-smooth.

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Mohawk Rye Lager from AB Mohawk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 5 ratings