Exit 6 Wallonian Rye | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Exit 6 Wallonian RyeExit 6 Wallonian Rye

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For our fifth stop, we journey to Exit 6. This part of Burlington County was settled by Dutch Walloons (now Belgians) whose first order of business was to build a fort–and then a tavern. The area has always had a rich agricultural heritage and we’re using locally grown rye as an appreciation of our farmers past and present.

Exit 6 starts out as a deceptively simple recipe–pale malt augmented by 20 percent rye, fermented with a classic Belgian yeast. But then it gets interesting with the hops: English East Kent Goldings, Slovenian Styrian Goldings and Japanese Sorachi Ace.

The result is a rich saffron color with a spicy character from the rye and lemony citrus notes from the unique Sorachi Ace hops.

Added by TheFightfan1 on 06-13-2010

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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 61
Reviews by harleymonster1:
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4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am spoiled : I work with one of the brewers that produced this beer!!!

Nice color of orangey butterscotch.
The aroma of a toasted rye slice of bread with a hint of grass and butter.
This beer is a wonderful virsion of wallonian rye. Nice notes and a finish that leaves one wanting more.
My bottle has been around for several months and just now tastes mature.
Enjoied this Exit very much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a ,mix of lemon and orange notes from the hops, as well as some rye, candy sugar and wheat notes.

The flavor is similar. The predominant flavor is rye, but I also get some wheat, biscuit malt and some sweet, sugary notes. The citrus notes from the aroma are not as present in the flavor, but they are still noticeable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

DATE: January 8, 2016... OCCASION: Watching the Golden Globes with Shan after a good weekend... GLASSWARE: Chimay 150th Anniversary chalice... a generally thick, dense dark grapefruit with a fervent turbulence of bubbles... a haze of white head swirls then stagnates.... grapefruit, pepper, anise, lemon, and some other spices that the unique yeast sends forth... tremendously light drinking, soft, apologetic, with back-end bravado and a reasonable aftertaste... almost lethal at 7.5% ABV... the flavor profile is punchy, spicy and slightly sour... the grapefruit and lemon are suppressed, as a Belgian might be, but the yeast sparks funk and floral notes in equal doses--each sip brings a West Coast lightness with an equally playful kick... clove is front and center... overall, a beer that doesn't necessarily stun, but one that creates a comfortably nuanced soft hop experience... the Flying Fish Exit series continues to pop...

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Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Stigs
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, served in a couple snifters

A - barely any head on this, just a short-lived layer of thin offwhite film. the beer is mostly clear, pale gold in color. a bit dull and lifeless.

S - mostly sweet, lightly toasted malts with some fruitiness and spice from yeast. very light grassy hops at the end. there's rye in here?

T - light graininess, joined by a bit of pear-like fruits. finishes with just a mild bittering kick, grassy and piney hops. rye barely noticeable until this warms a bit.

M - thin bodied with just a bit of tickly carbonation, lacking a bit here for head retention and feel. finishes mostly clean.

D - eh, pretty standard if not uninspired across the board. hard to pull out any rye from this, which is otherwise just a bland run-of-the-mill BPA.

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle that just arrived from M.-P. in PA so perfectly chilled and a little foaming. After she settled down, it was a golden ale with lots of white bubble bath head. Funky and spice aroma. A bit above average mouthfeel that yielded a nice sweetish funky yeasty golden ale, with a small but significant rye characteristic. Very drinkable.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth and tastes as good as it looks

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Photo of morimech
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a small head that did not last long before settling to a thin cap. A little sticky lacing is left on the glass. Wonderful aroma of the Belgian yeast and all its spiced glory. Some of the rye malt could also be interpretated as yeast elements. Some subtle vinous qualities as well. The hops are a bit lost in the aroma but I do pick up on some herbal, lemony qualities. The only problem in the flavor is that the yeast dominates to much. Clove like qualities dominate the flavor. I miss the rye. This seems to be aggressively hopped as even the yeast could not push the hop flavor completely away. Herbal and citrus/lemon hop notes come through. The hops add a level of complexity that is welcome. The body was a little bit of a disapointment. Seemed a little lifeless. A beer like this would of benefited from some aggressive carbonation. After the disapointment of Exit 4, this beer rejuvinated enthusiasm into Flying Fish.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a buttery gold with a fizzy, quickly dissipating off white head. A slow steady display of macro-bubbles lazily makes its way upwards with a medium density. Within lied a fine misty haze. Even though the capping was originally slight in nature and quick to dissolve, when swirled it left a good film coating on the glass that slowly slid down.

S: Spicy tangerines with a faint Belgian candy sweetness is highlighted by a spicy hopping of EKG. A touch of grapefruit and pineapple juice gives this a bit of fresh and wet fruitiness that compliments the spicy English hops.

T: Spicy bite of hops meets tropical fruitiness with the bold spicy nature of the Sorachi hops lending a fresh offering of grapefruit and citrus. The rye influence was light, not as much as I expected from a bill of 20%. Bold tangerines stand out with some dried pineapple, apples, and warm cypress notes. Think the sorachi hops were the highlight here for the beer more so then the rye which didn't lend the typical spiciness I was expecting. Overall very good.

M: Buttery mouthful, with a nice viscose feel with a near full body effect. Soft carbonation with a good warming of spicy citrus hops appear on the fade. I only became aware of this style prior to posting as a belgian pale ale and felt it just wasn't as crisp or edgy per style.

D: Good drinkability. The sorachi hops makes this a spicy affair and one I like to see utilized more and makes this worth checking out more so then the rye addition which lent little to the overall aspect of the drink.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of Belgian-style malt with notes of rye with balanced sweetness. Taste is also a mix between a solid Belgian-style malt bill with balanced sweetness level and some notes of rye with a somewhat dry finish. Spicy yeast strain is well balanced into the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting take on Belgian ale with nice rye notes.

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Photo of Homebrew42
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of imbibehour
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Woah, retired beer alert! Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep apricot orange, with nice pinhead tan fine bubbles of carbonation along the edges. Head is creamy off white, kind of yellow tan about two fingers tall. Settles to a slow puck and one finger head.

Really nice nose. Spicy breads, and light nutmeg like sweetness. Some hints of honey and clove and light brown sugars too. Very nice.

Palate is real interesting. Lots of red apple and pear like flavors. Big bread sweetness mixing with honey and a crisp spiced clove. Finishes thick but not too much and a pillowy soft body feel. Big apple bread and pie sweetness on the finish.

This came out really nice.

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Photo of jmalex
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

As long as Flying Fish is making these awesome Exit beers, I'll be buying them.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my New Belgium tulip a slightly hazy orange gold. A firm, white cap forms on top and slowly drops to a full surface covering.

SMELL: A Saison-like yeast quality with a bit of spicy funk. The rye surely aids the spiciness and is quite formidable. Other than that, some light peachy fruit rounds it out nicely.

TASTE: Quite sweet with the rye's harshness just not quite cutting through it enough. The fruitiness is here too along with a light bitterness on the back end. My biggest complaint with Belgian-style ales is when they don't dry out enough. This beer seems to suffer that problem.

MOUTHFEEL: Carbonation is soft and seemingly a tad low with a body that seems a bit more thick than it probably is. Hard to tell, but something seems off.

DRINKABILITY: Unfortunately not the best. I'll enjoy my bottle for sure, but it might take a while.

Wow, a miss! I guess it was bound to happen one of these times. I'll still look forward to the next one.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

A:Clear and golden w/ a slight amber tint. one finger of bright white head.

S: smells of bread, yeast. and citrus and piney hops

T: lots of Belgian yeast flavors and rye. slightly hoppy and spicy after taste

M: medium carbonation helps keep things balanced.

D: This beer seems to fill me up quickly. Half a bomber was enough and on to the next thing.

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Photo of cde1218
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Imsothirsty
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Axic10
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a medium golden with a tiny bit of head that quickly settles to next to nothing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, spiciness from the rye, some subtle funk, some apple tartness. Good smelling beer.

Taste: More hops and rye in the taste than in the nose. Peppery and some lemon zest. The best part of this is the Belgian yeast and the flavor it has.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and refreshing on a hot day like today.

Drinkability: Another off the way beer in the Exit series and another hit from Flying Fish. I can't wait to get some more of this and to see what is next in the series.

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Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of zoso1967
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a rich orange gold with some cloudiness and a head that is bright white and bubbly, but fades quickly leaving no lace. The aroma is fairly subdued, but I do detect some pale malt sweetness, green apple, lemon and a touch of funk. It pretty much smells like your run of the mill saison. Taking my first sip I am blown away by all the rye. There is also a fair amount of pale malt and slightly funky citrus and fruity apple and pear notes from the yeast. At its heart, this beer seems like a tug of war between classic Saison and spicy rye. It is disconcerting at first, but the more of this beer I drink; the more I enjoy the dichotomy. The mouthfeel is medium, and a bit lacking in carbonation, but nice and smooth. It finishes nicely and is not too dry or sweet. Pretty drinkable, but I hope you like rye. A very interesting brew, but perhaps not the most well executed. The exit series continues to provide thought provoking beers.

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Photo of Etan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My second offering from Flying Fish, though not spectacular, certainly solid...

This is actually a strange story of a beer with different aspects to it. On the one hand, it has a decent, golden hue with orange tint, very light looking with good lacing down the glass. The smell was mostly reminiscent to most other pale ales - citrusy with the strong notes of hops - though nothing distinctive. The mouthfeel was difficult for me to rate. At first it was this spicy attack on my tongue that added nothing and took away everything from the experience of the beer, but as it warmed, it toned downed and actually added a light, spicy flavor. I would categorize this beer as medium-bodied in th end. Taste-wise, though good, it was much like the smell - nothing truly distinctive about it.

I took a chance on a variety 12-pack from this brewer, and so far, I pretty glad I did.

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Photo of drtth
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer has a dark amber color tinged with a reddish orange hue. There is a ½" off-white head that soon recedes and leaves a modest ring around the glass and some modest lacing early on. By mid-way through the beer, sipping leaves no lacing at all.

Smell: The aroma is definitely spicy Belgian yeast with some nice soft malt, some traces of rye bread, some faint citurs zest and no real hops or alcohol showing.

Taste: The flavor is subtle mix of yeast, malt and rye bread flavor. There's also some lightly bitter citrus in the flavors that seems a lot like tangerine or orange zest.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly soft with persistent fine carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins as the malt sweetness tinged with the yeast trails off to a light bitterness that seems just barely dry.

Drinkability: Sipping came easily with this one and I enjoyed it, both before and with dinner. That being said however it was not a beer that I'd rave over. It is a good solid well made Belgian style pale ale that offers simple enjoyment even if it is not particularly complex.

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Photo of noel2977
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had decided to cellar a few bottles of Exit 6 months ago. I've cracked this bottle and have another dormant (since Jan 12).

A - clear, golden. some lacing, nothing extraordinary. When I opened the bottle, it foamed up. No bottle shock to the bottle, so I figure this was an interesting sign to come

S - Apple-y. Wonderful for the season. Ripe fruit, with sweet malt. Kind of like the macintosh apples from NY state i have sitting in in the kitchen.

T, F - here is where it gets interesting. This displays much more a BPA taste profile than a rye. The settled carbonation matches well with the taste. Appley, with a bit of pear, malty, but not overwhelming or off balance. Any 'sharp' edges to the taste profile have been rounded off. Mature. Malt plays well in the taste profile, but does not make its prescence felt at the front of the stage. a good complimenting actor.

Overall - well, it was an experiment to take a great 6.99 rye BPA and cellar it while it was avail for a limited time only. The results are very very very drinkable. Nice, tasty, subdued. I think I will bring the other bottle up soon as i believe this beer does not have the stuff to age for too long. Good science project.

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