Minuteman Rye Ale
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Rye Beer
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3.81 | pDev: 11.81%
Sep 23, 2015
Jul 29, 2007
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Rated: 3.96 by aleckpa from North Carolina

Sep 23, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by KevinGordon from North Carolina

Nov 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by BigGingDrinker from North Carolina

Nov 28, 2013
Rated: 3 by GTB from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2012
Rated: 5 by EasyReader from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2011
Rated: 4 by seanwhite from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2011
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Reviewed by Durge from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A cloudy amber colored brew with a decent white froth and fair lacing. The aroma seems to be all citrus, orange and some grapefruit. Hard to detect much else, but it's very pleasant. The flavor brings on a bright tart bite with a quick malty rye bread follow up. Mild but very steady carbonation with a medium body and a dry finish on the tip of your tongue. I sense a somewhat luscious feel while delivering some crisp refreshment. I get thick biscuit and some citrus on the edges. Overall a solid brew worth a try if you like rye ales but it was a little less rye flavor than I would like, not highly memorable, but not regretable at all and plenty drinkable.
Apr 25, 2010
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Reviewed by glid02 from Georgia

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a deep copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of robust rye - very grainy with hints of spiciness.

Tastes similar to how it smells although slightly better fleshed out. Grainy malt flavors up front with a good deal of rye spiciness that enters in midway through the sip. Hints of earthy hop flavors contribute a bit and carry through to a solidly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have another.

Overall I have to say that this is one of the few beers that really showcases rye. The hops are not overdone and the rye is given a chance to shine. Worth a shot if you like rye.
Jan 06, 2010
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Reviewed by Onenote81 from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer came out a deep dark copper color with a thin off-white head on top. No lace stuck behind at all. Smells of sharp rye grains, fresh bread, and a bit of honey.

Decent body backed up by a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor profile of definitive rye, that started out a bit tart, but finished bready and filling. Some mild caramel backing in there as well. Hop presence was moderate with a good pop of bitterness on the finish. Nice beer.
Nov 25, 2009
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Reviewed by bboven from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Cloudy, medium-dark copper body with a bit of resilient head. Lots of lacing.

Huge piney hop aroma coupled with the spicy rye both stand right out. It's really wonderful.

Lots of rye, outdoes the hops a bit, but that's alright, it's a really good, even flavor. You get a flare of bitterness on the sides of your toungue, but not so much in the back.

The texture is a little strange. It almost seems like it came out of a nitro tap, the way the carbonation feels. Very creamy, slick and coating. Really would have liked this to be more sharply carbonated. The growler's not the issue as it's fresh and I had a pint from the tap as it was being filled earlier this afternoon. It's highly carbonated, just feels like a widget got in there somewhere.

All in all very tasty this year, more rye focused than a hop bomb. Definitely try it.
Jul 11, 2008
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Reviewed by CWiggins from North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I enjoyed a pint of this just the other day with a fellow BA. I've not had many rye ales, so my grasp on the style may be somewhat loose. It arrived in a plain pint glass, with a hue of burnt sienna and shiny golden highlights. (Of course, I was sitting by the window, and the sun shining in may have really affected the appearance of the brew.) A small head of ecru bubbles was present when the beer was placed in front of me, but it soon dissipated to nothingness. The aroma was somewhat lean, with faint smells of nutty rye and medium-roasted malts. A mild fruitiness is also noticeable. Rye, with its seedy and nutty characters, really dominate the taste. Enough malts are there to balance the rye, and the hops subtly kick in at the finish. The aftertaste is mainly of hops and biscuit; it doesn't linger very long, leaving a dry feeling on the palate. Medium-bodied.
Jun 25, 2008
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a growler today at the brewpub while stopping by G'boro on a flawless Saturday afternoon. Kind of a boring bronze hue with a thin cap of head and a few drops of lacing. Faint spicy rye in the nose against a thin malt base. Not so impressive so far, is this a rare dud from NG?

Dry but malty and very strong rye flavors throughout, which is at least as advertised. Mouthfeel holds up pretty well without being thick or cloying. Nice backing bitterness through to the finish, I'd like to see that pumped up a bit. A little metal in the aftertaste.

This is a good example of a rye flavor in a beer, I just wish this one had a bit more complexity.
May 18, 2008
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap the other night at the the brewpub, poured a sort of dull hazy lighter amber/copper with a thinner white head.Lither aromas mainly some toasted grain and and a bit of sourness imparted from the rye,flavors are toasty and lighty sweet upfront with a pretty sharp lactic-like bite in the finish its very crisp and refreshing on the palate.A pretty good quaffing rye beer here has a decent hop profile and is refreshing.
Apr 12, 2008
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Hazy copper-colored body capped by a small white head.

Smell: Dry pale maltiness with a meager measure of spice-minded rye.

Taste: Pale malt taste that offers little sweetness, though a bit of caramel perks up if allowed to warm a bit. Touch of spicy rye throughout. Medium bitterness. Pretty much the same till the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm sorry, Natty G, but this is not your finest work.
Mar 05, 2008
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Reviewed by Metalmonk from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours from a growler a fluffy and active off-white head, which sizzles down slowly, but retains well throughout. Color is a red-hued copper.

Big hops and equally strong malt character in the nose. Not really picking up any rye in the aroma.

Okay, the rye does comes through nicely in the flavor. So do the hops, helping give balance to this very flavorful beer. Caramel and citrus linger in the finish. After a couple glasses, I really got a taste for it. It's quite delicious.

Light, buttery and soft mouthfeel, but carbonation seems a tad low. Maybe this is why: tap > growler > hot car > fridge > mouth...over a span of 7 hours.

Another fine offering from this great brewpub, who really should consider bottling. It's much easier said than done, but their stuff is worthy of appreciation by people all over the country, and this is one of their best so far.

[Interesting note: as I was getting my growler filled at the bar, a local news station (didn't catch which one) was filming us for a story on the possible price increase of beer, as many farmers are switching from growing grain to corn due to current demand for ethanol. Guess we'll all see how that one plays out...]
Aug 01, 2007
Minuteman Rye Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 15 ratings