Showing posts with label Rye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rye. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cereal Killer (Phillips)

Rye is the new and trendy grain to brew with these days. It ranks up there with the kettle sour. There is nothing wrong with this trend at all. When in used appropriately, rye adds a pleasant dry cereal and characteristic spiciness to a brew.

Cereal Killer = 5/10

Rye is apparent in the nose with its desired spicy cereal aroma. Not use why I am picking up marshmallow, maybe it is the kidlets hot chocolate. Despite the slightly slick mouthfeel, the Cereal Killer delivers the rye. It has the wet cereal, light spicy rye and chewy red apples you might expect. The only flavour not to fade was the sticky cereal. Tasty for a bottle, but might not buy a second one.

Taste +2
Aftertaste 0 
Alcohol Content +1 7.2%
Value +1
Appearance +1

Glassware: Any thing clean will do, the shaker pint would do fine

Food Pairings: Indian food or Thai would do nice. The spiciness would blend together while there is enough maltiness to calm the spicy heat. Hello tofu Pad Thai. Even the carnivores don't mind this dish.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Super Krypton Rye (Phillips)

Have you ever thought that the sequel was not as good as the original. I have felt with way with the Matrix movies and Star Wars. Another sense of disappointment happened with the Super Krypton. It is not that this beer is bad, it is quite tasty. I was expecting a super charged version of the regular Krypton. This is my favourite part of the Hop Box. Maybe this is where expectations tainted experience.

Super Krypton Rye = 6/10 

Super's nose is massive of citrus, booze and a slightly dusty rye. Things start to fall apart at this point. The sip is full but boozy and syrupy. Hops are a big part of this brew: spicy, citrusy and slightly medicinal. What is oddly lacking is the big rye. There is some dry, dusty flavours of this desirable grain but it is overshadowed by the booze and regular bready malts. Don't get me wrong, this is a tasty brew. But I think we were all craving more rye. There could be no other food pairing than a Reuben sandwich.

Taste +2
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content +1
Value +1
Appearance +1

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mill Street Roggenbier

WOOT! This was a sponsorship deal from the bar-keep and C'est What. A good pub should let you try a small sample of any beer. This was snagged on the way out; actually I think it was on the way to the washroom.

Mill Street Roggenbier =4/10

Ratebeer 3.28 80th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Massive nose from a small sample: match sticks and rye bread. The taste was creamy rye and bready hints. This is where the notes end.

Taste +3
Aftertaste 0 (not documented)
Alcohol Content 0 5.3%
Value +1
Appearance 0

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Krypton Rye PA

Rye is one of those other grains that can be used for beer making. You might want to get used to the flavour of rye beer because a potential barley malt shortage is looming. If nothing else, it adds a slightly creamy and spiciness to your pint. Rye beer is getting trendy; even Imbibe ran an article about rye beers. As with anything trendy; Phillips is all over it. Good thing too, rye and hoppy beers are a perfect match.

Krypton Rye PA = 7/10

Ratebeer 3.4/5
Beer Advocate B+

The nose presented itself as soon as you pulled off the cap: peach, citrus (lime and grapefruit) and spicy grains. There is a unique creaminess that carries a massive wash of hop flavours. Cool lime, grapefruit and floral hop sweetness dominate the subdued light caramel malts. The rye is there as a low astringency grainy spiciness. It is hard to explain; once you taste the rye, you can never forget it. This great IPA left a long linger of lime and citrus bitterness.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Value +1
Appearance +1

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