I love rye beer.
And this is a very good rye beer.
It pours a deep amber with a frothy little head and smells of spiced toffee apples.
There’s a whole load of good things going on in here, but for me the rye is the star of the show.
You get toffee and waffles, brown sugar and walnut bread, and a big lip puckering hop punch that’s packed with über dry and pithy mown lawns and herbal leaves, lemon sherbet, orange marmalade, rolling tobacco and lime zest.
The rye seems to work slightly separately from the rest of the malt bill, ganging up with the yeast to create a big spiced frankfurter meatiness, peaty, earthy, sexy and dirty backbone that, when backing up the hops, pushes that lovely rich and woody fresh tobacco flavour forward.
I could drink this always.
Source: Ales By Mail