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Great South Bay Brewery
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(Beer added by: SkunkWorks on 12-12-2010)
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| Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
this one just appeared in bottles, so figured i'd give it a whirl. enjoyed from a gsb mason jug.
a - brew pours a fairly dark purple with ruby highlights and a generous finger of frothy head that never fully left the beer, but thinned out to about an 1/8 in skin on the surface. streaky lacing clung to the glass as i sipped the beer.
s - the nose is a malty soggy grape. the rye seems to give it a grainy glossing and overall the nose starts to lean more towards a scotch ale.
t - rye is heavy here and works well with the malt to give a very wintery vibe. that being said, it is all malt. a bit toasted, a bit biscuity...kind of even marzen-like.
m - medium bodied. nothing too out of the ordinary.
o - overall, decent winter beer, nothing to go crazy about. i find that rye works best with a nice dose of hopping which this one lacks. kind of marzen, kind of scotch ale and then slap some grainy rye on top.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 23:08:03 |
More by cosmicevan
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Amber pour. Clear with some carbonation bubbling to the surface. Minimal lacing. Slight amount of foam.
S - Smell of rye and spices is present. The smell is kind of unique. The aroma of rye grain and peppery spice is really enjoyable.
T - Flavor is refreshing. Strong flavor of fresh rye seed. Finish has a little amount of heat, and and earthy flavor.
M - Decent feel, but it does tend to linger a while. While the beer is easily sessionable, the potency of the flavors may overwhelm your palate. Would be great with snack foods.
O - I liked this one. I'm finding I like the seasonals from GSB more than the regular lineup. For those that get a kick from rye beers this is a good one.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-04-2012 20:36:29 |
More by socon67
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Nice reddish color with a thin head that sticks around, but with little lacing.
S: Spicy notes from the rye are most prominent with a bit of hop and malt for balance.
T: Loads of rye spiciness to it. Light malts come through with slight hop notes. Very peppery which is nice in a rye.
M: A medium body, but a bit on the thinner end of the medium spectrum. Good carbonation.
O: Rye beers will always burn out the palate at about the same rate a strong IPA would. Not a sessionable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-28-2010 04:35:18 |
More by ryantaussig
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy light tan head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a moderate caramel malt, ribust rye spice and herbal hop.
The smell featured a round, sweet malt peppered with rye spice and an herbal hop. Not much juniper detected.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a tasty and robust rye ale.
Serving type: growler
12-14-2010 00:32:36 |
More by plaid75
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is my 200th review!
Had on tap at Bobbique in Patchogue, New York. The bartender said that they just tapped the keg, so I figured "I haven't had a Great South Bay beer yet, so this is probably a good opportunity!" Served in a mug.
Look: dark red without a whole lot of haze. My glass was served without a head but that was due to how it was served as my girlfriend had it with a one finger, slightly off white head. A bit of carbonation is visible.
Smell: smells like a bit of rye, juniper berries, a bit of spicy hops. There's a bit of wheatiness to it but I think that is because of the rye rather than the presence of wheat. As it warms to room temperature, the alcohol comes out a bit in the aroma a bit more than I'd expect from a beer that clocks in under 7%.
Taste: I have just begun drinking rye beers so its hard for me to entirely appreciate this one, but I am guessing the flavors I cannot put my finger on emerge from the rye. That would probably be what contributes the maltiness. There's also a bit of spiciness of some holiday spices, some breadiness, and a bit of the juniper berries. Quite malty without a whole lot of hop bitterness. Tastes like a good, solid Christmas beer.
Feel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, but a nice mouthfeel without any alcohol bite or astringency.
Drink: fairly easy to drink but I don't know if I would drink pint after pint of this.
Overall, not the greatest but still quite good. I am glad that there are a number of emergent craft brewers on Long Island and I will certainly be giving Great South Bay a fair shake from now on. I would certainly give this one a try if you're on Long Island. Cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
12-12-2010 21:35:54 |
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