ClubGonzo’s Easy Ryeder

Easy Ryeder by ClubGonzo, Specialty Grain, 7.2% ABV, 29.4 IBU.

ClubGonzo's Easy Ryeder, Batch no. 38.

ClubGonzo’s Easy Ryeder, Batch no. 38.

This lively carbonated beer looks good!

This lively carbonated beer looks good! (have you ever seen a beer that doesn’t look good in a TeKu?)

Another beer from The Master of Puns! It pours a cloudy, medium orange body with a large, off-white head that is pretty frothy, almost a bit fizzy. It still stays big for a very long time, and it even manages to leave some remnants on the glass. It never shrinks beyond a healthy layer.

The aroma is hoppy, malty, spicy and rather strong. It’s also pretty fruity, with notes of peach and mango. Finally I get some saison-ish yeasty notes.

Strong flavour of sweet generic fruits with faint hints of peach and mango. The spices are evident, although I can’t pinpoint any particular spice, so let’s take the easy way out and call the spicy feel “rye”. It’s actually a bit herbal as well. I also get notes that remind me vaguely funky saison yeast, but I suspect that the spices, herbs and saison yeast are all simply caused by the huge amount of rye. Finally there is a whiff of honey and alcohol in the back. The taste is light to moderate sweet and the long-lasting finish is light to moderate bitter.

It’s smooth on the palate, quite dry, mid-bodied and it has a lively carbonation.

Conclusion: Nice and easy-to-drink beer without other flaws than being no more than “nice”. But nice is good.

Aroma:      6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.3/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Easy Ryeder

  1. I also like this beer. Not a whole lot, but enough that I feel as if my mission has been accomplished: trying out whether or not it was possible to brew a beer with 100 % rye malts. It was. 🙂 And yes, all the spicy saison/spice/herbal notes are in fact nothing but rye – the hops were quite moderate and only for bittering, the yeast a clean WLP001 on low temperatures.

    Fun fact: the first two weeks or so after bottle carbing was finished, the beer was sweet and almost non-descript – disappointingly boring. Then, the grain bill settled in good and completely changed the character of the brew. Rye is some potent shit right there. 😉

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