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