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Frost Line Rye

Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

A surprising whiff of coffee, dark chocolate and toasted malt is initially apparent. Hops are secondary with an earthy, herbal edge that is restrained. Spicy graininess adds a layer of depth to the considerably deep, rich malt character. The malty theme continues into the initial flavor, with grainy, nutty, and toffee-like aspects, accented by peppery graininess. Hop flavor is moderate and herbal, but the bitterness is fi rm and quite suffi cient to balance the ample malt character. Overall, this malt-focused brew possesses depth and complexity that keeps things interesting while achieving a malty, yet dry impression.

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