Best beer I've done yet (compared with an AHS scotch ale and a dead guy clone, both of which were very good). This one turned out to be incredibly crisp and well-balanced, with a nice blend of spicy notes from the rye and a good malt backbone that does not become too sweet. The White Labs KÃƒÆ’Â¶lsch yeast finished very clean. As others have pointed out, the juniper was muted. I'm about to try a variation on this, substituting more grain for some of the LME, Wyeast German yeast for the white labs, and Simcoe hops in place of the chinook. I'm going to completely drop the juniper and dry hop in secondary with willamette. Hopefully it tastes as good or better.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.