Halligan RyePA

22 oz bottle that came to me in a trade about two weeks before it arrived in GA – typical! Oh well, it saved me from buying it, which, as it turns out, was a pretty good thing!
Pour gives a mid orange/amber body with an alarming number of air bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass. The bubbles clear to yield a white, smallish haed that leaves very little lace and fades to a thin layer on the surface of the beer. Color seems a bit light.
Nose and tastes are mainly simple, pale malts and the beer drinks in a similar manner, but it has a really astringent, dry rye note that is a bit overbearing. I’m not a huge fan of rye in general but this seems way out of balance. I didn’t like it at all.
The finish is not clean either, and it leaves an unpleasant tannin like feel coating the teeth.
Overall the rye did a number on me and the second half of the bottle was a drain pour. Ho hum.

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06/10/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.1 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 2
Total: 2.33
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