Saturday, December 24, 2011

James Younger 1876 Rye Ale

This is brewed for the Bank Beer Company of Hendricks, Minnesota by Brau Brothers Brewing Company of Lucan, Minnesota.  It is brewed in honor of the defeat of the James Younger gang in Northfield, Minnesota in 1876 after a botched bank robbery.  Jesse James was once a member of the gang.

This beer pours a hazy medium dark brown in color with hints and tints of ruby and orange.  There is almost no head, what is there has an off-white color.  The aroma is rye, spicy rye, roasted rye and a bit of dark fruit.  Yep, this is a rye beer.  The taste is a nice roasted, toasted, nutty malt, and a bit of rye toast.  The flavor is better than the aroma.  This beer is decent, but not great.

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