Pours a clear dark golden amber color with a one inch creamy white head. The head shows great retention. Some thick lacing sheets down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is complex and interesting. Sweet floral hop, rye, malt, and a tropical citrus fruit.
The taste starts with a blend of rye and sweet malts and works into a spicy citrus hop flavor. The finish is sweet with malts and a lingering spicy citrus hop flavor that is slightly bitter and dry.
Medium body with medium carbonation. A smooth creamy mouth feel with dry finish on the palate and a sweetness on the lips.
Overall this is a solid beer with nice flavors. Very drinkable and enjoyable. The rye flavor is up front and center in both the aroma and the taste, which I am really enjoying. The citrus hop flavor works very nicely with the rye. This is the first beer that I have had from Widmer and I am impressed so far! Try one!