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Brewer's Alley 1634 Ale - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

Brewer's Alley 1634 AleBrewer's Alley 1634 Ale

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BA SCORE
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%


Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"1634 Ale" was created by Tom Flores, master brewer at Brewer's Alley, following research of historic recipes and raw materials available in centuries past. "We used ingredients that would have been found in the austere conditions of early colonial Maryland," said Flores of his rye-based ale recipe that also includes malted wheat, molasses and caraway. Flores says caramel and dark malts round out the flavor of the "lighter bodied ale."

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 05-30-2009)
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Reviews by nimrod979:
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Murky copper color with a small white head... Leaves a tiny bit of lacing.
Light malty aroma. Taste is sweet malts and molasses, Rye grains. Smooth and Slightly creamy. Small bitterness shows in the finish. Overall not bad, probably Brewers' most unique offering.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 00:29:13 | More by nimrod979
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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The nose holds a strong alcohol scent that needs to disappated before it subsides to a rye, barley and chocolate malt.

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I found this to be a different and interesting beer that is a good example of a Rye.

Serving type: bottle

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I liked this quite a bit. The molasses and spices were enough to make it interesting, but without being too much. The taste was complex and had a good development from first sip to aftertaste. Worth a try. Something I'd like to have from time to time, but not every week.

There was initially the possibility that this was going to be a limited production for a temporary period ( http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2009/05/28/nearly-400-year-old-maryland-beer-finally-available-in-stores/ ) but it's still around three years later.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 04:42:27 | More by DKHNOVA
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Brewer's Alley 1634 Ale from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.