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SunRyes Ale - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: whynot44 on 08-03-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

thufflife, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

brewlover517, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

jaydoc, Feb 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

LambicPentameter, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of scratch69
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

I had this on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy, light amber color with one fingers worth of lingering white head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Bread and sweet malt aroma.

Taste- Pale malt flavor with caramel sweetness and light hop notes.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of fizzy carbonation.

Overall- Decent and drinkable, but not outstanding.

scratch69, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

roadies, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Jayhawk
4.13/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

To begin with, I must say this is an unusual rye beer. I'm reviewing this as if it's an English Pale Mild Ale, which is what it tastes like to me.

I bought a six pack with a best by date of 9/2012. Came in a brown bottle and poured vigorously into a pint glass. Coppery color with a nice off-white 2 finger head.

Smell is malty with light hops...very light hops. Taste is the same - this has no rye bite or sourness found in other rye beers I've had in the past. If I were rating this as if it were a rye beer, I'd drop the scores significantly down to about a 2 overall. However, it tastes like a lovely English Pale Mild Ale...a style I rarely find in the states and really like. It's my favorite session style, and I wish my local Irish pub where our Irish session is served this...it's a great, light ale to drink while playing music for 4 hours in a row.

Anyway, taste is malty with light hops, very smooth and drinkable, and no aftertaste.

All in all, if you're not expecting a classic rye beer, it's grand.

Jayhawk, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

skyisland, Aug 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Jeffy5050, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.85/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear and tan with a one finger white head and fair lace, some rising bubbles.

Smell is grainy and lightly sweet, nothing particularly special.

Taste is grainy with grassy and sweet notes.

Feels pretty thin and could use a bit more carbonation.

Overall I'm not too impressed with this one.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A modest, creamy, white head lasts a good while, leaving slight lacing over a clear, dark gold beer.

Has an aroma of straw with some caramel and white pepper. Unfortunately, there is also some wet cardboard.

SunRyes is rather unassuming and neutral in a Rohrbach pint glass. One can, however, discern some caramel and there are light grains in the modest finish.

The light body, watery texture and fizzy carbonation are reminiscent of macro lagers. There is also a light astringency.

A fine drinking beer with pizza while watching a ballgame. Weston seems to gear their beer toward a specific clientele. However, I think they would do well to take some risks with bolder, less mainstream, offerings.

SLeffler27, Feb 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Kahlerbock, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Beerbythepool
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was a new beer at the local bottleshop and I tried it out, since it was made in Missouri. Not very good.
Bottle to pint glass
1 finger head and no lacing.
I smell corn, and grain mostly.
The taste is more adjunct that rye, very boring. I tried to like it and it was better with food or maybe that covered up the taste.
The mouthfeel is thin in the back of the mouth and very flat feeling, like an old keg beer.
The finish is metallic and doesn't make you want to go back for more.
Not much info on the label, but I am guessing that a new brewery picked up an old name.
I guess there is some rye in here, but not very clear flavor, confusing because the beer is called SunRye's so I expected a heavy dose of rye. Better luck next time.

Beerbythepool, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of Tballz420
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored body, small off-white head. Sweet malts take the nose. Can't say i'm too familiar with rye beers, so this taste is a little unfamiliar to me. Im going to assume its the rye. Light malts and a touch of a hop presence. Thin mouth. Maybe im just not a fan of the style, but this one doesn't do much for me.

Tballz420, May 31, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark golden color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, rye, yeast, slight hop, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Rye Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight hop, slight honey, rye, and slight citrus. Overall, decent appearance and aroma.

Tone, May 26, 2010
Photo of Parrotbeak
2.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy light amber with a patchy white head.
Smell is sourdough bready malts, with some faint ginger.
Taste is more sour, bready malts, with some more faint ginger and some hints of cinnamon. Finish is slightly spiced malts.
Mouthfeel is fairly crisp, with a dry finish. Decent level of carbonation. Light body.
Drinkability is okay. Pretty bland, with some notably negative aspects.

Parrotbeak, May 01, 2010
Photo of emerge077
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a tulip with a slight amount of foam, barely covering the surface. A swirl produces a flurry of bubbles under the surface, they rise and dissipate quickly.

Definite earthy rye smell, sort of bready with an overripe cantaloupe sweetness. Flavor is earthy too, with a watery thin body. Some bready elements in the aftertaste, but the flavor is a ghost after it hits the tongue. Pretty nondescript without much to distinguish it from other beers out there. Easy enough to finish one, won't go out of the way to try again though.

emerge077, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of weinfury
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First try at the 2009 version of the beer. The brewery added pasteurization this year.
Amber in color. Very noticeable rye flavor adds to dryness and balances sweet malt flavor.
Not heavy on hops but some are evident at the finish.
If you only tried this one last year it might be worth another try. I tried on tap at the brewery and out of a bottle from retail.

weinfury, May 23, 2009
Photo of iceball585
2.4/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Golden brown color, semi-transparent, one finger thick fluffy head that lowered slowly, some tiny bubbles rising

S- Fruity, rye, spices, wheat, grains, fairly sweet

T- Old grains, pepper, musty, rye, spices, tangy

M- Medium body, medium/heavy carbonation, fizzy

D- Not worth trying

I really don't know what they were going for with this beer. I hope that somehow I just had a bad bottle otherwise I can't imagine this brewery lasting very long.

iceball585, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of russpowell
2.17/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours copper with loads of effervescence & 2 fingers of beige head. Minimal lacing & head retention

S: Peppery, a bit of hickory smoke?

T: Metallic, then peppery & a whisper of smoke up front. Caramel fights through an annoying steel taste, plus an off taste as well (like infection). Finish is more or the same, drain pour....

MF: Thinnish, with prickly carbonation

Drinks slow due to detractors. I think I'm done with this so-called brewery. Avoid products from these guys, I know I will for now on!

russpowell, Aug 22, 2008
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SunRyes Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.