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Rye Wyne Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Rye Wyne AleRye Wyne Ale

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BA SCORE
93
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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 40
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

One of the few small grains still grown in Southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one-of-a-kind ale brewed and aged in tiny Lucan, Minnesota.Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought North from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 04-08-2012)
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

09-01-2012 03:12:52 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LiverBelly for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, rye, whiskey, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and whiskey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the taste in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 20:53:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color, with two fingers of foam and impressive lace - surprising for a beer at this ABV level

Smell: Rye whiskey barrel, toffee and a vaguely vinous character

Taste: Flavors don't follow the aroma, at all, as there is a strong vinous flavor, with Oude Bruin tartness, in the front end; by mid-palate, the rye whiskey barrel starts to come through, bringing caramel, vanilla and spice to the mix; both strains battle it out in the finish as this beer is going to take some more time in the bottle to settle down

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the more complicated beers I have encountered; with "Wyne" in the name, the complexity of the vinous elements is to be expected, though I am having trouble wrapping my head around how this was achieved in Whiskey barrels; I cannot say I am loving this right now as the flavors have yet to coalesce, but this might well turn out to be extraordinary in a couple of years; time will tell, but as I don't live in the distribution area, I doubt I will find out

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:21:33 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-30-2012 13:36:15 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a clear copper color with a small tan head. Light citrus and pine hops on the nose, definitely a lot of rye, bread, and toffee. There's a hint of toast, some whiskey, and a nice bit of vanilla. The flavor is a bit more pine forward than expected and somewhat bitter. Sweet caramel and toffee malts, vanilla, and whiskey to balance that out. Quite a bit of rye malt, light citrus flavor to it as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 01:09:45 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2013 12:29:35 | More by acurtis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wedding snifter.

2011 vintage. Let's get some rye ale aged in rye barrels, eh? This stuff pours a brackish sienna topped by a half-finger of off-sandstone foam. The nose comprises caramel, whiskey, candied orange peel, toasted toffee, and a hint of what seems like red wine grapes. The taste brings in more of the same, with a lot of the Templeton Rye coming through, a touch of buttercream, and a bit of wood for the sake of it. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a solid rye-barrel-aged rye beer, one that brings enough complexity to make me happy for several helpings. Good times.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 05:37:48 | More by TMoney2591
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brau Brothers 2011 Rye Wyne Ale. Ale Aged in Used Rye Whiskey Barrels. Brau Brothers Brewing Company, Lucan, Minnesota. ABV:???

Dark crimson coloring, a rich ruby, with a narrow layer of foam.

Aroma: Wine hits first. (I know this is not wine-barrel-aged, but that's what I'm getting.) A touch of sour, a twist of tannins, deep and fruity. Then the bourbon slips out from under the covers. Raisins coming through, now, and other dark fruits. Incredible. Gorgeous.

Taste: In the mouth, it's both mighty and mellow. A beautiful blend of barley-wine and bourbon. Some cocoa, plenty of dark fruit, lots of luscious malt.

I'm going to stop thinking about my drinking and read this label. "One of the few small grains still grown in southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one of a kind ale brewed and aged in tinny Lucan, Minnesota. Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought north from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa."

Love it. Boast-less and gobbledygook free. This is utterly fantastic,ale, so flavorful, so rich and robust, clearly the finest beer to come out of Lucan, Minnesota, and I hope I don't stop saying that. Brau Brothers keeps getting better and better and doing more and more. Mmmm. Just plain ol' mmm, mmm, and yum.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 08:28:25 | More by feloniousmonk
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

02-16-2013 20:08:49 | More by oline73
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-12-2013 18:25:04 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-21-2013 19:40:31 | More by imperialking
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-07-2013 18:00:37 | More by InspectorBob
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-22-2013 04:19:46 | More by XmnwildX12
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-19-2013 01:00:41 | More by duceswild
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in spring 2012. Pours fairly clear red copper amber color with a nice 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, toffee, vanilla, coconut, toast, molasses, bourbon, oak, and rye spiciness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of the barrel/malt character. Taste of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, molasses, coconut, oak, vanilla, bourbon, earth, floral, and rye spiciness. Slight bitterness with a lightly tart fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, coconut, molasses, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and light rye spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of malty flavors; with a great balance of malt/barrel flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged rye barleywine! Huge balance and complexity of flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:02:54 | More by superspak
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-21-2013 05:28:02 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-21-2013 19:33:37 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2013 18:40:54 | More by Kelp
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -40%

09-16-2013 16:48:15 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-29-2013 18:06:29 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-18-2014 16:14:29 | More by liamt07
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in trade form MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet dark sugary malts with hints of plum and prune. Light vinous grape skin aroma, a touch of alcohol and a nice vanilla and woody touch. The flavor starts off sweet sugary malts but that is whisked away by oak and spirits as well as the fruit from the aroma. Ligth spicy tartness rounds out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carboantion and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged brew that I'd never heard of until the bottle arrived at my doorstep.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 23:44:43 | More by johnnnniee
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2013 21:49:46 | More by Rhettroactive
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen who sent me this one for the sole purpose of ticking it! Shared during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Vintage 2011! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured brown with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, rye, spice, wood, sweet alcohol, and vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, rye, spice, vanilla, wood, sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. All of the right flavors were going on here with a nice mix of rye with the base style which gave it a nice spiciness. The barrel added a nice touch to this one as well and kept it interesting after each sip. The vanilla added a nice touch and helped to cover up the sweet alcohol aspect going on here. Definitely worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 10:59:36 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage poured in to oversized CBS snifter.

A - Dark brown with a faint amber glow around the edges. Half a finger of tan coloured head that reduced to a thin layer.

S - A big oak aroma up front is complimented by sweet caramel, toffee and brown sugar notes from the base beer.

T - Oak is dominant without drowning out the base beer. A big overall sweetness full of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and spice compliment the barrel qualities and a touch of funk is present as well. Other flavours develop as I continue to drink - raisin, maple and fig.

M - Medium body. Creamy and smooth. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 01:39:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
93 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.