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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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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 40
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
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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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GregSVT

Texas

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

750ml red waxed bottle into a snifter - 2011 Vintage

A: Pours a hazy dark blood red with a big light tan head that fades to a ring and leaves a ton of lacing on the glass.

S: Upon the first whiff you can definitely tell this is a rye beer. Plenty of dark fruits, plumbs, dark cherries, and raisins. A few swirls reveal the barrel character with nice notes of vanilla and whiskey.

T: The taste is very similar to the nose with a big blast of rye malt and dark fruits along with some vanilla and whiskey. Very complex beer that keeps changing with each sip. On one sip I get dark red fruits like plumbs, red apples, and dark cherries and on another sip I get barrel and malt.

M: The feel is creamy and on the thicker side of medium.

O: I like this one but I think I prefer Rye on Rye just a little bit more. Still a tasty beverage and one I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 02:58:23 | More by GregSVT
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BigE90

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-26-2012 18:50:55 | More by BigE90
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gorby10826

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-16-2012 21:18:13 | More by gorby10826
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

09-15-2012 14:13:49 | More by zenwatts
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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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.

4.0 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a good bit of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Awesome nose on this. Rye whiskey is the most prominent aroma and offers a spicy earthiness, leather, melon, apple, oak, and plenty of vanilla. Booze is well hidden. The base follows suite with the rye as well as lots of caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, and dates.

4.0 T: The base comes out more in the taste. Raisin leads the force, followed by tobacco, and leather. Plum, dates, caramel, and spicy earthy rye next. The whiskey is surprisingly complementary here, but it works really well. Oak, melon, apple, and vanilla follow. Again the booze is well hidden. Quite tasty.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. The only thing I don't like is that it's a bit too chewy and causes some amylase clumping in the back of my mouth.

4.5 D: The taste was borderline 4.5, so a bonus here. Really tasty beer. I wish more breweries would make rye wines or imperial ryes or whatever you want to call them.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 01:05:52 | More by DavoleBomb
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Lob

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-27-2012 12:50:43 | More by Lob
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Mick91

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-24-2012 00:29:31 | More by Mick91
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-20-2012 03:12:22 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-18-2012 22:48:34 | More by IpeeA
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-13-2012 20:46:38 | More by Oboogie
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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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otto251068

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

08-11-2012 03:00:19 | More by otto251068
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-10-2012 03:49:05 | More by WYVYRN527
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-02-2012 16:35:36 | More by cmannes
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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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Buebie

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Letting it sit in the fridge for weeks I finally said fuck it. Grilling some gourmet burgs tonight, pairs well with the additions or roasted peppers and bacon. Ground beef from Angus Meats.

Hard pour into an over sized snifter. Big frothy 3 inch tan head. Slow to settle but on its way down leaves thick clumpy bubbles and lace along the walls.
A solid cap of retention.
color is a burnt red, that is pretty dark and cloudy.

Aroma of charred barrels, fermented cherries, rye whiskey, oats, maple brown sugar and loads of malt and a little chocolate.

Taste is also exceptional, 11% abv is nowhere to be found.
Sweet, but not overwhelming. Malt delight, oranges, tart fruit, maple, toasted wood, smooth and low key booze, rye spice. Man this is a full flavored brew.
Mouthfeel is super slick, bordering greasy but not in a bad way.
carbonation is present but put back in its place by a thicker body.

For me the aroma and lace show were the best part of this brew. Taste is great but aroma and taste didnt seem to match up.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 23:15:05 | More by Buebie
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-24-2012 13:46:33 | More by Mealhouse
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kenm2118

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-24-2012 02:13:48 | More by kenm2118
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ratty918

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-20-2012 02:47:02 | More by ratty918
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Says 2011 on it. Pours almost black with no head. Oaky aroma and a bit of roasty grain, lots of booze here. Tastes of bourbon and some roasted malt, a little chocolate sweetness and spicy rye finish but mostly sweet. Comes in pretty hot. Heavy mouthfeel, almost syrup and very little carbonation. This one is a definite sipper. Share the big bottle. A nice winter warmer brew for sure, but not sure it is my thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 02:38:56 | More by BMMillsy
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2012 22:40:18 | More by djschnabel
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at a good temperature with a fine, thick, foamy, cream-colored head that slowly settled and lots of glass coating lace. Color is a dark, clear brown amber. Aroma is very mild, hop, whiskey, malt. Flavor's like nose, sweet and carbonic tang up front with bitter right behind along with the rye whiskey flavors, malt. Body is great, ditto carbonation. Finish is very long, like flavor, and boozy.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 01:48:40 | More by drpimento
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biniek13

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2012 15:57:33 | More by biniek13
Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
93 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.