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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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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 40
Gots: 67 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Kelp, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

davesway10, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#7 of cellar diving


Foamy white head lingers nicely and leaves pillowy white foam on the sides. Nice collar of foam.

Loads of vanilla, caramel, oak, dates, spicy!

Smooth, delightful, peachy, sweet, boozy. Rye loaf is dead ringer. Lots of caramelized ginger, guava, pineapple, apricot, cherry... Smooth even carbonation, sweetness is solid and well placed. Bitter bite is not even close to present. Thin with lots of backend bite.

A nice even Rye offering. By far the more rye forward brew I've ever had. Brau Bros. did a great job with Rye Wyne.

chugalug06, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

JMBSH, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

bennetj17, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Gonzoillini, Sep 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

drummermattie02, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CCutch, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

TMoney2591, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottling.

A: Dark brown, but a slightly cloudy appearance gives it the look of burnt umber. Forms a smallish bubbly head. Reduces down to a thick, bubbly ring around the edge and a light surface coating. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is a mix of heavy, sweeter malts and oak barrel. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, whiskey. Darker fruits to a lesser extent.

T: Taste is pretty big...Moderately sweet. Mostly brown sugar. Caramel, vanilla, oak. There is a definitely some spice in this, but I'm unable to tell if it's from the rye or the higher alcohol. Finish is long with a mild vanilla sweetness.

M: Again, this is a big beer. Full bodied. Lower carbonation, but not flat. Not necessarily bitter, but there is a drying astringency to the beer. Alcoholic heat.

O: A rye beer aged on rye whiskey. A nice concept and well executed. Big, alcoholic, and spicy. A bit surprised this one isn't generating bigger hype.

Florida9, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

drewone, Aug 21, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

douginromeo, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jcjerabek, Aug 07, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 2011 bottle.

Pours deep rich brown. Fair amount of head with resiliant lacing.

Smells of rye wiskey. Barrel. Lots of dark fruits. Also apple jam booze notes.

Speaking of booze; where is it? No heat. Definately a sipper with lots of sweetness. Good example where the barrel gives flavor over boozy heat.

Thick and slightly sticky on the palate. Best Brau Brothers I have had.

Overall quite nice.

Powderhornphil, Aug 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

King_KongDCO93, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

striker2160, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ygolordned, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

aflies, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jklecko2, Jul 19, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
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.

johnnnniee, Jul 10, 2013
Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
92 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.