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Rye Wyne Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Ratings: 205
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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4.25/5  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
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Steimie, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

feloniousmonk, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GinsuDave, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Noyt, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

szmnnl99, May 19, 2013
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akuyper, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL waxed and capped bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a really deep and dark brown murky color with white froth.

(S)- Lots of dry raisin and prune meets a subtle oaky bourbon spice note.

(T)- Lots and lots of dry leathery oak with raisin and prune. Ever so slightly fig-like fruity sweetness.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level with lovely barrel characters with lots of dry yet dark fruits. It is quite sweet, but the barrel notes counterbalances that well.

(O)- Great barrel characters meet some dry yet chewy dark fruits. Definitely a nice twist for a rye ale with the obvious use of Templeton Rye barrels.

sweemzander, May 06, 2013
Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
92 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.