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Rye Knot Brown - COAST Brewing Company

Rye Knot BrownRye Knot Brown

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%


Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full bodied dark brown ale. Intense malt character with a slight caramel sweetness. The chocolate and rye malts add to the rich roasted coffee notes.

(Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007)
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 36 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by RussBecker1:
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RussBecker1


4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-20-2012 16:03:12 | More by RussBecker1
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

11-18-2013 00:13:22 | More by mmckay41
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Georgia

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08-02-2013 13:38:49 | More by md655321
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-31-2013 21:47:31 | More by mikeincharleston
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a fairly big creamy beige head. Excellent retention keeping a cap on the beer the whole way down with good chunky lacing.

Distinct nuttiness on the nose. A little bit of roasted malt and coffee as well with perhaps a touch of earthy bitterness.

Flavor starts out with more of a sweet chocolate flavor before really finishing very nutty and spicy. Combo of the grainy nut flavor along with rye is superb.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.

Well done by a brewer I've enjoyed in the past on a style that tends to be fairly even and boring. This one had some distinct characteristics and was a very pleasant beer to put down.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 18:08:51 | More by jmarsh123
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-01-2013 02:59:20 | More by scott2269
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DangerDawg

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-09-2013 23:17:43 | More by DangerDawg
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-26-2012 05:32:49 | More by FUwolfpacker
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-19-2012 03:07:16 | More by jrohrbacher
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marvin213

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-16-2012 22:29:51 | More by marvin213
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 3-finger dense, creamy, foamy cream-colored head. Fantastic retention and phenomenal lacing with sheets of foam running down the glass. This has some of the best head retention and lacing that I’ve seen in a long time.

S – Toasted, nutty, and caramel malts with a hint of spicy rye, as well. There might be a touch of the roasted coffee notes that the bottle talks about, but toasty and nutty malts dominate as they should in a beer like this.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel and chocolate flavors and progresses to more nutty and toasted notes at about mid-taste. A bit of roasted coffee bitterness and a definite rye spiciness can be appreciated at the finish.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with great carbonation, a sticky, creamy, and silky-smooth mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter, spicy, and dry finish. Some roasted bitterness but mostly rye spiciness lingers on the tongue nicely.

O – This is a brilliantly crafted brew and a very interesting take on a brown ale. The appearance and mouthfeel are both phenomenal. The head characteristics are out of this world, and the mouthfeel is absurdly smooth and creamy. It is downright tasty, too. Adding some more roasted malts and some rye definitely set this beer apart from other beers of the style that I’ve had. I’m not sure if it tastes any better or worse than beers of this caliber from the style; it’s just different. This is definitely a beer you should try to get your hands on.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 02:05:13 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

11-30-2012 23:32:51 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours more like a nitro stout than anything else. Huge cream head with very small bubbles. Color is very dark brown with a tinge of red.

S: Nutty... lighter than expected. Hard to define due to a bit of weakness. Malty.

T: Pretty solid. Good nut charachter. Malt comes through well. Balanced by some bitterness. Very earthy. A bit of smokiness.

M: A little light in body. Carbonation is moderately aggressive but not too bad. Bitter develops more than other flavors.

A pretty solid showing from COAST. Def not my favorite from them but a solid brew. One of the better nut browns I've had.... or it is knot brown? Nah it's pretty nutty. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 22:41:55 | More by Jamesthebrit
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Bung

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Dirty brown pour, half finger of cream colored head. Retained pretty well, just slightly sticking to the glass.

Aroma, nutty, chocolatey, toasted malt. Some leather, peat, earthy/herbal hop notes.

Taste, toasted malt, pumpernickel, walnut. Hop notes are herbal, light pine. Faint anise and some coffee as well. Some cocoa, dark chocolate overcomes it.

Maybe mid- bodied. Good carbonation, good drinkability.
Browns are what they are, it is tough to be too overwhelmed by one. But this is one of the better brown ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 03:00:53 | More by Bung
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-17-2012 12:23:59 | More by ecmoon3
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-13-2012 07:03:25 | More by sincereNc
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-27-2011 00:41:56 | More by whitekiboko
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exposur3

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-22-2011 16:24:23 | More by exposur3
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewery.

A: dark brown with some light passing through. Half finger head and lots of lacing.

S: chocolate and light roast malt with some coffee/ espresso notes.

T: lots of coffee throughout this one, more than expected. The sweet chocolate flavor lasts throughout as well and actually overshadows the coffee in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation .

Overall: a very good and very drinkable beer. The chocolate and coffee is more than expected but balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 17:14:53 | More by kylehay2004
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

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12-11-2011 03:55:29 | More by CarolinaKev
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jpro

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Coast... Served in a shaker pint -

A: Dark, dark brown; light tan head forms about a quarter inch of foam and leaves no lace.

S: Light roasty notes; chocolate malt; pungent rye is pretty noticeable throughout the sniff(s).

T: Sweet malt with some nice toasty / roasty notes thrown in... Chocolate and light coffee, too; rye doesn't overpower - just adds a nice extra dimension; maybe a tad of smoke on the end.

M: Full bodied and moderate carbonation; rye adds a touch of dryness and complements the earthy / slightly grassy hops present towards the finish; pretty smooth.

D / O: A nice brew, but not one of my favorites from Coast; a very big, bold brown ale, with a lot going on in the aroma and taste departments... A good fall beer, but nothing I'd go to crazy for.

Serving type: growler

11-26-2011 21:43:30 | More by jpro
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Rye Knot Brown from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.