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Rye Knot Brown - COAST Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 64
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

InspectorBob, Oct 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

mmckay41, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

rjknyy, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MacQ32, Oct 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

md655321, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

mikeincharleston, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
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.

jmarsh123, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

scott2269, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

DangerDawg, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

FUwolfpacker, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

jrohrbacher, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

marvin213, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
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.

BlackBelt5112203, Dec 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

MonkeyboyATL, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
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.

Jamesthebrit, Nov 26, 2012
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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.

Bung, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

RussBecker1, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ecmoon3, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

sincereNc, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

EasyReader, Feb 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

exposur3, Dec 22, 2011
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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.

kylehay2004, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

CarolinaKev, Dec 11, 2011
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Rye Knot Brown from COAST Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.