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Ryely - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 17.63%


Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tempest on 06-17-2011)
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Snagged up a mixed 12 pack of Davidson at a supermarket while traveling through Glens Falls, NY. Definitely a a lager which poured golden in color from the bottle. Floral sweet smell almost as if belgian yeast was being used. Session beer lager style, low abv. Overall midle of the road beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:20:32 | More by Ryanm1
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dogfishandi

New York

2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into an SA pint. Best before NOV 2013 notched.

Ours a deep golden color with some slight haziness. Thin white head fades to a skim layer, decent lacing.

Earthy, mine rally, lager like yeast?, sweet grain, no rye.

Quite a bit of sweet cereal grain, not really getting any rye, maybe a hint only because I know some is in there. Comes off a bit lagery again, maybe more so in the aroma.

Light, crisp, refreshing.

Drinkability is all this has going for it. Despite its bland, light flavor, this still would have been a decent summer drinker had it had some rye qualities. Similar to an adjunct lager, only slightly better.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 21:15:34 | More by dogfishandi
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean golden yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow green apple and malts. In the taste, green apple ryeness, a small hop, and rounded out with a small, sweet malt. A small bite, but mainly smooth and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry green apple rye flavor in the aftertaste. Nice green apple like rye, mellow and just above average.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 18:29:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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Kendo

New York

3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best-by date on the bottle is notched at December 2012. Consumed on 7/13/12.

A: Poured into a Lindeman's stange. Body is clear golden with a 1+ finger foamy whitish head. Good splotchy lace.

S: Not a lot going on in the nose - some cereal grain and florally, perfumey notes.

T: Cereal grains - sweeter than expected, makes me think there's corn in there as an adjunct. I'm not really getting much rye here, if at all. Maybe a hint of spiciness in the aftertaste is about it. Otherwise I'm getting a mainly sweet impression, with some florally hops. Warmth felt in belly - could be the ABV or I could just be hungry.

M: Light in heft. Slightly slick feel.

O: Average sums it up. I like a lot of rye in my rye beers, and it ain't here. . ..

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:27:40 | More by Kendo
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on-tap at The Gutter in Williamsburg. Somewhat misleadingly named the "Summer Rye Ale" on the board.

Pours a clear, lagery yellow colour, with a filmy and insubstantial head of white. Fine bubbling rushing up the sides of the glass, and some patchy lace forms as it goes down. Light body. Colour is bright at least, otherwise a bit unappealing.

Nose is yeasty and dirty. Big whiffs of earthy dust and an awful aroma that almost reminds me of Pride of Ringwood, that most hated of Australian hops. Very pongy.

Taste is extremely light and mild, until and earthy bready yeast character and lashings of metallic bile give an encore on the back-palate which genuinely conjures up Aussie macro lagers. Minimal rye character, with an aftertaste of rye crisps. On top of this, the feel is very light and lacking.

Urgh. It's cleaner than a lot of the worst Australian beers, and it's not actually vomitous to drink, but still, it's very light and bland, with some genuinely unpleasant characters. I might be being harsh just because it reminds me so much of the worst beers I know, but that's probably reason enough to mark it down.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 06:34:11 | More by lacqueredmouse
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface which gradually dissipated.
S: There are light aromas of bready malts in the nose.
T: The initial taste has a light amount of sweetness and is followed by hints of spices from the rye. The rye is slightly more noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: It seems that this beer could use a little more hops; however it’s refreshing enough for being a summer rye beer because the spicy flavors aren’t that strong.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 12:16:59 | More by metter98
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had an imperial pint at Drop Off Service in the East Village. It was billed as a summer rye ale, and I believe it. This is just a nice, satisfying session beer in the same vein as an American wheat ale in that it's simple and clean, showing off a non-barley specialty malt. Instead of the sweet, bready wheat taste, this has the spicier rye character. Very drinkable and though it wasn't the most complex rye beer I've had by a long shot, I'd happily have a couple more pints.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 19:33:50 | More by tempest
Ryely from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.