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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

260 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Join us in excitement as we release the winning brew from our Batch #1000 homebrew contest - Bryeian! Hard to believe that we've brewed 1,000+ batches of beer and for those who have been with us throughout the years, probably surprising to see that the winner is a hoppy ale! A cascadian, dark rye ale to be exact. Brian Pramov and Bryan Keas, a pair of homebrewers from Denver put together this winning recipe for us and it shined brightly in our competition. The roast of the dark malts, the spice of the rye and the intense hop character combine for a fantastic experience.

(Beer added by: mhaugo on 08-14-2013)
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Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hard to tell but I think it says bottled 08/07/2013 so almost two months old.

A: Pours a dark brown with a tall and fluffy light light brown head. Head fades very slowly; fantastic head retention. In fact there is still an island of foam 20 minutes after pouring it. Very dense and heavy lacing. Excellent presentation.

S: Decent roasted malt with quite a bit of spicy rye. Not as hoppy as I expected but has a decent pine presence as well.

T: Yup, definitely piney up front. Loaded with rye immediately following, quite sharp through the middle and finish. Not a whole lot of roasted malt but a mild chocolate presence. Another burst of bitter piney hops in the finish. Rye spiciness accentuates the bitterness. Drying spicy rye aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, quite dry.

O: Not a bad black IPA. Rye stands out here, it's quite dominant. Maybe a little too dominant. Very little roasted malt character and even the pine is buried a bit under all the spice. It's quite good, fairly complex but a little unbalanced.

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Appearance - dark black with great lacing on the beer. Lots of chocolate colored head

Smell - rich malt flavor and lots of hops!

Taste - chocolate with a hop finish

Mouthfeel - ends quite bitter but nicely carbonated

Overall - this was a fun novelty beer by the bruery. Nothing special, but stil tasty

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750 ml capped bottle. Bottled 8/7/13.

Served chilled into a goblet.

Batch 1000 is a very dark brown ale with thick bone white head. It has great retention, settling very slowly, and leaving some nice lacing behind.

Aroma is a very enjoyable combination of citrusy hops and a sweet vanilla.

Flavor is hoppy but balanced with a sweet roasty malt body. It has great bitterness from the abundant hopping but also from the dark malts. The rye provides a pleasant spice and pumpernickel bread character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced and enjoyable.

Overall a very enjoyable beer. Cheers to the home brewers in Denver who one this prestigious competition. They deserved it.

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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.