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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 259
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 beagle75:
Photo of beagle75
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a half-pint chalice.

A: Opaque black color with two fingers of persistent light beige foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Aggressively piney, with relatively mild milky chocolate and baking spices.

T: Begins dry, with volatile resinous hops aromatics and dark cakey malt. The first half is very green, while the second half is dark and bitter--but with a spicy edge.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slick on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A very good black IPA; similar to some of Sierra Nevada's best small batch beers of the style. Hops qualities soar over the malt, but remain stolidly focused on coniferous qualities. Flavors are generally good, but with a monotonous tendency.

beagle75, Dec 22, 2013
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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 259 ratings.