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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by blindtiger24:
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

23.4 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Obsidian darkness with noticeable single chains of carbonation. Frothy, bubbly, tall mocha head that is sticky, lacy, and retains it's presence through most of the drink.

S: Powerful citrus and pine hop aroma and slight hints of anise, roasted malt, and toffee.

T: Sweet grapefruit and piney hop flavors provide a big bitter flavor that melds with a smack of charred rye. Some earthiness and biscuits under the hop flavors. The end is more on the peppery, bitter side but not too much bite.

M: Smooth drinking, not quite velvety, but there is a richness and stout like quality to the mouthfeel. Bitterness is there, slightly drying the tongue, but tempered enough by sweetness and creaminess. Warming on the throat and slightly boozy.

O: This beer is atypical for The Bruery but it provides a legitimate hoppy option that rounds out their their predominantly Belgian / Wild portfolio. A visually appealing and smooth on the palate beer. There is a lot going on from flavor and smell perspective, but these qualities do not stand out as much as appearance and mouthfeel. Still you combine all of them together, and you have an impressive beer.

blindtiger24, Feb 10, 2014
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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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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.

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Appearance - Dark brown. Decent khaki head. Nice surface wisps and even some lace.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Roasty malt. I get some faint rye.

Taste - Aggressive grapefruit hop. Spicy rye character. Coffee roasted malts and some bitterness. A hint of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I wanted dislike it, but it's not bad.

Alieniloquium, Dec 03, 2013
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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.