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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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Batch #1000: BryeianBatch #1000: Bryeian

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BA SCORE
88
very good

50 Reviews
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Reviews: 50
Hads: 268
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 4.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: mhaugo on 08-14-2013

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.
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Reviews by stakem:
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a Bruery snifter. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head. Some stringy patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

This is very roasted and earthen with notes of tobacco, minerals, citrus and pine coming forward. I enjoy how the roast of the grain is seemingly the first thing noted and while the hops are a big player, they fall secondary to the roast of the grain.

The taste is earthy with tobacco, leather, roasted almost chocolate-like grain feel that blends into the aftertaste with almost a smokey appeal. The hop flavors are strong with notes of pine before getting more herbal and dank.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall quite decent but nothibg id want to buy multiples of. I enjoyed that the grain aspect of this was able to stand up to the assetiveness of the hops. Worth a try if you like black ipas. (915 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 (306 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (701 characters)

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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.