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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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Batch #1000: BryeianBatch #1000: Bryeian

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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: 27 | 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)
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1.5/5  rDev -60.7%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

OnWisconsin, Jan 27, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Batch #1000: Bryeian, Cascadian Dark Rye Ale. 7% ABV.

A: A finger and a half of tan head. Black, with a warm reddish-brown hue in the bottom. Plenty of very fine lacing, which looks to have no intention of leaving any time soon!

S: Dark rye is right! Very dark rye smell. A little bit of char and licorice.

T/MF: Eww! Creamy texture. Tastes likes toast that has been burnt to the point of being nigh unrecognizable! There's a touch of background sweetness, but I can't place it.

This is not the beer for me. I'm contemplating drain pour, but I paid $9 on this, so I'll try to drink it. Who knows; maybe it will get better as it warms!

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

TruePerception, Jan 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Wedcat, Sep 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

crhea89, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

PlinyBeMiney, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

beernads, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

eulerthegrape, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mctizzz, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

JosephThompson, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

jegross2, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

hbchrisg, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

nmann08, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

drabmuh, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

AApparel, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

greg4579, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

2beerdogs, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

thegerm87, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

tickingtimebomb, Sep 11, 2013
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imperialking, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black with some dark khaki tinge and a fluffy off white head with great retention. Smell is rye, malt, and hops, very rich nose. Taste is hoppy and bitter up front with some grains and bread finishing it off leaving a distinct rye flavor on the aftertaste. Taste gets a bit muddy with all the different bitter flavors. Mouth feel is medium bodied, smooth, moderate to high carbonation. Overall, a good dry dark ale, but nothing extraordinary. What this beer has going for it is tons and tons of rye which is great, and where most rye beers unfortunately fail.

Samuel906, Feb 15, 2014
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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.