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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

250 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-09-2013 00:44:57 | More by ralphw56
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-07-2013 15:56:42 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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mactrail

Washington

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%

Seriously dark color, near black, with a lovely sudsy appearance in the Duvel tulip. A rich mouthfeel with lots of creamy carbonation.

Aromatic flavors and a great example of the spicy rye flavors. The hops are a little over the top but it's not insanely bitter. Gummy, grapefruity hop flavors. Pleasant sweet mouthful of hops to go with the bitterness.

I guess it doesn't matter what style this is, but since Black Ale is a category based on nothing but color, I'd rather call it a Rye Beer, which is what the Bruery folks call it. Even the name has rye in it. In any case it's very tasty, and my favorite Bruery beer.

11-07-2013 06:44:29 | More by mactrail
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-06-2013 13:32:33 | More by vermilcj
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abeerdude

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-06-2013 00:32:16 | More by abeerdude
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-05-2013 22:19:43 | More by Hugonaut13
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-04-2013 21:03:05 | More by chippo33
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JesseLara

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-03-2013 22:02:45 | More by JesseLara
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-03-2013 21:33:33 | More by billab914
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-03-2013 20:50:56 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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maltlikker

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

11-02-2013 16:41:53 | More by maltlikker
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

10-31-2013 01:47:25 | More by oline73
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

10-30-2013 12:00:13 | More by Cynic-ale
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-28-2013 23:14:04 | More by jarrgal
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-27-2013 01:21:04 | More by FeelinSurley
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-26-2013 22:33:28 | More by Beerbuddy21
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kk73

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +5%

10-25-2013 03:27:52 | More by kk73
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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

10-24-2013 23:07:38 | More by jemarent
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

The Bruery has promised from the very start NOT to brew an IPA, though they have come close to crossing the line, especially in their Humulus Series. Bryeian is another beer which dances at the line, though technically it's not a Bruery beer, but a homebrewer's concoction. Served on-tap at The Bruery, on to the beer:

Black bodied and topped with a small head of decent retention. The lacing show is a good one as it decorates the glass. Aroma hits the mark for a rye India dark; it's spiced, a little dry, cantaloupe, honeydew, and a hint of roast. To my surprise, the hops are relaxed and not in your face. In this case, I like that.

Very hoppy with a kiss of malt backbone. The hops are oily and bring the flavors of cantaloupe, mixed fruits, passionfruit, mango. The malt doesn't make much mark on the beer until the aftertaste, where a roasty aftertaste takes place. But throughout, there's a dusting of bitter chocolate on those hops. Very tasty and surprisingly easy to drink, and that texture is soft and luxurious.

An Rye India Dark Ale which is also easy to drink? Certainly one here. And probably one of the best one's per style I've had, rye or no rye.

10-22-2013 23:07:49 | More by DoubleJ
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vfgccp

New York

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

A - Stellar looking beer. Thick black body with a deep khaki colored head. The creamy foam towers over the glass and has outstanding retention and lace.

S - Dried resiny hops, lavender. Honey, molasses, light toast and a big, inviting rye bread note.

T - Brewed, dark roasted coffee grounds from the bottom of the press: dark chocolate, bitter char, and an oily acidity. Burnt rye toast, resiny hops, bright wood, and black pepper through the finish.

M - Medium light body with great staying power.

O - Big, hoppy, and char forward.

10-20-2013 19:04:50 | More by vfgccp
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 8/8/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours dark cola brown with a huge three and a half finger light tan head. Nice retention and quite a bit of thick lacing. A good lookin black ale for sure.

Nice piney aroma with rye, roasted malts and a little cocoa.

Bold, well balanced flavors. Bursting with piney and citrus hops up front, nice lingering rye mid sip then mild chocolate malt on the back. A great mix with no alcohol presence.

Medium body. Creamy yet slick with moderate carbonation. Long bitter hop and spicey rye aftertaste.

Nothing too rich or over the top, just a well constructed rye based black ale. A pleasant surprise to see such a tasty hop infused ale from The Bruery. This is one of the best black ales I've tried and definately worth a shot for any fan of the style.

10-19-2013 03:42:53 | More by ThickNStout
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-18-2013 15:50:08 | More by xdtfx
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-18-2013 04:43:35 | More by nrs207
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-18-2013 02:35:23 | More by kscaldef
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oceanpeak

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-16-2013 05:07:11 | More by oceanpeak
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.