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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

264 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
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:
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

definitely the best black ale ive had in a long time, well hopped and very light for the color, clean even on the finish, uncommon. I know the bruery didn't originally create this one, but the sure executed it well. jet black on the pour, huge off white head, milkshake thick and lasting with ring lacing at every sip. the nose is bitter almost burnt malt and all the west coast hops that the nostrils can handle. hints of dark chocolate too beneath the twofold bitterness. the flavor is just like the nose, not a rich or decadent beer, but something drinkably bold. love the highly hopped black malt flavor, pungent and distinct, dry in the finish but a lasting hop flavor stays with me. the complexity of this is tremendous, as is the feel, its somehow light despite its color and depth of flavor. a great addition to their lineup, I would love to see this available all the time. the rye adds a nice touch without being dominant. just an all around world class beer, the best example of the style I can remember ever having.

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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.