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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

248 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
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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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-10-2013 02:26:53 | More by Rick778
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mctizzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-07-2013 01:32:42 | More by mctizzz
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 21:34:46 | More by StonedTrippin
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jonbonfon

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-05-2013 20:36:17 | More by jonbonfon
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Crazydaddyo

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 19:51:32 | More by Crazydaddyo
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 17:26:49 | More by eawolff99
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Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-04-2013 17:03:41 | More by Tom-Peters
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-03-2013 00:22:41 | More by mrebeka
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-02-2013 22:02:16 | More by tommyguz
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-02-2013 00:29:03 | More by Nightrain87
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 17:52:32 | More by laxer8811
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-01-2013 15:47:16 | More by kjkinsey
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 8/8/13. Poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Black with a significant amount of medium brown head that was thick with good retention.

S - Dark roast, piney bitter hop presence and some secondary chocolate.

T - Sharp bitterness up front with a big piney flavour and some grapefruit. Roast enters mid-palate adding sweetness. The finish is bitter with a touch of chocolate. Good balance between the dark roast and the bitter hop profile.

M - Medium body. Somewhat creamy. Some oily/stickiness. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 01:17:46 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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flayedandskinned

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 8/8/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours an extremely dark brown that verges on black throughout the body with only tinges of brown on the outside edges. A gigantic, 4 finger's tall, thick tan head quickly forms as you start to pour. The head offers fantastic head retention and leaves incredibly thick lacing behind as it gradually dissipates.

Aroma: (4.5)
Juicy, piney centric hops burst forth from the glass and slap your nose as soon as you begin to tilt the glass towards your nose. The hops offer aromas of grapefruit, pine, peach and faint tangerine. Beneath these bright hop characteristics are some more dank, lightly earthy hops that sync up perfectly with the surprisingly aromatic spicy rye that is in the malt bill. Layered underneath the rye are some subtle impressions of slightly roasted coffee and creamy chocolate.

Taste: (4.5)
Just like in the nose, big juicy hops character upfront; grapefruit rind, ripe peach flesh and pine. Just as the bitter hops begin to coat your palate, a big spicy wave of grainy rye malts interjects into the mix. Underneath this rye assault are some chewy notes of chocolate malt. The beer finishes very dry and bitter with long, lingering notes of grapefruit rind, pine, spicy rye and faint baker's chocolate.

Mouthfeel: (4.5)
Robust, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4.5)
A fantastic example of both a black IPA and a rye IPA; It truly is difficult to tell where the hop bitterness ends and rye spiciness begins. Both of the ingredients really play well off of each other and the malt bill while being dark, still allows the crisp, bright hop character to really shine. This beer is fantastic, rightfully so as the Bruery's 1000 batch. Great stuff. Highly recommend while the beer is still fresh!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 21:53:28 | More by flayedandskinned
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-29-2013 19:13:41 | More by greg4579
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northstar23

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-28-2013 04:53:24 | More by northstar23
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hard to tell but I think it says bottled 08/07/2013 so almost two months old.

A: Pours a dark brown with a tall and fluffy light light brown head. Head fades very slowly; fantastic head retention. In fact there is still an island of foam 20 minutes after pouring it. Very dense and heavy lacing. Excellent presentation.

S: Decent roasted malt with quite a bit of spicy rye. Not as hoppy as I expected but has a decent pine presence as well.

T: Yup, definitely piney up front. Loaded with rye immediately following, quite sharp through the middle and finish. Not a whole lot of roasted malt but a mild chocolate presence. Another burst of bitter piney hops in the finish. Rye spiciness accentuates the bitterness. Drying spicy rye aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, quite dry.

O: Not a bad black IPA. Rye stands out here, it's quite dominant. Maybe a little too dominant. Very little roasted malt character and even the pine is buried a bit under all the spice. It's quite good, fairly complex but a little unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 04:42:55 | More by Dope
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-25-2013 15:50:02 | More by iL0VEbeer
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pugartheterrible

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-25-2013 09:00:14 | More by pugartheterrible
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-24-2013 05:44:21 | More by Joshpu
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vesisxptlk

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-23-2013 21:35:06 | More by vesisxptlk
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-23-2013 00:04:59 | More by Bnoise11
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-21-2013 19:52:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-21-2013 14:41:00 | More by Texasfan549
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carTHR33

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-21-2013 04:28:47 | More by carTHR33
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.