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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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Photo of AgentMunky
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.

Completely black. Opaque, with a rich, tight, brown head more suited to a stout than a CDA (Black IPA, whatever). Great lace.

Lightly fruity. Kinda tropical. Hint of chocolate.

The taste is similar - fruit and an undercurrent of chocolate. Orange, zest, dry hops. There is a weird off-taste of something...it's a little, plasticy? I'm not sure.

Dry and sharp. Rich.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Recommended!

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rudzud
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hire with a think almost the finger mocha head that left a thin blanket and sticky lacing that hangs around.

S - Aromas of nice chocolatey malts, light roast, super dank hops, light bitter earthy spicy bitterness. Super wet. Nice rye on the finish.

T - Taste is nice spicy rye, earthy bitter hops, creamy chocolate, roast malts...very light though. Not super bright but solid tasting, alt darker than I'm used to with my black ipas. Lingering bitterness that is pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is solid, nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall I enjoyed this beer, I like a bit more citrus with my black ipas though. Solid offering. I like the rye, a lot, but just don't really care for the hops they used.

Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KristineT
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KevT
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of AApparel
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Wedcat
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of wolf_switzer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ZombieJester
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Swervine44
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottled on 8-Aug-13
Poured into stemless wine glass on 29-Aug-13.

Intense and dank piney hops in the aroma with some rye and hints of citrus that comes off as a little bit smokey.

The taste is more roasted rye than piney hop, but the bittering hop takes over in the last half. Some burnt orange peel's there as well. As I continue to drink, it gets quite salty.

Overall a decent brew, but hard to grasp that this was chosen as homebrew competition winner for Batch 1000. Was there not that many stellar entries? Batch 300... now that one was worthy.

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of PlinyBeMiney
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Ruderaven52
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Two and a half finger head. Some light lacing - not that stick to the glass lacing, but some tiny bubbles that eventually drink back down.

The smell is fresh hops. Piney with some rye. This is a very fresh brew at just over two weeks. The bottle says to enjoy as fresh as possible. This beer smells great.

The taste is dead on with the smell. Fresh hops and pine. Good rye flavor on the finish. There is some orange peel flavor that helps with the bitterness the more I drink. There is something burnt-like or ash. Maybe burnt orange peel?

Another great brew from The Bruery. At 7%, I think you could session this beer. Why couldn't they wait for football season to really start. Great Black Rye IPA. I would love to taste this against Firestone's Wookey Jack, which is one of my favorites in this style.

Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Rau71
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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