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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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very good

259 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
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:
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.

(Beer added by: mhaugo on 08-14-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

djaeon, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

MarkyMOD, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

KristineT, Sep 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

KevT, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

AApparel, Sep 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Wedcat, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

tbone1384, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wolf_switzer, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

warnerry, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ZombieJester, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Swervine44, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  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.

Rollzroyce21, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

brotherloco, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

PlinyBeMiney, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

2beerdogs, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Ruderaven52
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Ruderaven52, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

1424IpA, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Rau71, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

largadeer, Aug 21, 2013
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.