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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
85
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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Photo of mvdillman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mvdillman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of slackattack
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

A- black, completely opaque even held up to bright light. Thick, rocky, tan head.

S- rye comes through first, gives way to sweet chocolatey malt.

T- taste follows smell rye, then chocolate, then some bittering hops at the end that linger nicely on the back of the tongue.

M- coats the tongue, feels viscous and full bodied.

O- not the best rye, not the worst. The uniqueness of bringing in the chocolate malts adds a nice complexity.

slackattack, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -21.3%

thereal_adam, May 31, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

g_jenkins, May 27, 2014
Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sourdog, May 24, 2014
Photo of srandycarter
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Very dark, almost black, nice medium tan head, leaves pretty quick. Some spotty lace.

S - Rye, cocoa, licorice and hops all blended together.

T - Taste simliar to smell, with Rye is the first thing I taste, backed up by the rest of the smell attributes.

M - Medium body, light to medium carbonation (enough) , not overly sweet nor dry and a nice balance.

D - Not a HUGE abv, and the flavors are not palate killers, so pretty good session.

srandycarter, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BG718, May 18, 2014
Photo of craftbeerasian
3/5  rDev -21.3%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque, ebony body topped with very thick, very chunky light tan head. Spicy and roasted malt nose; chocolate, pine, and citrus notes. Smooth cocoa and milk chocolate flavors blending together nicely with a zesty hop bitterness and an edge of alcohol sting; minty. Medium-heavy body; slick and oily; slightly dry finish.

A wondrous dark ale adventure with nice roasted and dark grain malt goodness well-blended with nicely balanced hop zing. Flavor and appearance are top-notch. Big, dark, and deliciously drinkable!

beergoot, May 17, 2014
Photo of Cyclone8
4/5  rDev +5%

Cyclone8, May 13, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

a: a thick, solid flat black color - no light. largeee 3 finger rocky frothy white head. looks delicious

s: i love black ales. dark fruits, tropical hops, juicy apricot, roasted malts. so much ripe mango and passion fruit. the kind of smell that makes your mouth water. dank earthy hops - like smelling a columbus pellet.

t: right away the roasted malts and ripe passionfruit are fighting for dominance. they then blend together and fade to a nice smooth chocolate note. then we taste some of the sweet malts - light toffee. finishes with a hint of earthy pine bitterness - just the right amount.

m: medium mouthfeel, that feels a little fuller with all the carbonation. slightly syrup-like

o: super impressed with this. such a nice blend of malts, roast, and hops. tropical fruits and roasted malts and chocolate all harmonized so well. just enough bitterness to add a nice crispness to this and make it savory and refreshing at the same time. i highly recommend this. only complaint is i think it would benefit from a lighter mouthfeel, perhaps

hopsputin, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

PretzelCity, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

AlexFields, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a Bruery snifter. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head. Some stringy patchy lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

This is very roasted and earthen with notes of tobacco, minerals, citrus and pine coming forward. I enjoy how the roast of the grain is seemingly the first thing noted and while the hops are a big player, they fall secondary to the roast of the grain.

The taste is earthy with tobacco, leather, roasted almost chocolate-like grain feel that blends into the aftertaste with almost a smokey appeal. The hop flavors are strong with notes of pine before getting more herbal and dank.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall quite decent but nothibg id want to buy multiples of. I enjoyed that the grain aspect of this was able to stand up to the assetiveness of the hops. Worth a try if you like black ipas.

stakem, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

scottiethebody, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SoCalSuds, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

freshflesh, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

weonfire, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ISmith87
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a stout/porter glass
Bottled 8/8/2013

A - 5 - Quite possible the best looking dark beer I've seen. Pitch black beer with a nice khaki colored head that's super smooth looking, almost like a nitro tap. As it dies down it leaves great lacing and has little peaks and valleys in the head (believe it or not) that make you want to just stare at it for hours.
S - 4 - Pine is the first thing you notice when smelling this beer, followed by the roasted malts and a little bit of grapefruit. Citrus zest. Rye malt.
T - 4.5 - Great tasting beer. Taste is actually a little sweeter than you'd expect with the smell. Grapefruit, pine and orange/nectarine from the hops. Roasted malt and coffee in the background. A bite from the rye malt that keeps the flavor complex and earthy/woody.
M - 4.5 - Nice medium-thick mouthfeel. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is grapefruit/pine/roasted malts.
O - 4.5 - This is a beer deserving of a better rating than it has IMO. For the price it's debatable whether or not it's worth it. $10 for a 750 ml of what's basically a 7% black IPA. 2 Wookey Jack's for $10 at BevMo is probably a better deal, but it's worth it to try it once!

ISmith87, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

petty_crimes, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Buck_Jones, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

greenspointexas, Mar 23, 2014
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.