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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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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-04-2014 06:13:38 | More by PretzelCity
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-01-2014 13:25:15 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-26-2014 18:48:31 | More by AlexFields
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 13:22:29 | More by stakem
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scottiethebody

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-19-2014 05:29:19 | More by scottiethebody
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SoCalSuds

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-18-2014 03:32:51 | More by SoCalSuds
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2014 07:21:11 | More by freshflesh
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-08-2014 01:57:16 | More by weonfire
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +16%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:49:21 | More by ISmith87
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MrGone

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-06-2014 04:20:46 | More by MrGone
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-04-2014 03:08:59 | More by afsdan
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petty_crimes

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-24-2014 07:55:07 | More by petty_crimes
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 21:04:56 | More by Buck_Jones
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-23-2014 15:48:21 | More by greenspointexas
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oldsailor

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2014 02:45:29 | More by oldsailor
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-15-2014 13:25:47 | More by HopsintheSack
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kmanjohnson

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-14-2014 22:36:16 | More by kmanjohnson
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-13-2014 15:47:21 | More by drabmuh
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notchucknorris

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-12-2014 03:32:26 | More by notchucknorris
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Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 08:35:12 | More by Chuggernaut00
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7% ABV, 08/08/13 etched into the bottle.

A - The giant dollop of mouse-like khaki head takes it's sweet time to reduce to a clumpy pile of foam, all the while leaving heavy sheets of lace on the tulip above the dark black beer.

S - Sharp American hops prick the nose with pine needles and sap-caked pine cone while grapefruit rind pleasantries and a rubbery new tire smell floats amidst the spicy rye and moderately roasted barley malt.

T - Tasting like a hopped-up porter, Bryeian is heavily roasted with notes of chocolate and molasses feeding into the spicy rye malt bill before American hops take over with overtones of pine and subtle citrus notes on the finish.

M - Between the roasted malt astringency and piny hop profile, Bryeian is slightly acrid, leaving the medium-bodied beer finishing quite dry and bitter.

O - The addition of rye malt to a Cascadian Dark Ale is a logical and welcome progression of the relatively new style but, Bryeian doesn't strike me as either the type of beer The Bruery would choose to produce (had they not held the competition) nor one that would win an award out of 200 entries. While Bryeian is a good beer, I find it to be a little overly roasted and underhopped; roasted malts rise above everything else rather than being complimentary but by no means is it a bad offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 18:27:20 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Williaar

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2014 04:37:26 | More by Williaar
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2014 06:00:36 | More by Gobzilla
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-23-2014 01:24:20 | More by thegerm87
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-15-2014 23:37:18 | More by beernads
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.