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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

250 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | 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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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-15-2014 23:37:18 | More by beernads
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Samuel906

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours a dark black with some dark khaki tinge and a fluffy off white head with great retention. Smell is rye, malt, and hops, very rich nose. Taste is hoppy and bitter up front with some grains and bread finishing it off leaving a distinct rye flavor on the aftertaste. Taste gets a bit muddy with all the different bitter flavors. Mouth feel is medium bodied, smooth, moderate to high carbonation. Overall, a good dry dark ale, but nothing extraordinary. What this beer has going for it is tons and tons of rye which is great, and where most rye beers unfortunately fail.

02-15-2014 12:56:55 | More by Samuel906
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imperialking

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-14-2014 18:22:40 | More by imperialking
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sendsilk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-14-2014 01:21:48 | More by sendsilk
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jegross2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-13-2014 05:13:26 | More by jegross2
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gspeer711

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-10-2014 03:24:10 | More by gspeer711
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blindtiger24

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

23.4 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Obsidian darkness with noticeable single chains of carbonation. Frothy, bubbly, tall mocha head that is sticky, lacy, and retains it's presence through most of the drink.

S: Powerful citrus and pine hop aroma and slight hints of anise, roasted malt, and toffee.

T: Sweet grapefruit and piney hop flavors provide a big bitter flavor that melds with a smack of charred rye. Some earthiness and biscuits under the hop flavors. The end is more on the peppery, bitter side but not too much bite.

M: Smooth drinking, not quite velvety, but there is a richness and stout like quality to the mouthfeel. Bitterness is there, slightly drying the tongue, but tempered enough by sweetness and creaminess. Warming on the throat and slightly boozy.

O: This beer is atypical for The Bruery but it provides a legitimate hoppy option that rounds out their their predominantly Belgian / Wild portfolio. A visually appealing and smooth on the palate beer. There is a lot going on from flavor and smell perspective, but these qualities do not stand out as much as appearance and mouthfeel. Still you combine all of them together, and you have an impressive beer.

02-10-2014 02:51:01 | More by blindtiger24
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-09-2014 02:39:35 | More by nmann08
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2014 03:30:54 | More by williamjbauer
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottle from CraftShack
Pours a fairly dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that that sticks to everything, glass, mustache, etc. Aromas of pine, resin and spice with hints of green onion and citrus. Bready caramel and light roasted grain round out the nose. Bitter resinous spice and pine flavor dominates with a fairly high level of bitterness. Mild caramel, bread, and chocolate provide hints of balance, but this one skews heavy to the hop. Medium to light body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick ashy resinous mouthfeel. Nice Black IPA I really enjoyed this.

01-31-2014 00:53:59 | More by johnnnniee
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2014 18:52:25 | More by Skunkdrool
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

01-27-2014 13:22:47 | More by OnWisconsin
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hbchrisg

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-25-2014 02:46:19 | More by hbchrisg
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mfield14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-24-2014 15:38:57 | More by mfield14
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Callmecoon

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-21-2014 21:41:35 | More by Callmecoon
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simoen

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-21-2014 09:45:30 | More by simoen
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lakeylake

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-21-2014 03:59:13 | More by lakeylake
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-20-2014 22:42:27 | More by jsanford
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WynnO

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-20-2014 11:42:39 | More by WynnO
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-16-2014 01:34:18 | More by mikeburd1128
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TruePerception

California

2.58/5  rDev -32.3%

Batch #1000: Bryeian, Cascadian Dark Rye Ale. 7% ABV.

A: A finger and a half of tan head. Black, with a warm reddish-brown hue in the bottom. Plenty of very fine lacing, which looks to have no intention of leaving any time soon!

S: Dark rye is right! Very dark rye smell. A little bit of char and licorice.

T/MF: Eww! Creamy texture. Tastes likes toast that has been burnt to the point of being nigh unrecognizable! There's a touch of background sweetness, but I can't place it.

This is not the beer for me. I'm contemplating drain pour, but I paid $9 on this, so I'll try to drink it. Who knows; maybe it will get better as it warms!

Poured from a 750mL bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

01-13-2014 08:46:33 | More by TruePerception
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-11-2014 22:16:44 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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daveydapoolman

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-11-2014 08:08:13 | More by daveydapoolman
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travolta

California

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%

Appearance:
Almost pitch black, light brown head with excellent retention, lacing and volume. A rocky and voluminous head, like a whipped cocoa cream puff..

Nose:
Sweet carmel, raisin, fig, vanilla, ash, and dark chocolate.

Taste:
Crisp and perfectly balanced. Crispy and dry in the middle a bit surrounded by sweetness. Figs, carmel, and piney hops bitterness. Some rye dryness.

01-11-2014 01:31:22 | More by travolta
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.