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Brimstone Ryewine - DuClaw Brewing Company

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very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: duceswild on 04-01-2014

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little too sweet, but overall not a bad beer from these guys.

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3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi tart apricot front with medium malt finish. Hefty but not overwhelming.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a deep crimson red color with a tiny cream colored head. The head fades super-fast leaving some foamy islands on the surface of the brew and clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a darker fruit aroma mixed with tons of molasses and brown sugar. The darker fruits are a nice mix of raisin and fig with a little bit of dark cherry mixed within. Along with all the sweet smells comes some rye bread aromas as well as a little bit of an earthy smell. With a light boozy rum aroma joining the rest, the overall smell is sweet, warming, and very enjoyable.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice fruity and sugary sweet taste met with a rather moderate rye flavor. The sweet fruit flavors are of a dark fruit nature with cherry and plum being the strongest, but also containing some flavors of grape and apple. The sugary flavors are as would have been expected from the nose with some molasses and a good showing of brown sugar. Some candied sugar tastes are present upfront as well, giving a somewhat fruit candy flavor to the taste at the start. The candied sugar fades a bit however as the taste advances with the sugar and fruit flavors lighten slightly and the rye flavors become a bit more potent. While the sweet fades some, the taste of the brew remains relatively sweet overall even to the end of the taste. In the middle a lighter alcohol taste comes to the tongue, bringing a little bit of heat. Right at the end, an earthy and herbal hop taste join the flavor profile, mixing with the quite sweet fruit and sugar, boozy rye bread flavors nicely leaving a very pleasantly robust, sweet, and lightly hopped barleywine flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is quite low. The super thick and creamy body are fantastic for the blend of sweet and lightly hopped warming tastes allowing all the flavors to really soak into the tongue. The lighter carbonation only accentuated the flavors more and creates one fantastic feel overall.

Overall – This is a quite a wonderful barleywine. While rather sweet, the thick rye and bit of hop flavor that comes at the end of the taste really help balance the beer and make it a nice slow sipper. This flavor profile mixed with the wonderful aroma and fantastic feel, make this one a must try if you get a chance.

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: strong garnet color, tending towards mahogany. a finger or two of a tan head that fades slowly and leaves a strong lacing all over the sides. darkness makes it look opaque but if you hold it up to the light it gives off a strong brightness and clarity.

Smell: earthy, spicy rye that mixes and slightly overpowers some dark fruits, mostly plum and fig. also get whiffs of toffee and rich caramels. slightly weak and hard to discern at times

Taste: opens with a slight sweetness, just a little bit of toffee, or rich dark caramel malts. in the middle comes some dark fruits mainly fig with a slight plum. all of this is quickly slammed away by a strong spicy, earthy rye taste. hops may be playing in there but hard to distinguish from the rye.

Mouthfeel: starts off with just a little sweetness and ends with a strong bitterness coming from either rye or hops. pretty heavy and chewy mouthfeel. also fairly sticky

Overall: a very good and impressive beer, captures everything i like about rye and wraps it nicely into a beer that is drinkable, complex and tasty. great combination of fruity and rye taste.

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Brimstone Ryewine from DuClaw Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.