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Brimstone Ryewine - DuClaw Brewing Company

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 63
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 20.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: duceswild on 04-01-2014

Our full-bodied, 9.5% abv Ryewine, Brimstone, is mahogany in color and built on equal measures of smoky roasted malt and sizzling hop bitterness, accentuated by glowing embers of warm bread, dark fruit esters, and a dry, spicy rye character that smolders from your first sip to its long, lingering finish. Drink up, and get stoned!
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 63
Reviews by xk6m6m5x:
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Photo of tigg924
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aged one year after I first bought it. Taste is deep caramel malt, orange, alcohol, light oaking. Very sweet and slick. Tasty, good beer. I will have to get this one again.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
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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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured steadily with some vigor into the center of a clean Duvel snifter.

Color- Very dark red, perhaps carmine. Gives a neat "brake light" red glow when held up to natural light. Tan head that dissipates somewhat, leaving rorschachian lacing. No, it's not a word... but it is now.

Smell- Light and bready, no trace of hops. A bit of booze.

Taste- Bready, smokey rye up front. A touch of carbonation in the middle, with a bit of caramel, giving way to a slightly hopped finish- melding with a bit of dark fruit and a hint of booze.

Mouthfeel- A medium, oily coating. Give it a swish and the bubbles are more evident.

Overall- very enjoyable. Fruit esters and hops more pronounced when it warms a bit. Great sipper.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Max's Taphouse on 5/14/14

A: Amber tinged dark brown with slight lacing.

S: Sweet and malty.

T: Sweet. Malty. Nice rye finish.

M: Slightly peppery and just a bit of roughness on the palate.

O: This is delicious. I really need to go pick up some Repent and Misery.

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Photo of Beejay
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first Rye wine!

A: A deep brown color, with a hellish ruby hue when held to the light. Nice lovely tan head that keeps strong!

S: Rich rye bread, and dark burnt caramel... Molasses notes linger with hop aroma. Earthy with touches of dark fruit. This smells like a malt bomb, but I have a feeling that the hops are going to come out swinging in the flavor.

T: Earthy with lots of malt. Burnt caramel mingles with the spicy rye flavor. Earthy, pungent, and sweet. This beer really is something... lots of strong flavors at play here. There are so many strong flavors at play here. Woodsy bitterness, malty sweetness, and spice intermingle in a beer that practically defines complex.

M: Medium thick in feel, carbonation is moderate. Slightly oily feel as you swallow, coating your mouth with a lingering feel.

O: Overall this is one hell of an interesting beer. Something to savor, enjoy, and ponder it's plethora of flavors. If this was barrel aged, it would be a monster!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweeter than expected. Very good.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark Amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high frothy beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oranges and rye are present in the nose along with hints of raisins.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off with with fruity flavors of candied oranges and raisins and finishes with spicy flavors of rye that linger into the finish. Only faint amounts of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting wheatwine with contrasting flavors of fruit and spicy rye. It is also rather drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.19/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Brimstone Ryewine from DuClaw Brewing Company
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