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Repent Rye - Cathedral Square Brewery

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very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Analogous to Barleywine style ale, Repent Rye is brewed using a large percentage of Rye Malt to forgive the fresh Columbus hops. The end result grants you full absolution and our Rye-Wine Ale. Repent and enjoy!

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 02-16-2013)
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Photo of barnzy78
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

22oz bottle, no apparent freshness date
A 4.5 - huge beige head holds excellent retention atop a ruddy-brown colored ale
S 3.5 - sweet and malty with toffee, caramel, spicy rye bread, piny hops
T 3 - huge spicy rye notes are front and center with bready malt, toffee, caramel, pine, some mild fruity esters (mainly pear and fig) come through as it warms.
M 3.5 - full body, finishes semi-dry and semi-bitter
O 3.25 - the rye is potent for this self-declared rye-wine, but I'm just not crazy over its overall flavor profile. It's good, but probably better in small doses. Maybe an oak age might help to tame down the rye and add some different complexities to it. I won't buy this again, even though it was a good price ($4.99).

barnzy78, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of bpkrippner
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

bpkrippner, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours an effervescent crimson with 3 fingers of tan head. Crazy lacing & head retention

S: Copious amounts of dates & figs, a little bit of dark cherry & brown bread.

T: Follows the nose, a little bit of rye spicyness balancing the fruit out up front, herbal hops as well. A little bit of booze, figs & peppery rye, plus dryness as this warms & more leafy hops & a bit of toffee. Finishes cakey, with some dryness, faint pineapple notes, leafy hops, a little bit of Bartlett Pear & figs

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, skews fruity, thickens up once warm, balances out fairly nicely

Sort of an odd duck, works as an English Barley Wine for the most part

russpowell, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Eaglefan344, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jzlyo, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

imperialking, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Tertullian007
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Tertullian007, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Gotti311, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BetterBeerPlz, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of JoeMarsh
2/5  rDev -46.9%

JoeMarsh, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jmarsh123, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

elec, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

kohlsm, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

hardrock, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Drock325, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

jrcmlc, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of TSJ4000
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%

Tried this at a beer fest this weekend and took some notes. Luckily this was beofore I had too much to drink so I took some good notes.

Rich amber and mahogony with a manilla creamy head. Not too much carbonation but maybe because I was expecting this to be Belgiany for some reason. They list it as a barleywine and rich and complex it for sure is.

THe nose has a nice freshness of hops without being too American Barleywine. The initial taste is the same. After the beer washes over the palate the rye spice and earth come through.

This beer is well-balanced but I would like a bigger nose from it. The finish is dry and complex.

Overall a really well-made beer. I can't believe its 9.5%. It is quite drinkable. I would buy a bomber of this at the store.

TSJ4000, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.1%

jaminjohnson, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of rye, bread crust, roasty malt.

T - Good malty sweet taste with some toffee and bready notes.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale.

O - This is a nice barleywine. One of the better brews from Cathedral Square.

zeff80, Feb 16, 2013
Repent Rye from Cathedral Square Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.