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Red Ryeot | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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88
very good
23 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malted magic hop bomb. Rich caramel and toasted malts team up with flaked rye and march to the beat of a big but balancing bitterness only to be overtaken by an onslaught of American hop aroma and flavor. You want a tame and subservient, spineless beer that takes orders well and doesn’t challenge anything or anyone? This ain’t it!

Added by ONovoMexicano on 02-11-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
112
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
18.2%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
4
User Reviews
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: An almost cranberry-red beer with hints of orange. Translucent, without a large head. It disappears quickly, is a pale eggshell/white, and remains merely as a thin crown around the edge. Leaves some thin lacing behind.

Smell: Earthy, herbal and spicy from the rye. Hops come through prominently, but not overwhelmingly. Floral, with some tropical fruits in the background.

Taste: Citrusy, bitter hops come through most prominently. Spicy, grainy malts provide a solid backbone. Some burnt toast quality to the malts too. The rye is subtle, but it's there. The bitter burnt toast sticks around on the finish quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, and lingers in the mouth for quite a while. Carbonation isn't bracing, and is actually on the lower side.

Overall: A solid beer. Not mind blowing, but definitely tasty. Might be the one rye beer I've had where I can definitely distinguish it from a beer brewed without rye. And it's really gorgeous, this shade of red/orange is really pretty. Another great offering from La Cumbre.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, Amber with a medium head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Tastes is a good balance of saltiness and the spiciness of the rye intermixed with moderate hops. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Todd
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fruity, Spicy, Malty, Toasty

This is a gorgeous, deep ruby-colored beer with a thick foamy head. Fruity, hoppy and spicy rye grain in the nose. Very smooth and a bit viscous, with a semi-sweet malty base that brings toasty, nutty, apple-y and caramel flavors to the palate. Rye malts cut through the other flavors with spice and mild tannins joining the fun. Bready in the finish and a Red Ryeot indeed, La Cumbre has created a tasty mash-up of a Red Ale and Rye Ale.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #112 (May 2016).

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Photo of Beaver13
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours clear ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that slowly goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet rye malts with some fruit and some piney hops.

The flavor is sweet roasted rye grains and nutty caramel with some fruit and a big piney resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice red rye IPA. A little on the sweet side for me.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the series of bottled beers that La Cumbre is now putting out fairly frequently, I had this beer on tap.

The beer came in a Nonic pint glass with a thick, cream-colored, chewy head. The beer was amber brown and transparent. It looked beautiful in the glass.

As I smelled the beer, I found myself searching for the rye character, but I wasn't getting much of it. Mostly, I got a lot of hoppiness, particularly of the resinous, piney nature. I did detect a slight spiciness that may have been the rye, but I also thought the hops might be providing that note.

Drinking the beer was much more of a pleasure, it's just a damn good beer. Lots of fruity, citrusy hops are present and lead to a sweet and creamy finish. There's some sweet malt adding good body and the creamy mouthfeel and only subtle hints of rye adding earthiness and spice. The beer is mildly bitter at the finish as well, but it sort of dances with the sweet creaminess to add an intriguing combination.

As I've said, I enjoyed this beer, but I didn't get as much rye character as I'd like. The beer seemed more like an IPA than a red, but hell I' ain't complaining.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackbar556
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.53/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can good until 7/11/16. Poured into Kane Belgian tulip glass.

L: 2F+ head with very good retention, lots of lacing and a ring. Beer is an attractive deep cordovan.

S: Not surprisingly, rye up front, and some yeast. Caramel and roasted malts.

T: Tends to follow nose, lots of roasted malts and rye up front, with caramel malt balancing the sourness. Yeasty and bready, as you might imagine.

F: Medium body, very creamy; light to medium carbonation. Pretty well-balanced and quite drinkable.

O: This is nice. I'll probably never see it again, so glad to get the opportunity.

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Red Ryeot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.