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Barry Rye - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rye Ale fermented on local blackberries. Another music-inspired beer, Barry Rye is the latest addition to the Perennial playlist. It’s very balanced, with notes of rye spiciness and blackberry juiciness – kind of like some of Barry’s soul hits from the 70s.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-10-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 7/2013.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, caramel, and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and slight berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a rye presence that is only noticeable in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

spycow, Jun 14, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

acurtis, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nmann08, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Texasfan549, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kjkinsey, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

GRG1313, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Finishing off my Firkin visit with a nice bit of Barry Rye, something I missed out on earlier in my beer-drinking career. It pours a dark midnight ruby topped by a half-finger of ashen khaki foam. The nose comprises blackberry, light cocoa, rich caramel, toasted rye bread, light booze, and a hint of dry wood. The taste brings in more of the same, focusing on lightly tart blackberries adrift in a sea of chocolatey rye. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, a pretty solid beer. 'Nuff said.

TMoney2591, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Green Lady, quick review from written notes.

Dark reddish brown with an attractive ruby glint in the light. Thick head of sticky tan foam on top with a creamy surface texture. Drippy ring of lace around the edges of the glass.

Roast malt aroma, fairly subtle.

More roast malt in the taste with a subtle undercurrent of tart blackberry that lingers in the finish and aftertaste. The fruit character is light and well integrated. Medium bodied and smooth with a light carb level. Easy to drink, its a fairly interesting beer.

emerge077, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

some have told me this is one of the best beers theyve ever had, and although our bottle was almost a year old, and probably has faded a bit, its hard to see it in that level. its a murky and dense brown color, maybe the faintest hint of berry purple to it, lots of yeast sediment, and a half an inch of dirty white head. the nose is promising though, lots of real fresh blackberry, sweet and tangy and ripe and juicy and dominant. rye malt seems subtle in the nose by comparison, and the alcohol is there too. the flavors seem a bit muddles together, not as layered and artfully built as i was expecting form perennial. bunches of rye and chocolate malt make up the base, but the spice from it never really comes through, neither does the roast, and im left with a rather plain malt flavor for what im supposed to be drinking here. the berries are way less forward than they are in the nose, barely there in the finish with their summer sweetness. almost jam-like rather than fresh picked, but their influence in the taste is slight. i expect this has faded since the bottle was fresh. i still like the beer, but it comes across a little messy, and i dont think is up to the standards perennial has set for themselves. i will say that the idea is perfect, and a little more rye and bubbles would make it that much better. i imagine it being rockstar on tap. will try again soon and update.

StonedTrippin, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Anything by Perennial, I am very willing to try. This would be their first miss, in my book, as far as the few I have tried from them so far.

The mesh of rye and blackberries just doesn't produce anything interesting. It's a jumbled mess really that brings two opposing ends of the spectrum colliding together, but not really meshing. It's not quite odd, but it just doesn't really work. Nice drinker, smooth feel, not the greatest idea.

RblWthACoz, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MasterSki, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Rifugium, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarkyMOD, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

beernads, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

imperialking, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

drewone, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

yourefragile, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BARFLYB, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Gonzoillini, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DrBier, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Barry Rye from Perennial Artisan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.