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Gramarye - Heretic Brewing Company

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86
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.14%


Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heretic Gramarye rye pale ale is a gold/orange colored beer with a small level of foam that still manages to leave some lace as you drink. The nose on this beer is one of rye and light malt, but it is not very pronounced and much lighter than the other beers in the Heretic lineup.

This beer offers the flavor of rye, as expected, along with flavors of citrus, toasted malt, and earthy notes. The rye and pale malt keep returning to the forefront and the overall taste makes it a very good session beer. It isn’t intimidating in any way, but it is still full flavored enough that most will find it to their liking.

One thing I find interesting about this beer is its tendency to offer a good deal of taste without going to extreme levels in the alcohol department. I was actually surprised when I learned that this product has only 4.4 percent alcohol by volume. It seems fuller in taste than that, which shows that Heretic has done well in the production of this beer, using the basic ingredients to pump up the taste without pumping up the alcohol.

Overall, this is a good session beer with nice rye and malt notes and a good deal of balance. It isn’t as heavy as many of the other Heretic products, but it is still good and flavorful in its own way and it’s a product worth trying if you like the taste of rye.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 03:40:04 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
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jj139

California

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at brewery and again from growler poured into pint glass

A - Beautiful copper/orange with a slender beige head

S - Very shy on the nose - some citrus, toasty malt and some other spices which I assume is the rye. The nose did open up slightly after warming up some but still was subdued.

T - Toasty malt and rye right off the bat followed up with some soft bitter hops.

M - Such a refreshing beer! There really is a a lot of flavor packed into this 4.4% brew. Toasty malts and rye, smooth and clean with just a touch of crisp/bitterness from the hops that makes you want another sip, followed by another...etc.

O - This is my first taste of a rye beer and I was impressed. This is a great "lawn mower" beer - easy to drink with plenty of flavor. Very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 22:53:28 | More by jj139
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BigDaddy79

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-31-2014 19:48:48 | More by BigDaddy79
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hopnerd

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-12-2014 10:15:17 | More by hopnerd
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-03-2014 06:07:23 | More by mc4z
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cjohns73

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-19-2014 06:09:10 | More by cjohns73
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rawfish for this bottle, one of the few left from a recent trade. 22 oz. bottle with a bit of D&D feel to it split with my wife. I won't mention the D&D thing to her. She thinks its geeky.

The pop & pour, whoa! Concern. Alarmingly carbonated, the head leaping skyward with verve & vigor. Underneath the big snow is an orange beer that smells about as you'd expect. A bit of spicy rye kick & plenty of pale malts.

Gramarye's carbonation tickles all the way to my elbows. The bink & fizz is distracting, it's hard to get to whatever it is that's underneath. Using my +2 Sword of Foam Banishing, I manage to get some sense of the beer: spicy rye, pale malts. Touches of lemon, grainy hops. Pretty simple. As befits the ABV, though, easy to drink, though the spiciness slows me down.

I pissed off someone I didn't know on Facebook today for repeatedly misusing the word "socialism" - good fuck, go look it up - so my day was already made, but hey, a beer makes the end of every night better, right? Carbonation really does no favors to the beer; still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 03:11:28 | More by maximum12
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SmashPants

Australia

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: big 650mL dark brown bottle, funky and funky, 'dark' label. A good package.

Appearance: pours a clear, dark golden copper colour with a decent, fluffy head. It drops to a creamy one-finger. Decent lacing - looks pretty good.

Aroma: toasted malt with some spice and a touch an earthen grain flavour that is unfamiliar - I assume that's the rye. Reasonably complex.

Taste: the toasted malts are there again with some caramel and toffee. The rye backs up again - I think I could get used to the woody, earthen characters it brings to the palate. Nice.

Aftertaste: drops away a bit, but the rye hangs about. Crisp on the finish.

Mouth feel: again pretty much on the money. A moderate body with enough carbonation to carry the flavour but without dominating the smooth feel. The crispness on the finish tops it off.

Overall: I have to admit I am starting to become quite the fan of rye beers. Considering an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL would be over AU$180 however, I think I will take a Brewcult Supa Fly Rye IPA most days, and save the Gramarye for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 06:36:28 | More by SmashPants
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-25-2013 09:40:29 | More by Rwalford74
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.