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Gramarye - Heretic Brewing Company

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86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 08-25-2012)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear deep amber, like the color of cedar bark. Aroma is distinctly rye influenced. Sour lemon followed by spicy rye, some oak and earth aroma. Some grassy hops finish it out. Taste starts with very little crystal malt, mostly an absence of flavor. You can tell this is a session beer. I get some bitterness after the lull, with some pungent herbs such as tarragon. I take back the lack of flavor. As the beer warms the flavor opens up. The rye earthiness carries this over to the aforementioned bitterness. Some barky, peppery flavor with a steel/metal tinge. Feel is a bit thin, very drinkable. Finish is balanced, if a hair sweet.

This is a great example of a session beer. The rye flavor really fills in the gap most session beers have due to a lack of grain/malt. There is a good amount of hop flavor and aroma without being too bitter.

Philousa, Oct 22, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of jj139
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

jj139, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

warriorsoul, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sourdog, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +5%

InfernoBoss, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of dougieboy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dougieboy, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

dertyd, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

Pours a half finger of head on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a bit mild: pine and spice.
The taste has mild bitterness with some black pepper.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Easy to drink.

Fatehunter, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Nage37
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Nage37, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mc4z, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Backlash209, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours rich copper with a fading head.
Nose shows lots of malt with bready characters and some spicy, toasty rye. Lovely. Also some soft earthy hops.
Very similar flavours, with powerful toasty and spicy rye alongside a spicy, earthy hop hit. Great length.
Nice moderate carbonation.

CrazyDavros, May 01, 2013
Photo of Rave
4/5  rDev +5%

Rave, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at the COOP Sunday night... poured into my slip tulip tonight... the brew is very clear orange/amber... decent white head... 1/2" head.. spotty lacing.

Nose is very promising.. toasty malt... rye is there and my buddies will give me shit, but honestly a bit of a dry "spicy" note... very dry brew with a bunch of malty background essence.. no real "caramel"... very malt centric with just enough citrus to balance.

Flavor mirrors the nose with some dry toasty elements.. citrus hops... the rye is present and helps to add some structure to the maltiness... rye malt is above present and the citric hops finish forever.... with warmth, a bit of perfumy floral hoppiness...

Surprised this one has a great finish for such a low ABV.. very VERY drinkable.. Loving it.

3.5/4/4/3.5/4

JohnGalt1, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

XicanoBeerRun, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

largadeer, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

rkcrozier, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

NickBeery, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Rwalford74, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

BigDaddy79, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Hoptron_3000, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the Brewery Website:

"Gramarye (GRAM-uh-ree)

Gramarye is the practice of learning magic. For thousands of years, people have used a grimoire (book of magic) to cast spells and summon spirits. Of course, magic fell out of favor over the centuries, the same as brewing with rye. Interest in magic seems to be on the upswing these days and so is the interest in brewing with rye. A coincidence? This is our take on session pale ale made with a dose of rye malt to give it that luscious feel and snappy finish. We think it is magical.

abv: 4.4%
ibu: 28
srm: 10"

Dark amber colored beer with a small white colored head. The color borders on being brown.

Smell is rye with that slightly sour scent that rye has. Mild hops that are mostly citrus with an little pine to it. Toasted bread, tea and some woody scent.

Starts out dry with a mostly woody flavor and a slight rye after taste. Dry and slightly bitter this is a solid pale ale. Rye flavor is there and very user friendly.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good pale ale made with Rye. No faults, a good easy drinking ale.

Zorro, Aug 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

caverog, Nov 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Madskill, Sep 21, 2013
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Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.