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Gramarye - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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JMM0414

California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

08-27-2014 20:35:32 | More by JMM0414
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scot959

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-07-2013 23:29:04 | More by scot959
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, and a touch of bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some spicy and earthy rye. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops, bitterness, spicy rye notes, and some sweet, lightly bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and earthy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hopp rye pale ale. Great overall balance with some good rye character.

09-18-2012 06:02:23 | More by ngeunit1
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popery

California

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

This is a very nice lower abv beer. Packs a good amount of flavor into that 4.4% abv. Pours a pretty orangey amber. Quite clear, minimal haze. Aroma is mild but juicy citrus hops on top of some rye spice and some caramel maltiness. A little bit of a floral quality in there somewhere. Very tasty stuff. For me, this has perfect balance for this sort of low abv amber ale. It starts with rye-spicy caramel sweetness and sweet orange hop flavor and then dries out and finishes with a refreshing bitterness, packed with pine resin and rye bread. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is light, creamy and smooth. It compliments the flavor very well and is surprisingly full-bodied for the beer's strength. Great stuff. I've been a bit disappointed in Heretic, so far (to be clear, I had my expectations very high), but this beer is excellent. Also, I'm happy to see another tasty, low abv beer.

09-24-2012 03:19:38 | More by popery
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NickBeery

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-04-2013 03:50:57 | More by NickBeery
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-15-2013 20:29:39 | More by Hoptron_3000
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-11-2013 21:45:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Swervine44

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-29-2012 22:25:37 | More by Swervine44
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mxchap

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-30-2013 01:29:06 | More by mxchap
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-06-2012 03:54:58 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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bnes09

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%

Transparent copper color. Descent head on the pour with weak retention. Some lacing.

Bready malt and pine scent.

Solid rye bread malt character, grainy and spicy. Assertive hop notes of pine and herbs. Very well balanced.

Light to medium bodied with a sharp carbonation. Feel really compliments the flavor profile.

Good brew. Interesting flavors and easy to drink.

01-09-2013 05:55:13 | More by bnes09
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +7%

650ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a clear, deep golden colour, almost turning a burnished copper, with a full, frothy and pretty persistent head of off-white. Solid lacing and fine carbonation completes the picture. Good stuff.

Nose is pleasantly clean with bright citrussy hops, mangled with a bit of wine cork. Some light spice and earthiness comes through, possibly from the rye, but equally likely from some slightly brusquer hop characters. Hint of booze and some rich bread dough. Overall, it's a nice aroma.

Taste is clean and clear, with a crisp grainy character on the back. Hops provide a fragrant sweetness throughout, but only moderate bitterness, leaving the palate light and buoyant. Some clementine and pithy orange mid-palate, with a very pleasant crispness on the finish. Feel is very smooth and light, providing some basis without overwhelming anything.

Overall, this is a damn drinkable brew. The rye is subtle, but broadens the palate nicely, which is very nice. Often rye can make a beer sharper and spicier, but here it provides additional width of character. Very nice stuff, probably one of the best of Heretic's I've had.

12-29-2012 06:09:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2013 10:19:10 | More by InfernoBoss
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-28-2013 02:45:25 | More by Backlash209
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2013 23:21:03 | More by largadeer
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Rwalford74

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-25-2013 09:40:29 | More by Rwalford74
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BigDaddy79

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-31-2014 19:48:48 | More by BigDaddy79
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-12-2012 00:59:03 | More by avaldivia
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-10-2013 04:46:45 | More by litheum94
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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 22:26:40 | More by nygannon
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.