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Gramarye - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.9%
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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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-30-2013 00:02:32 | More by 2GOOFY
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DSkilling

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-25-2013 06:53:42 | More by DSkilling
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anson42

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-21-2013 05:23:23 | More by anson42
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:27:34 | More by CrazyDavros
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-04-2013 05:51:52 | More by KimenTshom
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bomber. Decanted into a pint glass.
Appearance: Almost perfectly clear deep amber/copper color. Thin, fleeting head that clings to the side of the glass.
Smell: Extraordinarily faint. Really have to hunt for it. There’s a bit of bready rye in the nose. I also get a bit of mineral water. When I really dig for it, I get a very faint citrus smell. The hops are almost absent in the aroma.
Taste: Very nice. Bready. Dry with a peppery rye finish. Maybe a bit of honey. No bitterness to speak of. Leaves almost no lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Thin. Sharp carbonation.
Overall: Very nice session-able, rye pale. I really want to like it more considering its credentialing, but it seems like someone turned it’s volume down. Muted, I guess. To be fair the label says “Bottled 07.30.12”, so it likely has already passed its prime. I’m going to look for it on draft.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 04:59:47 | More by mhaugo
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yottachem

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-01-2013 22:31:22 | More by yottachem
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-30-2013 10:19:10 | More by InfernoBoss
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2013 01:47:44 | More by 2neardead
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2013 20:43:09 | More by pheggeseth
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Arbitrator

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-01-2013 08:39:13 | More by Arbitrator
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2013 02:56:11 | More by gshackles
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-09-2013 11:34:09 | More by dansmcd
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bnes09

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 05:55:13 | More by bnes09
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scot959

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden bronze hazy hue with a creamy three finger head and lacing here and there,the smell is quite light with aromas of spicy rye,herbal hops and a touch of passionfruit,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied with high carbonation and has tastes of passionfruit,peaches,spicy rye and finished with a spicy dryness and overall its abit of a let down and is pretty subdued on all levels but nice for a session ale cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 09:14:09 | More by ADZA
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2012 00:59:03 | More by avaldivia
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BeerBaron238

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-08-2012 04:30:09 | More by BeerBaron238
Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.