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SummaRye - Burley Oak Brewery

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SummaRye
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BA SCORE
87
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Burley Oak Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: surfrogue1 on 03-25-2013)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by fourstringer:
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. No identifiable date on the label.

A: Yellow-orange body with a surprising clarity for a saison. 1 finger of tight, white head. Ok retention. Moderate lacing. Looks good.

S: Slightly funky, but more fruit, Belgian-type yeast. Sweet berry, peach, lesser tropical fruit notes. A bit of candi sugar. Grass, light biscuit. Noble-type hops. Nice aromas.

T: Spicy, yeasty with light fruit initially. A moderate bitterness (assertive for the style) builds at the back of the mouth and it closes out fairly dry. Grassy and herbal in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence. Much less fruit than the nose suggested. Rye surges early, but fades by the end.

M: Moderately high carbonation gives a full feel on the palate. Body itself is actually a bit light.

O: Nice saison with some interesting flourishes. A bit bitter and somewhat lacking in depth on the palate, I'd say, but looks and smells great.

Prost!

03-11-2014 02:12:03 | More by fourstringer
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-29-2013 20:47:25 | More by earlholman
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-26-2013 13:31:55 | More by mendvicdog
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kpteabo

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-17-2014 18:23:54 | More by kpteabo
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Mediocre_Ninja

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06-23-2014 00:34:31 | More by Mediocre_Ninja
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-04-2013 17:22:02 | More by AngusOg
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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MrBoh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-04-2013 17:47:32 | More by MrBoh
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-20-2013 21:05:10 | More by bmur112
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

I was extremely happy to stumble upon this one when I did. Wasn't sure if I'd get a chance to try something from Burley Oak on this particular trip.

This is a very carbonated beer with a ton of bubbles coming up and a very large head resting on a foggy brownish amber. To me, this beer seems like a Belgian ale with a slight spiced edge from the rye. There is that residual sweetness that seems to start coming at me and then retreats. A bit heavy, if I must say. Maybe some age would mellow it out.

12-31-2013 02:25:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-11-2013 03:43:34 | More by BillRoth
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VincentFrey

Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%

EDIT: The bottle I have lists this as having an ABV of 8.5%. A previous draft version with the same name was 6%. This is the 750ml bottled version.

So many things I love in beer: local, rye, saison, culture-stereotypical fonts with no relation to the beer itself. All fantastic. But seriously, as someone who brews a lot of rye farrmhouse-style ales, this is a pretty interesting beer.

Pours a very hazy yellow. No real clarity, some yeast floating. Probably did a bit too vigorous of a pour. Regardless, a very a pretty beer with a nice head and some light but nice lacing.

The very peppery, lemony yeast pairs very well with the rye. Nice bit of heat with the 8.5% ABV not hiding but actually complementing the whole beer. It tastes, somewhat oddly, like a lagered beer: very drinkable and great as a whole. No one ingredient stands out, and that makes this very good. As it warms up, some more of the yeast esters take some precedence, but still a very good combined taste.

Admittedly, a pretty short review, but this is an oddly simple beer. It's a great combination of ingredients that works together to do an unusual, but terrific, saison.

09-26-2013 23:53:53 | More by VincentFrey
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surfrogue1

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%

After an all-day surf sesh, it's always nice to finish off a ride right. My session's cap was Burley's SummaRye. Poured a cloudy gold with a finger head. 6% ABV, 32 IBUs. A well balanced farmhouse saison rounded with enough hops to satisfy my bitterness requirements. Citrus and rye scent and smooth drinking. I gave this one an A...refreshing without being too heavy or strong. Niiice.

03-25-2013 03:22:13 | More by surfrogue1
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Maryland

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New Jersey

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05-04-2014 23:10:06 | More by Zimm
SummaRye from Burley Oak Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.