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Rye Pils - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Rye Pils
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: imasloth on 03-16-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A straw- colored brew, Rye Pils pours out of the can to a generally clear body and offers a nose of rye and floral notes. It is nothing extreme and is rather pleasant and appealing.

This beer has a nicely balanced taste with flavors of rye, pale malt, lightly spiced hops/pepper, bread/biscuits, and fruit. The beer is very session- like, easy- going, and agreeable. There is some graininess and some grassy hops too, with a flavor profile that is rye accented but not overdone in any way.

I like this Deep Ellum brew for many reasons and find it more than acceptable and likeable for most consumption purposes. Casual beer consumers and craft beer lovers alike will both enjoy this product- perhaps for different reasons, but all will enjoy it. Make it a point to try it if you can- it’s a good- tasting, refreshing and crisp beer with much to offer.

BryanCarey, May 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Tiernan, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest.

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma is fairly spicy with some nice rye and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is also very enjoyable. There is quite a bit of rye and some orange citrus, as well as some lighter pilsner malts and additional spice notes. Very easy to drink, with a light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

LXIXME, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MarvinTheMarzen, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

pastramionrye7, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jheezee, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Dwtucker90, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of imasloth
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on their brewery tour last weekend. I'm reviewing on memory on post facto notes ...

A- Quite nice golden or slightly darker color with a decent white head (as poured) and good carbonation.

S- The rye dominates, with a lighter grainier malt underneath and a slight, clean bitter hop aroma.

T- I really found the rye to dominate, making it a bit (too much?) spicier than the standard Pils. There was no balancing malt characteristic and the bittering hops kind of melded in with the rye.

M- Meidum-bodied, rather nice for a Pilsener. The carbonation was not noticeable and it left no after-swallow bitter feeling.

O- I was unimpressed and in fact preferred their now discontinued blonde. My brother liked this one a bit more ... So maybe the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

imasloth, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DanE, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bmurray10, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TheSevenDuffs, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Sazz9, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CaptainNomihodai, Aug 12, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice cloudy golden body with a thick white head that slowly fades and a leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: It has a sort of fruity smell, almost like a tripel actually. If I ever smelled this in a blind smelling I would have never guessed that it is a pilsner.

T: Oh yeah this is what a pilsner should taste like. Man it has that nice fruitiness, with sweet grain and a little bit of that typical pilsner type taste. I would have to say this is one of the best tasting pilsners I have ever had.

M: The beer is very creamy feel and has a a nice thick body. There is a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat, but all in all the beer goes down with ease.

O: This is ANOTHER great beer from Deep Ellum. I love being able to get their beer so fresh and I think this would be perfect on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. I would for sure buy this delicious beer again.

gtermi, Nov 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

WritersBlock, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

StevenLaValley, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

BlueMoon10, May 18, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed, light gold color with an excellent cap of creamy white head. Fades at a medium pace to a cool-looking sheet of lace. Besides the haziness, which is definitely not in the traditional pilsner lexicon, this is a great looking brew.

Nose is nice; grassy noble hops mix with a zesty, bready rye character. Nothing extraneous, exactly as advertised...smells good, fresh and hoppy.

Taste is well done too, its clean and crisp with plenty of grassy hop flavor and bitterness. The rye seems to have a drying effect on the beer as it does not have the malt sweetness that some import pilsners can exhibit. I dont really have anything negative to say on this beer, except maybe a little depth would help - maybe a zing of malt in the middle. It was a delicious surprise as I hadnt heard much (any) hype on this one, but I'll be damned if next time I am up in the Metroplex I wont pick up a couple sixers of this.

twiggamortis420, Mar 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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Rye Pils from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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