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Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale - Telluride Brewing Co.

Bridal Veil Rye Pale AleBridal Veil Rye Pale Ale

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%

Brewed by:
Telluride Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 01-10-2012)
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hearty light auburn and dark gold appearance, looks more substantial in terms of a malt bill than most pale ales. Soft off white head, 3/4" deep.

Aroma was lacking in the hop quality, a little rye effervesence occurred.

Taste was muted, it was a decent beer, but it didn't have any oomph. Some bitterness, but little in the way of flavor development beyond that. A little bit of that weird rye and barley flavor. Some minimal woodsiness envelopes the palate as the beer gets warmer. Not pulling anything in terms of citrus or pine out of the flavors. English malt flavors, this is actually coming off very English absent the rye addition. Rye just seems to overshadow everything else that is supposed to be here.

I dunno if they date their cans, but this one just didn't have anything going for it aside from the malt. I'll drink a stout or porter if I want something this malt forward. I could tell it was hopped, the bitterness was apparent, but the flavor was just muddled and didn't go anywhere beyond the rye and the barley maltiness.

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 18:13:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Aroma: Sweet slightly papery citrus aroma. Hints of pineapple and mango. No DMS, some diacetyl.

Appearance: Light yellow with golden highlights. Very little head with large soapy bubbles.

Taste: Very soapy flavor with a neutral bitterness. Some pilsner malt like bready flavors. Not much complexity in the flavor.

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Plenty of foam in the tall lager glass. Color is hazed golden amber. Piney scent only hints at things to come.

Intensely grapefruity taste. In fact, it's silly with grapefruit. It's hard to even think of another flavor descriptor. But there is some browned toast to hint at malt flavors. there's a touch of sweetness, maybe a hint of mango, and then it's back to the grapefruit juice. Aftertaste is grapefruit peel with an escalating bitterness to the, ah, bitter end.

After I wrote my notes I looked at the description again-- "Rye? rye?" That was a surprise, and contributes more to the total weirdness of this stuff. It's not like any rye brew I ever tasted, but somehow that resiny grainy flavor of rye accentuates the hops they used. Brewery says they use five hops in this, so it's hard to place the blame.

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From the CAN: "Brewed High - 8750'"; "Brewed woith a generous amount of German rye malt an abundance of Ameri[CAN] hops, our ale embodies an earthy flvor and finishes with a hint of spice. This powerhouse of an ale excites even the most dormant of taste buds. Cheers, Chris Fish, Brewmaster/Co-Owner"; "Snow Melt, Malted Barley and Rye, Ameri[CAN] Hops, Yeast".

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Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale from Telluride Brewing Co.
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