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Zeno's Rye Ale - Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Zeno's Rye AleZeno's Rye Ale

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jsbrendle on 09-20-2008)
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Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

Always nice to come across a new rye beer.

Overall, a pretty decent ale here. Consistent hop influence with mild resin and some pine on as well. Mild spice tones from hops also. Smooth. Pretty easy drinking. Certainly not bland and not trying to obliterate your palate. A nice beer.

RblWthACoz, Apr 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

DATE TASTED: October 18, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... OCCASION: another booty of beer for beating Ryan in fantasy baseball--prosit, friend!... APPEARANCE: medium-dark brown body that cascades upward thoroughly; head is almost as white as Santa's beard-- thick and frothy with thick lacing... AROMA: bright rye scent reminiscent of vanilla and clove; some cinnamon and cookie dough as well; nicely complex..PALATE: full-bodied, big in the mouth and substantial in its aftertaste; nicely balanced...TASTE: an ale that retreats at its impact; actively citric at the throat but easy-drinking with a doughy exhale...OVERALL: a slap of something heavier hits at the glass's bottom; a winner in the sense that most pales occupy the same space on the tongue, while this beer--and Otto's is a great place to enjoy beer, BTW--engages in a slightly nuanced way with some extra ABV to boot...

dacrza1, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

22 oz bottle. Pours amber with short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, fruit jam and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops, ripe fruit, caramel malt and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Tasty, nicely balanced brew.

mikeg67, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%

I'm getting repetitive thanks syndrome from all the good beer dropping out of the sky from my good friend beerisheaven. Add another brick to the wall. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife while re-watching the first couple episodes of 24. The first potential black presidential candidate, David Palmer. Hah!

Pour is clear-filtered copper tubing, fairly still. Nose is a winner, heavy rye mingled with a citrusy tang, echo of pine. Very nice.

Zeno's Hoppy Rye Ale is a slick little doppleganger. The first taste reveals layers going back to the Plessianic Era. Big sweet malts threaten to make this too too much, but the rye asserts itself like a WWW wrestler; handful or earth & spices jar the back of the tongue. Then the hops. The hops! They show up & stick. Nice bitterness with a dose of pine, orange. I could slurp this like river water after the canoe capsizes.

Tons of flavor, nice layers, & the tastes all feed off each other in that way that truly good beers do. Is there anything better than having an excellent rye beer in your glass? Well, yeah, but this is niiiice.

maximum12, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Zeno's Rye Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.