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Belgian Red Rye - Berkley Beer Company

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Belgian Red Rye
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very good

13 Ratings

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkley Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 06-01-2013)
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Photo of natescape
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A great example of a Belgian red.

A - A beautiful, clear amber orange.

S - Phenols and all the expected Belgian fruitiness.

T - Spot-on. Rolls across the tongue with a quick hit of Belgian esters, with notes of orange, banana, and perhaps peach.

M - Smooth and slick, as one would expect from a rye ale.

O - The best beer this promising brewery has put out, so far. Really top-notch, a drink you can knock back again and again.

natescape, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

WhitmansNiece, May 17, 2014
Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jwps214, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of soxandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

soxandbeer, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of ripperltj
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ripperltj, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of fearfactory
4/5  rDev +1.3%

fearfactory, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at New World Tavern

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, copper in color, hazy

Smell: hay, dark fruit, and light rye

Taste: Apple rind at the start followed by bready toasted malt, slight hay, and a touch of bittering rye at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet start and body with the slightest touch of bitterness at the end, medium-heavy in body, moderate carbonation

Overall:Complex and interesting...Like a good dubbel with a touch of rye at the end. I would get this again. The best beer from the brewery I have had to date.

tigg924, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Janeinma, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kaelingirl, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/1/13 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, spices, Belgian yeast and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out very bready with flavors of rye malts and Belgian yeast. Then some caramel and fruity sweetness comes in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings some balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty with some nice complexity, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good variation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for something different.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Jason, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 27, 2013
Belgian Red Rye from Berkley Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.