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Rye 95 - Two Roads Brewing Company

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83
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23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 142
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RDHerm on 01-30-2014

Two Roads Brewmaster Phil Markowski has taken a road less traveled with this rye-based version of a classic Belgian Tripel. There are unique twists and turns at every corner that give our spring seasonal its unique, fruity complexity. The beer is characteristically spicy with a dry flavor and aroma thanks to the rye. The addition of American-grown Mosaic and Amarillo hops add notes of white wine, blueberries and fruit punch. We also used a noticeably fruity/spicy yeast strain that adds characteristics of pear and clove. So take the next exit for a fruity, spicy flavor and intense hop character.
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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 142
Reviews by datalager:
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of tigg924
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: honey, light rye, and Belgian spices

Taste: honey, and Belgian spices, and a decent amount of bittering rye at the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet with a bitter end, medium bodied with high carbonation

Overall: I enjoyed this tripel. One of the better ones I have found in six pack format. I would pick this up again. Is one of the better beers from Two Roads. (431 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heard a lot about this Tripel and I know Phil came make some amazing stuff with Belgians so I decided to pick up a single bottle of this stuff. Ended up pretty disappointed, the look was there but the flavor was a bit off to me. The yeast just didn't seem right and I wasn't a huge fan of the rye here. I normally love a spicy/estery Tripel but this one couldn't seal the deal. Body was a bit too heavy in the end, as well. (423 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of grahuba
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange body. Small white head. Settles to a thick collar and some nice islands of foam.

Smell - Phenolic yeast aromas immediately. Sweet fruitiness. A hint of rye, but not much. As soon as it warms, it gives off a chemical aroma that is really off-putting. Like a melted plastic.

Taste - Fruity and a bit tropical up front. Quite sweet. Rye kicks in as the sweetness reaches unacceptably high levels and cuts it a little bit. Mild rye spice. Very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm glad that bizarre smell didn't translate into the taste. It's a decent beer, but I keep sipping it with trepidation because of that aroma. It's so hard to pull of this style. (769 characters)

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KTCamm
2.77/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

4/25....pours clear gold with a light touch of white foam. Light rye nose, but almost nonexistent. Lemon soapy taste, harsh bitter. Underlying corn sweetness. Most beers from Two Roads are solid, but this is a miss. (215 characters)

Photo of trentbent
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of diamondlie
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Czarkazm
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/24/2015. Pours a very transparent pale honey color. Only slightly darker than the usual macro lager. Nice looking pearl white head with decent lacing. Strong belgian yeast comes through on the smell, ripe bananas, spiciness, some green apple fruitiness; smells sweet. Thick sweetness on the taste, typical yeast esters you would get on a triple, but lacks complexity. Sweet crackery malts play well with the belgian yeast strain. Sweet banana fruitiness throughout. Was hoping for a more hop-forward tripel after discovering this one's hop profile. (566 characters)

Photo of fank2788
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Orange gold with a bit of haze and a lot of foam made up of small white bubbles that take a while to settle. The smell is pretty good with a good deal of belgian pale malts, a bit of candy sugar and peppery spice along with a bit of phenols and yeast character. The taste is largely sweet up front with the spice coming through after a second or two. Also present is a fair bit of alcohol which may be expected with a beer of this strength in this style. Hop bitterness is there to almost balance the sweetness but doesn't quite manage it and there is very little in the way of hop flavor. Some bitterness could be from the rye as well as hops. The mouthfeel is a bit on the slick side again due to the sugar and the finish is a mix of sweet and pepper, carbonation is perhaps a bit low for the style. Overall this isn't going to compare to the more famous examples of the style, but it is a decent example none the less, one that I'd consider getting again. (993 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dr_King_Schultz
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with lots of fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is a little sweet and has notes of candi sugar and alcohol along with slight hints of bananas.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts out with some sweetness, but this seems to be a little more subdued due to the presence of the rye, the latter of which contributes slight hints of spiciness to the finish. Only slight bits of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels a little more than medium-bodied on the palate—heavier than most tripels but not sticky—and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight amounts of warming are felt from the underlying alcohol.
O: From the name of this beer, I thought it would have a little more rye and associated spiciness, but the rye does lend a bit of complexity to the taste. (1,031 characters)

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2.96/5  rDev -18%

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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
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