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Rye 95 - Two Roads Brewing Company

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: RDHerm on 01-30-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev 0%

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.

metter98, Apr 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%

On-tap 3/23/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

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

S: The aroma contains strong spices, bananas, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of bananas, caramel, spices and other fruits. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, decent hybrid of styles, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while if you want something a bit different.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

oriolesfan4, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

johnnnniee, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Durge, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Griffith, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear deep amber body under a finger of fine white head that settles into a persistent ring and leaves spotty lace. Pretty nice.

S: Spicy, with phenolic yeast being slightly more predominant than the rye malt. Some raisin and apricot, too. Pretty pleasant.

T: Follows the nose - spicy rye malt, dry phenols, breadiness, and some dark fruits. Alcohol, herbal hop bitterness, and dry spice on the finish. Tasty enough, but a little harsh on the back end.

M: Lively, frothy, highly carbonated medium body. A bit over the top.

O: Pretty decent Tripel, with the rye malt really standing out nicely. The alcohol drowns out the hoppiness, sadly, and overall it's not terribly exciting. Like many Two Roads beers, it's perfectly acceptable but entirely forgettable.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Feb 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

ColForbinBC, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

tigg924, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 03, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%

Bottle picked up locally bottle date mid February enjoyed from a two roads snifter. Brew poured a cloudy golden orange with a nice foamy head that fizzled away shortly after the pour. Some visible carbonation could be seen.

s - nose is sweet banana and boasts tripel. A hint of grain is present, but fairly sweet.

t - much like the nose the flavor screams tripel but the rye is more present here than on the nose. It adds an interesting element to the beer and saves an otherwise boring American tripel. It also balances out the sweetness.

m/o - a bit rich and heavy but not sludgy or syrupy (although maybe a bit syrupy). Basically what you expect from an American tripel with an element of rye to smooth things out.

cosmicevan, Apr 19, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

On tap at Woodstock Pizza, Woodstock, NY.

Amber gold with creamy white sheeting.
Floral Belgian nose.
Ryvita, phenolic clove, lemon zest and ginger spice.
Floral end and nectar linger.
Crisp, slightly clingy.

Acts like a saison – Rye is there, hops are not. Lots of spice and flowers. Nice but odd.

StJamesGate, Jun 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

tommyguz, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

smithj4, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 16, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a hazy golden hue with minimal bleached white head.
Few streams of bubbles rise lazily towards teh surface and significant sediment floats in the midsection of the beer. I gotta drop the appearance due to little head retention
Aroma is spicy cloves and maybe some banana. Heavy with sweet bready yeast, peaches and pie crust. I think there is a mild rye presence, but it is very subdued.
First sip reveals an average body with very fine tingly carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish and generally mild texture. Easy drinking beer for sure.
Flavor is sweet candy sugar malt, a little bready yeast, cloves and light fruit. Sweet and complex is the best descriptor I can give.
Very easy to drink and no hint of the 9.5% ABV. I dont find any real hop presence to speak of and generally enjoy drinking the beer. An interesting and drinkable bigger beer for folks to try out.

Definitely worth a 6 pack.

sulldaddy, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

shigg85, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Gambrinus1184, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

NJBeer265, May 31, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.3%

CTJman, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

bacher468, Jul 04, 2014
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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.