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Antiquity Rye Wine - DESTIHL Brewery

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Antiquity Rye Wine
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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DESTIHL Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-23-2009

A beer style perhaps lost in antiquity, our rye wine closely resembles an English-style barley wine but with a spicy/peppery note from rye, this beer is dark copper in color with a full body, high residual malty sweetness, high complexity of alcohols and fruity-ester characters balanced by low bitterness and extraordinary alcohol content, some English-variety hop aroma and flavor is present, and caramel, dark toffee and vinous/sherry-like aromas and flavors dominate. Drink it now or let it age.

78 IBU
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Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Well, might as well try out the rye wine that's sitting in front of me. I mean, how many rye wines do you encounter these days? This stuff pours a mostly clear rusty sienna topped by half-finger of light sandstone foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, honey-laden biscuit, rye spice, light pumpernickel, mild booze, and a bit of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, creating the effect of an old-school English barleywine loaded with some nice rye effects. Not bad at all. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a chewily smooth feel. Overall, a pretty nice rye wine, one of the best Destihl beers I've yet come across.

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Had this on 2012-10-09 in Normal, IL at the brew pub

A - Moderately clear amber-brown with 1/2-finger tan head and good lacing.

S - Spicy rye malt, light citrus. Not real strong but food aromas were present.

T - Rich and sweet rey malt, spicy like a rum cake. Alcohol sweetness. Toffee. Light sour for balance. Rich tasting and delicious.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Moderately-thick and creamy. Fairly sticky/cloying but in an appropriate way.

O - Basically a spicy barleywine. A nice change-of-pace. I dig it.

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had this on tap and liked it so much i had to take a growler home. this years batch is 11% abv if i remember correctly. a nice fingers worth of tan creamy head sits atop a ruby brown body. head recedes to a thin ring and the body clears up after the beer has a minute to settle in. taste and smell are very sweet at first with a big malty presence. the rye quickly becomes dominate in this drink. the big abv is not hidden, but not overpowering either. mouthfeel is thick with decent carbonation. very smooth with a touch of stickieness that the alochol washes away. left with a warming feeling in my belly. overall i really like this offering. not the best rye beer i've had, but a pretty good barleywine none the less.

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Antiquity Rye Wine from DESTIHL Brewery
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