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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-28-2013)
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Yards pint glass. Just got this into my store the past week, so want to check it out.

AP: Dark amber to caramel colour, though not dense as I can see my fingers through the glass. Not as thick as I'd have thought it would be. 3/4" fluffy white head dwindles down to 1/8" with decent lacing on the sides.
AR: Like stone ground crackers, hard German pretzels, toasted cereal grains, cracked pepper and a hint of citrusy lemon. Not really a complex array of aromas going on here, but the ones that are here smell like they should be tasty.
T: Like it smells. Tastes like these pepper laced multi-grain crackers I had recently, along with the pretzel and cereal grains from the nose. Thankfully the rye in this does not have that anise flavour that I detest. Soft notes of lemon, pine and grapefruit towards the finish that linger a bit afterwards. Like the nose, flavours aren't complex but the ones that are here are tasty. I'd have liked the hops to be a bit more assertive. The beer is well balanced, but both the malt and hops are light to moderate with neither being bold.
M: For an 8% ABV brew, the body struck me as being on the light side. It is crisp and fairly smooth with moderate carbonation which gives it some creaminess and an off dry finish.
OV: A solid brew. At 8% you can't call this sessionable, but it drinks like it is as the body is on the lighter side and the flavours are mellow. This goes down rather easy, too easy for an 8%er. I like the flavours, just wish they were more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 02:33:24 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.