Smooth Ryed - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.79/5 rDev +14.5%
Appearance 3.25: Attractive coppery gold color. Completely translucent. Smallish 1/4" head.
Smell 3.50: Good bouquet. Malty, grainy, with a nice warming sensation.
Taste 4.0: Front is slightly sweet with a very brief hint of hops. Middle is thick and malty. Semi-sweet with a slightly dry and spicy twang. Finish also has that pleasant spiciness and showcases a tasty, hoppy, alkaline hint along with very brief flashes of malt and caramel. Aftertaste is short, dry and refreshing.
Mouthfeel 3.75: A bit too bubbly. Less bubbles would have made it feel more like an ale, but this level makes it sort of strange, an in-between kind of beer sensation.
Overall 3.75: Probably the best rye beer I have tasted. It is not perfect by any means, but is good at what it attempts to do: create a refreshing, "seasonal" (the box said that, not me) brew. Sessionable and probably great with food, there is no hint of its 6.3% ABV. A sleeper, a surprise and worth purchasing if you see it.
07-09-2013 05:20:46 | More by BeerDocT
4.34/5 rDev +31.1%
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: A nice deep amber orange color. A bright white head recedes to a film with a thicker ring around the edges. Good webby lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Rye grains all over, with some slight sourness.
Taste: Excellent. Rye malts bring a dryness at first, with some caramel sweetness soon after. Faint tart notes fill out the back.
Mouthfeel: Slightly dry, but refreshing as well.
Overall: I really like this beer. Clean with lots of character.
05-07-2013 02:05:32 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.26/5 rDev -1.5%
Pumpkin-orange body with a thick, lasting two-finger thick, fluffy head sitting on top; clinging rings of lacing on the pint glass. Malty sweet scents intertwine with rye spiciness; sorghum in there, too. Bitter hops merge with rye flavors for a decent taste bud treat. Medium-bodied, smooth, dry finish.
A fair little rye beer that goes down nicely. Nothing extraordinary, yet has enough character to warrant repeat visits...
04-09-2013 22:49:14 | More by beergoot
2.85/5 rDev -13.9%
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint
A - 1.5 finger tan head. Full and fluffy. The head sinks pretty quick with a clear, dark brown body with reddish highlights. Looks good!
S - Citrus hops, faint metal notes, spicy caramel background.
T - Spicy hops off the top with notes of citrus and red fruit. Sweet malt background with a peppery hop bite. There's a weird off flavor that I can't put my finger on. The rye is present with light spice and blend well with the fruit. Finishes with fruity rye bread, almost toasty with a dry finish.
M - Medium body, ample carbonation, crisp peppery finish.
Nice use of rye, not overpowering and could work well as a session beer, if it werent for that off-putting flavor. The mild fruity yeast added a nice English accent. This didn't go down that "smooth".
04-07-2013 02:50:51 | More by StaveHooks
Smooth Ryed from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
77 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.