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Big Eddy Ryewine Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Ryewine AleBig Eddy Ryewine Ale

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85
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 05-26-2013)
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a very dark crimson amber color. Produced a nice cap of off-white froth. Surprising retention and lacing for the style.

(S)- A big rye malt base with massive raisin and plum dark fruits. Not overly sweet but a firm graininess to the smell overall.

(T)- Surprised at the amount of spicy dark fruits this has (plum, raisin, and prune). Slight biscuity yeast makes this quite belgian-like for me.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level. I really like the balance this has, even though it has strong belgian-like qualities despite it being an american barleywine.

(O)- An interesting take for a barleywine. With the age on the bottle, this has morphed into something complex, just not necessarily in a barleywine sense.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 12:52:42 | More by sweemzander
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-17-2014 19:43:48 | More by MattSharpless
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jna626

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-03-2014 01:33:23 | More by jna626
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2014 00:36:50 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Millsnerlight


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-27-2014 00:25:46 | More by Millsnerlight
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a deep brownish amber, mostly clear, with a yellowish lacing for a head. Dissipates to nothing.

Smells of rich caramel, toasted biscuit, toffee, vanilla, and figs.

Taste follows. Rich caramel and fruity malts with elements of figs, grapes, and pears. Some biscuit malt and maple as well.

Medium body with light stinging carbonation.

A fairly taste rich ale with decent enough flavor. A little overbearing, perhaps. Could stand to have a little more balance. Worth a try as long as it's not too hard to come by.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 22:20:12 | More by Cylinsier
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle the Wegmans Dewitt NY for $3

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a good size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, anise

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, molasses/caramel and hops. There is also some vanilla, cola and a touch of anise.

Overall - Surprisingly good. Picked this up because I'd never seen it before. The booze is well hidden and it seems like it is really well crafted.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 00:39:46 | More by spinrsx
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear tawny port color capped by an inch or so of foam; quite a bit of lacing

Smell: Smells a bit like an herbal cherry cough syrup - plummy, with fortified grape, cherry and orange peel

Taste: Very fruity, with fortified grape, cherry, plum and dried orange peel cracking through the toffee malt; after the swallow, it tastes very much like fruitcake

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A rather odd tasting beer, with a fruitcake character dominating; not sure what happened to the rye

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:28:16 | More by brentk56
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber with little to no head. Boozy and a little bland to the nose. It starts off smooth and finishes the same. It tastes a lot like red wine. It's a little watery for my taste. The 10% alcohol is masked well but the taste doesn't wow me. It's not a bad beer but it leaves a lot to be desired. I guess this is Leinenkugel's attempt at a full-bodied Amber. I think they ought to stick to the fruity beers that made them famous.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 03:43:04 | More by Ryan_Graham
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TheBeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-03-2014 22:54:11 | More by TheBeer
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robear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-24-2014 17:17:47 | More by robear
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-18-2014 03:37:08 | More by enelson
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Mphis

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-13-2014 03:08:54 | More by Mphis
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

05-11-2014 21:04:47 | More by TooGood
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-30-2014 23:30:37 | More by IdrinkGas
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Giesch

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-23-2014 15:15:09 | More by Giesch
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-21-2014 01:56:36 | More by MidwestBA
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losdizzel

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2014 03:00:15 | More by losdizzel
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2014 00:01:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Musineer

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-15-2014 03:29:27 | More by Musineer
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-02-2014 01:04:00 | More by cdtoffers
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Katie1302

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-27-2014 04:33:02 | More by Katie1302
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2014 04:01:17 | More by martyl1000
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-17-2014 18:18:59 | More by touchmeimsac
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit past best buy date, but I think it is listed as a date short for most for this style.
Poured into SA glass.
Nice whiff of sweet malt and sweet alcohol. A bit of toasty grain and very mild spice from the rye. Not too rich yet. Minimal hops.
Really an attractive color with garnet in light and a clear brownish hue otherwise. Small tan head that settles out.
Rather rich, as would be expected. Alcohol is smooth and hits my empty gut with an immediate warmth. Smooth malt flavors with a soft, but distinct rye crackle. Some candy like sweetness, but enough bittering to balance. Kinda' chewy on the finish and need to brush my teeth when done. Nice complexity to the grain bill offers interesting and pleasing flavors.
Good effort. Not exceptional, but like other Big Eddy's a nice version at a decent cost.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 17:18:34 | More by garymuchow
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Big Eddy Ryewine Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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