Big Eddy Ryewine Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
07-24-2014 12:52:42 | More by sweemzander
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
06-20-2014 22:20:12 | More by Cylinsier
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
06-13-2014 00:39:46 | More by spinrsx
3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
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
06-10-2014 01:28:16 | More by brentk56
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
06-07-2014 03:43:04 | More by Ryan_Graham
Big Eddy Ryewine Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.