BlackberrRye Ale | East End Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by IronCitySteve on 09-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
Photo of KAP1356
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a growler of this for my best friend when he came out to visit. From the Brewery. Poured into an East End pint glass...

A - Pours a nice golden brown color that reminds me of darker golden raisins. A nice 1 finger fizzy, eggshell white head forms about 1 finger thick and quickly recedes to a cap of the same color.

S - Smell is nice, but lacks a lot of what I was hoping to get. There is a bunch of malts up front, caramel, and some brediness. Very faint blackberry scent that I had to search for a bit. Rye doesn't jump out, but as it warmed, I picked up a little on it.

T - Taste is better with the blackberry coming through much more on the palate. Caramel and bready malts come next mixed with a grainy spice flavor that I cattribute to the rye.

M - Nice medium bodied beer with a pretty moderate carbonation. Finish is slightly spicy and dry.

O - Not bad, but not great. I really hoped there would be more blackberry in this one. Looking forward to another berry-rye offering from them to see if it is any different.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From the East End/Harris Grill beer pairing dinner. Scott states this was made with 100lbs of blackberries. We had the first pull.

A: Pours a orangish brownish red color with a small off white foam head. There is nice amount of lacing. Looks really nice.

S: The smell was not overly appearing. Not much rye or blackberry scents coming through. The main smell was a mild caramel back bone.

T: Starts off with a decent amount of rye spice up front. In the middle the caramel comes out. On the back end there is a mild amount of blackberry that starts to balance out the rye, but there needs more blackberry.

M: A nice light to medium bodied beer that leaves a dry rye spice tast on the palate.

O: I was really looking forward to trying this brew. I was hoping there would be more blackberry flavor coming through but it drank more like a rye ale.

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BlackberrRye Ale from East End Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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