Rye Wyne Ale
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

Rye Wyne AleRye Wyne Ale
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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #8
ABV:
9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,355
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 9.05%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
231
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Minnesota, United States
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Rye Wyne AleRye Wyne Ale
Notes: One of the few small grains still grown in Southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one-of-a-kind ale brewed and aged in tiny Lucan, Minnesota.Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought North from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa.
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from March Madness 2017. Don't think I've had a rye wine before.

Pours that brown and dark red mixture of a color. 1/3" light brown head. Good retention, small compact bubbles. Requisite caramel, vanilla, bourbon interplay aroma wise. Nothing specific to rye here, barrel or grain. Maybe its "maltier" I dunno.

Taste, I appreciate that this isn't super boozy, allows to get more in tune with this unique beer. Nice and toasty. I'm getting that very light residual rye spice and sweeter barrel as it warms, pretty nice mouth feel and taste to it as it continues, each sip settled in nicer than the last one. She's a sticky one and better for it. Feelings of molasses, brown malt, rye, caramel, toffee, bourbon, dark fruit, but nothing really dominated other than that smooth malty current all the way down.

I'd like to see more of these barrel aged offerings that aren't massive booze bombs. This was a good example of a 9% barrel offering that bangs/slaps as the kids say.

Oct 14, 2020
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours kind of a brownish color, with a 1 finger slightly off white head. The head retention is decent, and some lacing on the glass.
The nose from my first impression is really rich with the rye barrel aroma. The aroma has a slight sweetness to it, and is pleasing.
Taste - first sip at 57 F - Is quite interesting, and a very interesting mix of flavors. Up front it's a mellow flavor profile, then the rye kicks in. The rye does linger for quite a while.
Smooth feel up front, then the alcohol - 9% - kicks in. There's a nice feel from the rye barrel. The beer does linger on the palate, and has a nice body.
I've got 4 more of these (and might be able to get more), and I know they can be aged. I will be ageing them and I'll see how they change over the years.

Sep 03, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Waxed 750ml bottle vintage 2011. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears mahogany in color with ruby clarity and a firm khaki head.

The smell is vinous with caramel malt and oaky notes blending to vanilla sweetness. The taste has toasty almost bready rye upfront than whiskey oak and orange almost herbal character across the back that feels mildly medicinal. Plenty of smooth vanilla in the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall im really happy with how this has turned out. Im curious what it was like fresh because now with a few years of age on it, its pretty wonderful.

Sep 03, 2015
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mwilbur from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark and heavy looking caramel brown with extremely thin head that quickly disappears.
S: Sweet caramel malt, dark dried fruit, spicy rye, brown sugar, cola, and hints of clove.
T: Boozy brown sugar, dark dried fruit, notes of spicy rye and whiskey (subdued with time however these aspects do grow as this opens up and warms a bit), and notes of banana and clove.
M: Moderately heavy body. Loads of sweetness (mildly sticky) with shades of boozy bite (hinting at its former self). Extremely smooth with a nice lingering on the palate.
D: Reading recent reviews of this made me a bit nervous. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this has held up well over time...but I probably wouldn't hold onto it much longer (maybe just a tad past peak). Perhaps different cellaring techniques account for the wide swings of recent reviews. Very nice sipper...allow it to warm a bit for optimal enjoyment.

Apr 26, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage bottle brought back by my sister from Minnesota. Poured into a Blanche de Namur small pint glass. Pours a dark, hazy mahogany brown with little light transmission in the glass. A thin, dark khaki head dissipates quickly to patches and light lacing. Nice aroma of rye whiskey, caramel malt, brown sugar. Flavor is rich, brown sugary caramel malt, rye whiskey, vanilla, dark dried fruit, mostly plums and raisins, finishing with oak, malt and spicy whiskey. Delicious. Medium bodied with light creaminess, light carbonation. I was saving this for a "special occasion", but that section is getting too big and to crowded, so why not tonight? This is so tasty, I kept thinking I should have saved it, but not disappointed that it is open now. A strong, intense ale, but the malt body is more than up to the task of supporting the rye whiskey flavors. Reminiscent of an English barleywine for the malt and fruit, but unique in the great rye profile. Excellent. I'll never see this again, but I'll remember it for a long time. What a great sister.

Dec 15, 2014
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kjyost from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Gorgeous notes on the nose of the and caramel. Body is a beautiful pairing of rye and sweetness with a hint of smoke that is reminiscent of a leathery goodness. A little not and burning in the back of the throat. Otherwise a gorgeous beer.

Dec 12, 2014
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2011

Appearance: mahogany colored. Opaque and full of rye flake sediment. One or two fingers of a tan head that fades slowly and leaves a strong lacing on the sides.

Smell:strong whiskey. Strong boozy quality. Some molasses and toffee sweetness. Some strong dark fruits, raisins and plums.

Taste: opens with an oak like quality. Quickly taken over by booze, spicy hot whiskey. Subtle notes of raisins, molasses, rye, toffee, tobacco. Lots of complexity if you sip at this as it warms.

Mouthfeel: heavy and thick. Quite hot even at 3 years old.

Overall: good and complex but too strong on barrel. I would like those subtle characters to come out stronger for it to be great

Apr 27, 2014
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 750ml bottle into a chalice. bottled in 2011.

A - Deep dark brown with a 1 finger khaki head. Thin ring with some splotches of lacing.

S - Whoa, sweet vanilla whiskey! There must be a ton of sweet malt in this beer. Brown sugar, caramel, and molasses. Not picking up much rye or barrel.

T - Big, sweet notes of whiskey, caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Only faint hints of rye and almost no barrel presence. Finish is very sweet with no alcohol. This reminds me of an aged Backwoods bastard.

M - Thick, full body with good carbonation for a 2 year old BA beer. It is rather rich and smooth.

O - Great job by this brewery to create a unique style that not many others dabble in, rye. It is big, bold, and bodacious. Maybe a bit too much to take on alone.

Dec 24, 2013
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chugalug06 from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#7 of cellar diving

2011

Foamy white head lingers nicely and leaves pillowy white foam on the sides. Nice collar of foam.

Loads of vanilla, caramel, oak, dates, spicy!

Smooth, delightful, peachy, sweet, boozy. Rye loaf is dead ringer. Lots of caramelized ginger, guava, pineapple, apricot, cherry... Smooth even carbonation, sweetness is solid and well placed. Bitter bite is not even close to present. Thin with lots of backend bite.

A nice even Rye offering. By far the more rye forward brew I've ever had. Brau Bros. did a great job with Rye Wyne.

Nov 10, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a wedding snifter.

2011 vintage. Let's get some rye ale aged in rye barrels, eh? This stuff pours a brackish sienna topped by a half-finger of off-sandstone foam. The nose comprises caramel, whiskey, candied orange peel, toasted toffee, and a hint of what seems like red wine grapes. The taste brings in more of the same, with a lot of the Templeton Rye coming through, a touch of buttercream, and a bit of wood for the sake of it. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a solid rye-barrel-aged rye beer, one that brings enough complexity to make me happy for several helpings. Good times.

Sep 02, 2013
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Florida9 from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottling.

A: Dark brown, but a slightly cloudy appearance gives it the look of burnt umber. Forms a smallish bubbly head. Reduces down to a thick, bubbly ring around the edge and a light surface coating. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is a mix of heavy, sweeter malts and oak barrel. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, oak, whiskey. Darker fruits to a lesser extent.

T: Taste is pretty big...Moderately sweet. Mostly brown sugar. Caramel, vanilla, oak. There is a definitely some spice in this, but I'm unable to tell if it's from the rye or the higher alcohol. Finish is long with a mild vanilla sweetness.

M: Again, this is a big beer. Full bodied. Lower carbonation, but not flat. Not necessarily bitter, but there is a drying astringency to the beer. Alcoholic heat.

O: A rye beer aged on rye whiskey. A nice concept and well executed. Big, alcoholic, and spicy. A bit surprised this one isn't generating bigger hype.

Sep 01, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LiverBelly for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, rye, whiskey, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and whiskey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a barrel aged presence that is slightly better in the taste in my opinion.

Aug 19, 2013
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Powderhornphil from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a 2011 bottle.

Pours deep rich brown. Fair amount of head with resiliant lacing.

Smells of rye wiskey. Barrel. Lots of dark fruits. Also apple jam booze notes.

Speaking of booze; where is it? No heat. Definately a sipper with lots of sweetness. Good example where the barrel gives flavor over boozy heat.

Thick and slightly sticky on the palate. Best Brau Brothers I have had.

Overall quite nice.

Aug 06, 2013
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in trade form MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet dark sugary malts with hints of plum and prune. Light vinous grape skin aroma, a touch of alcohol and a nice vanilla and woody touch. The flavor starts off sweet sugary malts but that is whisked away by oak and spirits as well as the fruit from the aroma. Ligth spicy tartness rounds out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carboantion and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged brew that I'd never heard of until the bottle arrived at my doorstep.

Jul 10, 2013
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brau Brothers 2011 Rye Wyne Ale. Ale Aged in Used Rye Whiskey Barrels. Brau Brothers Brewing Company, Lucan, Minnesota. ABV:???

Dark crimson coloring, a rich ruby, with a narrow layer of foam.

Aroma: Wine hits first. (I know this is not wine-barrel-aged, but that's what I'm getting.) A touch of sour, a twist of tannins, deep and fruity. Then the bourbon slips out from under the covers. Raisins coming through, now, and other dark fruits. Incredible. Gorgeous.

Taste: In the mouth, it's both mighty and mellow. A beautiful blend of barley-wine and bourbon. Some cocoa, plenty of dark fruit, lots of luscious malt.

I'm going to stop thinking about my drinking and read this label. "One of the few small grains still grown in southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one of a kind ale brewed and aged in tinny Lucan, Minnesota. Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought north from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa."

Love it. Boast-less and gobbledygook free. This is utterly fantastic,ale, so flavorful, so rich and robust, clearly the finest beer to come out of Lucan, Minnesota, and I hope I don't stop saying that. Brau Brothers keeps getting better and better and doing more and more. Mmmm. Just plain ol' mmm, mmm, and yum.

May 25, 2013
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sweemzander from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL waxed and capped bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a really deep and dark brown murky color with white froth.

(S)- Lots of dry raisin and prune meets a subtle oaky bourbon spice note.

(T)- Lots and lots of dry leathery oak with raisin and prune. Ever so slightly fig-like fruity sweetness.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level with lovely barrel characters with lots of dry yet dark fruits. It is quite sweet, but the barrel notes counterbalances that well.

(O)- Great barrel characters meet some dry yet chewy dark fruits. Definitely a nice twist for a rye ale with the obvious use of Templeton Rye barrels.

May 06, 2013
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TheBrewo from New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We cut the wax on a bottle of the 2011 vintage, pouring a heavy brew of ruddy chestnut coloring. It puts up almost no head, but a hearty swirl brings up a half finger tall head of tiny, yellowish bubbles, then showing decent retention into a starry film across the top of the liquid. Cords of lacing are left all around the glass. A thick haze cuts through the clarity, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appears to be on the active side. The aroma initially smells just like straight Jack Daniel’s, but with warmth, the grain really fills in, with biting rye grit, hugely fusel booze, lactic sourness, light bubblegum esters, and mild woody dryness. With warmth comes robust tininess, soft floral hoppiness, biting plastics, chemically medicinals, and airy vanilla sweetness. Our first impression is that beer is much sweeter than the nose might suggest, with excellently integrated whisky flavoring into the strong, malty, rye base. As we sip, the taste begins with authentic clove spiciness, smooth whiskey, juicy ale yeastiness, biting and drying rye graininess, soft and sweeter wheat, and soft buttery diacetyls. Pushing to the peak is gritty sandiness, continued clove, gravel, dried grassiness, deep syrupy black cherry and raisin somewhere on the far back, with more washing authentic whiskey booziness. Melted brown sugar and spicy woodiness blend to pull us to the finish, where the rye really picks up in bitterness, with light caramel malts, juicy and metallic yeastiness, bright toffee sweetness, molasses, and vegemite. The aftertaste breathes heavily of whisky and woody barreling, syrupy plum, further spice of clove independent from any suggestions of phenols, very dark rye graininess, mineral, basement muskiness, and residual dextrin malty sugar. The body is full, and the carbonation is medium. There is thick and sticky smack, sip, slurp, and pop, with the lips left heavy with sugars. Froth and creaminess remain decent throughout. The mouth is equally as coated, with eventual grainy, sandy, gritty dryness all the way to the tonsils. The abv is hearty but appropriate, and the beer sips easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring. Everything about this beer is just so authentic. From the spicy inclusions, to the genuine grain, to the whiskey, each component gives its unadulterated self to the final blend. While each component is uniquely bold and considerably independent, they each come together in the end, affording wonderfully simple smoothness. The first sip conjures thoughts of what a Bourbon County rye beer would be like (unfortunately we couldn’t land a bottle of the Bramble Rye, so the comparison is all but lost) due to the depth of malts, big booziness, smooth diacetyls, and sweet drinkability. This is a great beer, and the age on it has surely cut much of its initial hotness, helping to keep things sipping all day long.

May 05, 2013
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alexgash from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. 2011.

Dark leather brown. Partly cloudy. Pinkie finger of dense, tight-bubbled, light beige head. Nice lacing up the glass. Woody, with aromas of toffee, bread pudding, oak, vanilla, and toasted marshmallows.

Toasted malts and vinous, woody flavors up front. Gets oaky real quick, with notes of charred wood, vanilla, and toasted marshmallows. Sweet toffee, caramel, and fruits settle in. Warming whiskey and rummy fruit notes into the finish. Some tannic, woody bitterness. Lingering marshmallow and oak. Full-bodied, with a creamy, smooth feel. Very nice!

May 01, 2013
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daledeee from Iowa

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer expert at John's Grocery said this was the best beer he had in the store. How could I refuse? Besides that Templeton Rye barrells... This is a 2011 version and I am pretty sure this is the first release of this beer.

Pours a dark brown with hints of light going through this. I figured a high ABV and aged beer would need some head coaxing. WRONG. Great creamy head and lace.

Nose is alchohol, vanilla, bourbon.

Taste: Vanilla, lots of vanilla, bourbon, boozy, caramel, hops. The hops have been blended into the total mix. This is less hoppy than I thought. This is a barleywine to end all barleywines. I am agreeing with the Beer Guy.

Mouth feel is creamy and slightly carbonated. Once again, near perfection.

Overall, this blows away all strong barleywines, rye beers I have had. Truly exceptional beer. As the years go by, I give less 5 ratings for taste. This one deserves it.

Apr 06, 2013
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SaxmanRick from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've tried one of these each year and they were always too hot/young. Finally, after four years, it's ready - drinking quite well. Unfortunately, this is my last one. Nice, softened rye spiciness, pleasant medium mouthfeel.

Apr 05, 2013
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Treebs from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to supercolter for the brew. 750 ml waxed bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. 2011 vintage.

A: Pours a murky brown color with some ruby highlights. A whitish head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Plum sweetness with some raisins. Definitive rye spice with a big whiskey backing. Roasted malts with underlying barrel sweetness.

T: Rye spice with the whiskey notes is large up front. Pretty hot as well still. Notes of oak, smooth caramel and some figs. Booze soaked raisins as well.

M: Medium bodied with a slightly higher than anticipated carbonation. Whiskey finish.

O: Surprisingly still a little hot, and I would have liked a little more chewiness on the texture and a little less carbonation. Overall it was still a nice beer.

Mar 10, 2013
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BeardedBoffin from New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This 2011 vintage bottle of brew pours a deep mahogany color with a decent cap of foam. The aroma of the beer is heavily accented with rye whiskey. The oak barrels, peat, dried earth fruit all contributes. This continues on the palate with smooth malt mixed with the oak-laced whiskey notes. The alcohol is produces a slow burn at the end.

The whiskey was stronger than expected, perhaps too strong in my opinion. On the other hand a careful made brew.

Mar 04, 2013
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DovaliHops from California

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. Pours murky, brownish-red color with a small off-white color with a hint of tan. Scent is WOW...amazing nose on this one. Smells like blackberry jam with some heavy raisin and fig aromas. Lovely oak and whiskey aromas as well. The whiskey is not "in-you-face", very subtle and tame. Tons of rye and spiciness to the aroma as well. The nose of this beer actually has a rye bread aroma. More sweet whiskey and dark fruit aromas. Taste is just as delightful as the nose. Whiskey, however, is far less tame in the flavor. It lets you know it is there from the moment it touches your lips. Not harsh, but definitely present. Dark fruits and spicy rye flavors seem to take over in the middle of the tongue. The back has a bit of booziness with oak and vanilla flavors...also subtle hop bitterness. This beer has some complexity, for sure. As the beer warms, the sweet whiskey and rye come through more. Some toffee and light citrus flavors come through as well. The citrus was not present when this beer was cold. Mouthfeel is just as this beer should be. Full bodied and ready to sip. Drinkability is fairly high for this big, rich beer. Overall, this is one of the better wheatwine/rye beers...whatever you want to call it. I think this is the only beer I have had from this brewery. I really enjoyed this one.

Feb 27, 2013
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ManVersusBeer from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 Bottle. Cheers to Trxxpaxxs
Ruby slippers colored, slight brown hue, just verging on brown head, nice looking.
Odd nose, touch of soil, lots of wood, oak, mild milk chocolate, mild smoke.
Wow, tastes like chocolate initially, just fantastic, milky, with hints of cocoa nib and that vanilla which comes from those delicious Templeton Rye bourbon barrels. Molasses, no it’s toffee, like a Skors bar and coconut, as well. Just a touch of heat, but not hot, seems to have mellowed nicely after about a year and a half. Could have held on to this a bit longer, but I think this might be drinking perfect right now. It may have become too sweet with age, it has lost any hop character, though it also could have toned it down.
Finish is creamy with a hint of sweetness, but neither sugary nor cloying. Could be just a tad drier, but that is nit picking. Ample carbonation with that mild bit of rye spice sneaking up. Delicious. Really glad I decided to crack this.

Feb 21, 2013
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DaveAnderson from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle, capped and waxed.

The beer pours out in an oily, contiguous stream that seems to hold together even from a decent height. Unsurprisingly, the head waits until after I pour to begin building. It's very thin, and does not last long. In the glass, the beer is a murky, hazy brown.

Right away, I smell bourbon, er, rye, along with some brown sugar, chocolate, and a hint of something farmy that I can only tease out when I swirl it. Alcohol is noticeable, but not dominant. I'm not really catching a lot of hop aromas, but the age may play a role in that. If I swirl it, I get some tropical fruits, mainly pineapple. But that brinks out the funk, too, which lends it a durian note.

It tastes a lot like it smells, but with the added rye spice and fairly aggressive bitterness.

This is a really enjoyable bottle. If I had to pick nits, I would say it's a little hot, even after some cellaring. But it's the best of the Templeton Rye barrel-aged beers I have had do far.

Feb 01, 2013
Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 231 ratings