Rye Wyne Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

Rye Wyne AleRye Wyne Ale
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 228 ratings
Rye Wyne AleRye Wyne Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jera1350 on 04-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
228
Liked:
207
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
57
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobZ
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zonker17
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baybum
3.17/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

2011 bottle not holding up very well

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Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2011 bottle, and not drinking very well.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moshea
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has held up very well. I wish I let it go a little longer

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.41/5  rDev +6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 228 ratings
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