Rye Wyne Ale
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
Rye Beer
Ranked #9
Ranked #4,272
4.16 | pDev: 9.13%
Nov 25, 2020
Apr 08, 2012
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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4.14 by 2beerdogs from California on Nov 25, 2020
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

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
4.34 by Chrispy_Creams from Minnesota on Jan 20, 2018
4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California on May 07, 2017
4.12 by AdamSteve from Michigan on Jan 02, 2017
4.36 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota on Nov 06, 2016
4.36 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island on Apr 17, 2016
4.17 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2016
4.14 by lochef81 from Michigan on Jan 28, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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
3.9 by SGerrard from Ohio on Jun 28, 2015
3.9 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jun 28, 2015
4.47 by BobZ from Massachusetts on May 17, 2015
4.35 by zonker17 from Texas on Apr 27, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

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
4.19 by Jas45678 from Michigan on Apr 24, 2015
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3.17/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by baybum from Pennsylvania

2011 bottle not holding up very well

Mar 17, 2015
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3.03/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Rifugium from North Dakota

2011 bottle, and not drinking very well.

Mar 16, 2015
4.5 by nathanmiller from New York on Feb 17, 2015
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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
by moshea from Michigan

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

Feb 16, 2015
4.52 by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH from Illinois on Jan 28, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
by kjyost from Canada (MB)

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
4.5 by EuphonicHops from Virginia on Dec 02, 2014
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 20, 2014
3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Nov 10, 2014
4.25 by ToadiesForCody from Minnesota on Sep 29, 2014
4 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 28, 2014
4.25 by josephwa from Minnesota on Sep 01, 2014
4.25 by shadetree67 from Minnesota on Aug 31, 2014
3.25 by deebo from Michigan on Aug 31, 2014
4 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Aug 13, 2014
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Aug 12, 2014
4.5 by aubzachsyd from Iowa on Jul 04, 2014
5 by coffygrinder from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2014
4.25 by mrebeka from Michigan on May 31, 2014
4 by DanGeo from Michigan on May 22, 2014
4.25 by Kmlund from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2014
Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 232 ratings