Rye Wyne Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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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
Ratings:
228
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
57
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2
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of alexgash
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

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Photo of FullObs
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of daledeee
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jamiecoppin
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Treebs
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pmoney
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ManVersusBeer
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Rye Wyne Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
4.15 out of 5 based on 228 ratings.
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