Rye's Up! | Chelsea Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jwc215 on 11-14-2008

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of jim102864
2.94/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much going on here. Maybe I just don't get the style. Flat with zero carb and thus no head. A clear chestnut color. Served in a short mug only. I didn't pick up any nose. The taste is rather thin but I did discern rye but it's very subtle. No hop bitterness. A very bland brew and I rarely feel that way, particularly when it's from a firkin. Very thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of sholland119
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

A-Pours a clear amber red with a thin white head and moderate lacing.

S-A medium amount of hops in the nose with a bit of malt. Lacking a big rye presence that is one of my favorite characteristics of the style.

T-Better than expected based on the nose. A caramel malt sweetness in the front with a nice rye graininess in the middle and a moderate earthy hop bite at the end.

M-Crisp and a bit dry.

D-A nice beer. I had no problem putting away two.


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Photo of ffejherb
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Chelsea on 1/17/09.

A - Poured a medium amber/light copper-colored body with a hint of rusty orange and slim beige head that retained well and deposited a coat of thick lace around the glass.

S - Aroma features toasted grains, burnt caramel malt and a spicy rye character combined with a more earthy, leafy hop aroma and a kiss of citrus fruit.

T - This rye beer is on the malty side with plenty of toasted grains and caramel malt. The addition of the rye adds more depth of flavor including a dry spiciness and subtle herbal character. Hops become a little more apparent in the finish, with a leafy, herbal quality.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture, resulting in a pretty sticky mouthfeel overall. Finish is crisp, very dry and moderately hoppy on the palate.

D - Solid rye beer with tons of malty goodness. Hops open up a bit more in the finish, while the rye character persists throughout. Good stuff!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly fogged ruby hued brown. Nose is mild grains. Flavor has a robust bite on it. Well it's more like a nibble than a bite. Malty rye tones are definitely there. It's a typical rye, from what I've experienced to this point. Feel has a bite on the carbonation. Liquid is standard. An easy drinking rye. Decent enough.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brazen Head. Brooklyn.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light citrusy and slightly herbal hop with a touch of rye spice.

The taste consisted of a soft, yet resinous hop, a biscuity barley malt and a streak of rye zest.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very tasty and easy drinking ale. Boy do I love rye beers.

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Photo of jwc215
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recently purchased growler:

Pours reddish amber with a thick off-white head that descends to a lasting cover. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of pine, rye/carroway, and mint (tied in with the rye).

The taste is of caramel, piney hops, minty and spicy with a bittersweet, dry finish.

Fuller side of medium-bodied with a nice carbonation level that contributes to an even smoothness.

This is a nice Rye Beer - A pale ale with a nice rye - minty, dry - character - nicely balanced. Very drinkable!

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Rye's Up! from Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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