Rye Knot Brown | COAST Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full bodied dark brown ale. Intense malt character with a slight caramel sweetness. The chocolate and rye malts add to the rich roasted coffee notes.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 36
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Ljoreilly
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MayLattimore
3.46/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a nice head. Smelled like coffee and chocolate with roasted malt. The taste was okay. I don't know what I was expecting to be different. But, I was a bit put off by this. The mouthfeel was very nice however. Overall, I guess I just didn't come away loving this beer. I only had one. But, I'm looking forward to tasting other beers from them.

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Photo of craytonic
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown murky pour, big frothy tan head

Smell: Tons of roasted malts and some burnt coffee and bitter chocolate with rye

Taste: Similar to the above, roasted malts, rye, burnt coffee, bitter chocolate. I hate all of them and wasn't a fan. A bit smokey.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy, perfect carbonation. COAST excels here.

Drinkability: Big flavors, hard for me to consume much.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours more like a nitro stout than anything else. Huge cream head with very small bubbles. Color is very dark brown with a tinge of red.

S: Nutty... lighter than expected. Hard to define due to a bit of weakness. Malty.

T: Pretty solid. Good nut charachter. Malt comes through well. Balanced by some bitterness. Very earthy. A bit of smokiness.

M: A little light in body. Carbonation is moderately aggressive but not too bad. Bitter develops more than other flavors.

A pretty solid showing from COAST. Def not my favorite from them but a solid brew. One of the better nut browns I've had.... or it is knot brown? Nah it's pretty nutty. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Nesued
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Obtained a growler on Rare Keg Thursday at the Piney Grove Green's in Columbia, SC.

Appearance - Dark caramel/brown color, light to moderate head formed upon the inital pour. Dimished quickly. Hard to determine the amount of carbonation but if I had to guess it would be light.

Smell - Big initial coffee nose with a faint grassy body as well. A toasty toffee nose overall.

Taste - Ample continuation of the coffee presence at the opening, a bold/bitter middle game where the hops make their presence known and a somewhat biting, almost tart finish from the rye addition.

Mouthfeel - A light watery mouthfeel. My only down-tick. Could have used more body to go along with the density present in the initial offering. Really lost it at the end.

Drinkability - I like browns, both DFH offerings being high on my list of great ones. This falls short of those, but is no slouch. I would prefer to have more of a mouthfeel.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of grayburn
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice local example of a brown ale, noticably spiced up from the rye. A dark brown pour with minimal head, a bit too cold from the tap, but gets much better as it warms up.

The nose is quite subdued, but the flavor is far from it. A very nice brown ale complimented by the peppery rye quite well. The mouth is nice and thick, finishing nicely dry which makes this very drinkable.

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Photo of hurshybear
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpro
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Coast... Served in a shaker pint -

A: Dark, dark brown; light tan head forms about a quarter inch of foam and leaves no lace.

S: Light roasty notes; chocolate malt; pungent rye is pretty noticeable throughout the sniff(s).

T: Sweet malt with some nice toasty / roasty notes thrown in... Chocolate and light coffee, too; rye doesn't overpower - just adds a nice extra dimension; maybe a tad of smoke on the end.

M: Full bodied and moderate carbonation; rye adds a touch of dryness and complements the earthy / slightly grassy hops present towards the finish; pretty smooth.

D / O: A nice brew, but not one of my favorites from Coast; a very big, bold brown ale, with a lot going on in the aroma and taste departments... A good fall beer, but nothing I'd go to crazy for.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by ryan011235 via PDXhops.

A- Ryan put it nicely when he said, "This is a puffy sum bitch". We both ended up with quite a lot of sand colored foam. I expected a generous lacing but was disappointed. The beer is mighty dark, but allows roasty shades of auburn and mahogany to peek out.

S- A slight weakness in the nose is a minor let down. I'm getting lots of brown ale style chocolate and grassy/floral hops. A milky creaminess and plenty of rye grain sourness.

T- This tastes pretty good. A creamy chocolatiness kicks things off. Balancing is left up to hops that are mostly grassy with notions of lemon interspersed. This is one of the most rye heavy beers I've had. Loads of toasted sourdough, spicy and sour rye grain. Some dark fruits are at play as well.

M- Quite creamy feeling most of the time. Carbonation dials its self down over the course of the glass. The finish has a slightly odd slickness to it.

D- In all this is a pretty good beer, but not one that I would usually find myself drinking.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootny
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corby112
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle received in a recent trade with raverjames. Thanks a lot man!

Pours a very dark hazelnut/chestnut brown color which is completely opaque with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source and a two finger beige head that quickly fades into a thin ring.

Roasted sweet chocolate malt aroma with touches of coffee, toffee, caramel, oatmeal and toast. The bittersweet dark chocolate notes are very prominent and the roastiness is subtle enough to not overpower the other scents. Slightly smokey with minimal earthy hops.

Roasty medium chocolate malt body that is a little thinner than I hoped with plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate, along with hints of hazelnut, rye, burnt toast, roasted coffee bean and toffee. The roasted malt presence is much more prominent than he aroma suggests slightly overpowering the silky chewy chocolate malt. Subtle rye sweetness and a dry finish.

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Photo of jfstilling
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Rye Knot Brown from COAST Brewing Company
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