Brimstone Ryewine | DuClaw Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our full-bodied, 9.5% abv Ryewine, Brimstone, is mahogany in color and built on equal measures of smoky roasted malt and sizzling hop bitterness, accentuated by glowing embers of warm bread, dark fruit esters, and a dry, spicy rye character that smolders from your first sip to its long, lingering finish. Drink up, and get stoned!

Added by duceswild on 04-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of RBorsato
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a reddish brown body with one finger head and lace. A boozy, dark fruit aroma that is akin to raisins or plums and there is a little bit of sugary sweetness. Thick bodied, a little chewy, there are balanced flavors of candi sugar/yeast one finds in a Belgian ale, plus some strong notes of raisins/plums and there is a bit of sharp citric notes like orange. Finishes hot thanks to some booze and spiciness and is a pretty good beer to sip on.

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Photo of Pete_IV
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased 9/'15, packaged 4/'14. I saw this on shelf, and purchased it despite its age. I generally enjoy (barley)wines with some age on them. This one turned out to be past its time, or was not stored well in retail. Nice mahogany color, somewhat unattractive head. The taste and smell were cloyingly sweet and malty. Any trace of hop was gone, and I didnt notice much of a rye bite at all. I would revisit this if I can find a recent bottling, but I will not grab an old one again.

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Photo of EMV
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a deep semi-transparent mahogany. 2 fingers of tannish head leave modest lacing.

S: Malts and molasses mixed with hops and rye. Sweet and pungent.

T/F: Malty sweetness and dark fruits up front. Old fashioned candies and molasses... brown sugar and raisins. Gives way to a nice rye bite at the finish with a bit of hops to keep it honest.

O: A delicious sipper, and relatively drinkable given it's high ABV. The flavor becomes more complex and enjoyable as it warms, and one I'll be picking up again with intent to age.

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Photo of tigg924
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aged one year after I first bought it. Taste is deep caramel malt, orange, alcohol, light oaking. Very sweet and slick. Tasty, good beer. I will have to get this one again.

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Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of czeglin
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweeter than expected. Very good.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Little thin. No real aroma.

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Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nfritts
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the BEST Bourbon Aged Beers out there!

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Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark Amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high frothy beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oranges and rye are present in the nose along with hints of raisins.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off with with fruity flavors of candied oranges and raisins and finishes with spicy flavors of rye that linger into the finish. Only faint amounts of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting wheatwine with contrasting flavors of fruit and spicy rye. It is also rather drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of greyghost86
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vince_arch_beer
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little too sweet, but overall not a bad beer from these guys.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.51/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Semi tart apricot front with medium malt finish. Hefty but not overwhelming.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of WCW
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JasonL02
4.16/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Ycallacy
4.12/5  rDev +2%

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Brimstone Ryewine from DuClaw Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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