Mixed Berry Ryeway
Revolution Brewing

Mixed Berry RyewayMixed Berry Ryeway
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From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
12.4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.03%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 12, 2023
Added:
Jul 09, 2020
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
A carefully selected blend of Ryeway barrels provides the glossy, oak-rich canvass for a raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, and cranberry medley bursting with a finely tuned continuum of sweet and tart.
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Rated: 4.33 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.48 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 04, 2022
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Rated by zonker17 from Texas

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Deep red color, not much head. Nose dominated by berry. Taste also very berry, raspberry and strawberry. Hides 12% very well.
Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Chilmer from Iowa

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Oct 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jun 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 25, 2021
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep ruby red with almost no head and no lacing.

The smell is bright berries, chocolate, oak, and whiskey.

The taste has huge notes of raspberries and blackberries with oak and vanilla and a strong rye finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected but it didn't detract.

Overall this is very unique and exceptionally enjoyable.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by cd34 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Opaque black at first glance, it's actually hazy dark purple under light, with a short pastel mauve foam head that settles quickly to a more pinkish film before disappearing into a still bordeaux-like surface.

The explosion of berries is absolutely stunning up front. It's almost puckering, yet it's not actually sour. It's such a massive punch of fruit, but in some crazy way tolerable and even cooperative with the ryewine, coming across like fruit leather and that gooey, sticky edge around a just baked strawberry rhubarb pie or blackberry cobbler. It takes a moment to dig deeper, but after a second exhale, deeply luscious nougat and caramel swirl in from the barrel and Ryeway.

Subsequent sips bring out those #life characteristics even more, as dark malty gingersnap, molasses and char are peppered still by super seedy blackberry jam, before coming to an impressively powder dry finish.

This is an adventure that far exceeds any expectations I had. I thought their Strawberry Jacket was a stunning feat, but this is just over the top, in all the best of ways.
Mar 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.62 by skochdopotato from California

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can. Pours deep purple with a pink head. What? Smells of strong berry aroma. Acidic and jammy. Whiskey behind it. Tastes of sweet and sour berries. Whiskey and rye spice. Sweet maltiness. Finishes with lots of rye whiskey. Medium heavy. This is bonkers. And while it is all kinds of stupid, it's really good. A full can becomes a bit much.
Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Oct 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by ADG2995 from Missouri

Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Oct 02, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 7/10/20

Pours a dense, semi-viscous, jet-purple body capped with a half-finger of ruddy pink foam that fades almost as quickly as it forms to a nonexistent cap, temporary, fuzzy collar, and no lacing clinging to the walls of the glass.

Aroma opens with a boggy array of blackberry and raspberry enveloping softer notes of cocoa, oak, and vanilla across the bouquet; fuller bourbon presence is hinted at intermittently, though a wine-like, tannic grape quality comes to dominate as the beer warms; a dense, thick, and largely fruit-forward bouquet.

Taste shows a rounded, somewhat understated display of bourbon, caramel, brown bread, and vanilla laying a foundation for a dense berry medley, highlighting fresh boysenberry and blackberry upfront as cranberry and raspberry steadily accent; tannic red grape briefly 'pops' over the mid-palate as a dusting of cacao and blackberry mark the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-full body playing off of a stiff, lower-end carbonation dispersing a light prickle along the palate; juicy and delicately tart through the mid-palate, while fading to a mild, tannic acidity into the back end; a syrupy texture builds and briefly threatens to overwhelm the finish, but dries just enough for a more composed close; minimal alcohol presence/warmth lingering.

With the rye ale base all but masked entirely, it's clear the oak and fruit additions are left to make their mark, and while the barrel-aging adds a unique layer, I'm not sure it meshes well enough with the stronger berry profile to feel entirely important to a grander profile; the idea is creative and coherent, and the execution is steady, but the final product can't quite shake the notion of uneasily marrying two disparate elements.
Oct 01, 2020
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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I thought the The berry flavor was a little too much. Maybe as it ages it will settle down a bit. The taste had a nice tartness to it and the booze was very well hidden. Not my favorite but I'm glad I tried it.
Sep 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by brn9000 from Illinois

Sep 14, 2020
Mixed Berry Ryeway from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 32 ratings