Pepper In The Rye | Brewery Vivant

Pepper In The RyePepper In The Rye
BA SCORE
3.85/5
44 Ratings
Pepper In The RyePepper In The Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhartley on 07-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,356
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of QianBokSubai
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LaurenZ
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks light from the pour. It is a golden yellow, slightly amber color. It has aromas that are refreshing and sweet: apples, sweet and crisp. The taste is very lightly hoppy but is definitely sweet and apple tasting with some yeast present. This beer was good overall and I expected it to be a little more spicy.

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Photo of Angela1956
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden brown appearance makes it appealing to the eye. Has an apple juice and floral aroma. Floral, apple and pepper notes that linger on the tongue. In addition there's a little bitter hop flavor. I found this beer to be clean and refreshing.

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Photo of eckk_rachel
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apperance : Golden Amber Look / Large Head on the pour

Smell : fruity hops smell, IPA, not overwhelming

Taste: spicy hops + floral, sweeter as it sits in your mouth

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Photo of Erichb411
4.84/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bakercia
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light brown, smells slightly spicy. Very light and tangy, much more tangy than expected.

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Photo of Hanna-Russell
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber color, caramel aroma, light & fresh taste. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

$ 11.69/four pack of 16s ($ 0.182/oz) at Oppermann’s, Saginaw, MI
Undated can at 42 degrees into hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – weak pepper
Head small (< two cm, aggressive pour) off white, fizzy, rapidly gone leaving neither ring nor layer
Lacing – none
Body medium amber, clear, weak effervescence
Flavor – weak, some rye spiciness, hint of the green peppercorns; no malt, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3.25, Overall 3

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Photo of Kristie_Duve
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Caramel golden hue, lots of carbonation
Aroma: tad of fruity hops, enjoyable, and not overwhelming
Taste: Floral notes with a little spice, yeast present.

This beer was delicious, easy to drink, yet still was strong and flavorful!

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Photo of taylorzeee
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A really beautiful golden color which a yeast and hoppy scent. You can taste the spiciness from the rye as well as a sweet, "floral-like" taste. The after taste turns sweeter as it sits in your mouth. Overall a really interesting and delicious beer!

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Photo of BLZR
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAJ
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another really nice Belgian style beer from Vivant but the pepper was barely noticeable. The rye as well wasn't very intense and this is definitely still a Belgian first. Really enjoyable but not as interesting as I was hoping for.

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Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNLTandem
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: This sorta drags this downs...unless you love rustic. Dirty orange. Clearly unfiltered (hah, clearly unfiltered, get it?), dingy, next to no head, I'd rate it lower if it wasn't so curmudgeonly awesome.

Aroma: A bit of citrusy hops. But other than that, REALLY clean. The exact opposite of the Look. Interesting, cool. Really appealing!

Taste: A great balance. Spicy (although to be fair, I'm eating this with Buffalo cauliflower at Terra in GR). I think the crazy color and lack of clarity are actually indicators of the maltiness wrapped into this.

Feel: Good thick rich mouthfeel.

Overall: Don't let the look of this thing fool you when it hits the table. It's really delicious. And contrary to the listing here, it is not retired....or has been reborn.

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Photo of Cotton_27
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SerialTicker
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Typical Brewery Vivant, no canning date to be found. 16oz can, also typical Brewery Vivant, ran $3.99 ... which is fairly typical Brewery Vivant, too -- at least for a Tier 2 release from them. I love pepper in my food and have had pretty good experiences with it in a few beers as well, so it was natural for me to pick this one up. The last few Brewery Vivant releases I've had I've found to be average based on what I've come to expect from them, though.

Appearance: Hard pour into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint did nothing for a head. It came up, and it went faster than it would from a pour of pop. Beautiful orange/gold color to this beer though. Despite the laser etching at the bottom of the glass, this beer has a very slow stream of very few bubbles coming up from the bottom. Looks a bit dull in the glass, but at least the color's great. Oh yeah, and no lacing here either, since, you know, no head = no lacing.

Smell: Honestly, a Belgian funk. It took me a few ounces of this beer to even really notice it but now it makes sense, since it's Brewery "VIVANT" which is Belgian for "funk" ... not really. It has that usual trunk funk I get out of Vivant's yeast, with some banana. As far as the rye and even peppercorn, I don't get them on the nose, unfortunately. There's maybe the slightest essence of pepper, but certainly no rye to my nose. It's disappointing in that it doesn't smell like described, but it still smells pretty decent.

Taste/feel: The carbonation is deceptively sharp -- it prickles up a bit on the tip of the tongue. The body as a whole is just decent. Pepper in the Rye isn't watery, so that's obviously good. For the taste, I find that this beer is all about the aftertaste. There's a very subtle rye flavor underneath the peppercorns on the start of each sip, but the finish is slightly sweet from the malt, with some pepper and a little bit of the Belgian yeastiness. It makes for a pretty unique/distinct flavor, but it's not very potent. As others have said, where's the rye? It's really only maybe traceable mid-sip, and that's about it.

In sum, this is a pretty nice, easy drinking beer, but one that I would say is certainly not worth a re-buy from me given the price point... it's just not blowing me away. The pepper isn't particularly intense, and the rye is nearly non-existent. It's a pretty tasty Belgian ale though, and I'm not sure that can really be argued.

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Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fgilbert2
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acostuhhh
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmw
2.67/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I normally love Vivant and think they do some very tasty and interesting things, but I just don't find this beer to be either of those things. I had high hopes but this is at best an average beer.

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Pepper In The Rye from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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