3 Stars / Olivers Ale The B.W. Rye | 3 Stars Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours a deep amber color with golden pale fringe, medium bodied, perfect carbonation, full mouthfeel. Strong aromas of American hops, bright and slightly piney. Balanced malt presence accompanies the hop bitterness with subtle hints of rye spice.

Added by imbibehour on 10-05-2011

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of therica
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

We had a few of these on tap at a Nationals (Nats) game in June 2015, served in a plastic cup, really nice beer. I love Rye Ales and this was right in there as far as great quality.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of yourefragile
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Churchkey.

Pours a cloud dark orange color with a well carbonated off white head; nice retention and light lacing. Pleasant spicy, grass, and floral hop aroma. Medium full body with light carbonation and a soft cask like texture. Strong rye body with light orange and citrus bitterness. Finish is unfortunately dominated by butter and tea turning this from a pleasant experience to something undrinkable. I enjoyed the start of this beer and am would love to try this again somewhere other than Churchkey (how many times can I say that?).

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/04/11 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a pint glass. Wasn't sure whether to put this under 3 Stars or Pratt Street Ale House (who they collaborated with on this, and where I believe it was brewed), but since this beer existed and a PSAH entry did not, I'll put it here. From the CK menu:

"Brewed with malted rye, centennial and whole leaf cascade hops: dry hopped w/ cascade hops."

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bitter citrus hops, floral hops, rye, and some spices. Pretty nice.

t - Taste is very bitter and a ton of rye. Also some spices, citrus hops again. Not bad but very bitter...not liking it as much as the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Bitterness in the mouth but almost seemed like it was on cask.

o - Overall a decent beer from a new brewery in the area. I love Pratt Street Ale House so it's cool to see a collaboration already, just wish the taste was a little less bitter. Promising start, looking forward to trying their other offerings.

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Photo of imbibehour
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Churchkey. This is a collaboration brew with Oliver Ales brewery. Listed as a Rye Pale Ale.

A dull amber cloudy brown orange body. A caramel light head sits on top with very good retention, light creamy/foamy consistency and tight bubbles. Real good sticking and creamy looking lacing.

Nose is spicy complimenting the rye notes with a big herbal tea sensation from the hops. Chewy spicy malt eventually dominates.

Taste brings a good herbal tea hop presence, but a VERY malty and cinnamon sense. Extremely soft bodied bordering on cask like feel. Brown spices emerge with a long lingering hop finish and creamy backbone.

Overall a real solid job guys. Nice work.

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3 Stars / Olivers Ale The B.W. Rye from 3 Stars Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 6 ratings