Barry Rye | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rye Ale fermented on local blackberries. Another music-inspired beer, Barry Rye is the latest addition to the Perennial playlist. It’s very balanced, with notes of rye spiciness and blackberry juiciness – kind of like some of Barry’s soul hits from the 70s.

40 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 08-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

some have told me this is one of the best beers theyve ever had, and although our bottle was almost a year old, and probably has faded a bit, its hard to see it in that level. its a murky and dense brown color, maybe the faintest hint of berry purple to it, lots of yeast sediment, and a half an inch of dirty white head. the nose is promising though, lots of real fresh blackberry, sweet and tangy and ripe and juicy and dominant. rye malt seems subtle in the nose by comparison, and the alcohol is there too. the flavors seem a bit muddles together, not as layered and artfully built as i was expecting form perennial. bunches of rye and chocolate malt make up the base, but the spice from it never really comes through, neither does the roast, and im left with a rather plain malt flavor for what im supposed to be drinking here. the berries are way less forward than they are in the nose, barely there in the finish with their summer sweetness. almost jam-like rather than fresh picked, but their influence in the taste is slight. i expect this has faded since the bottle was fresh. i still like the beer, but it comes across a little messy, and i dont think is up to the standards perennial has set for themselves. i will say that the idea is perfect, and a little more rye and bubbles would make it that much better. i imagine it being rockstar on tap. will try again soon and update.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Minimal,almost non-existant foam, but very aggressive carbonation bubbles. Color is dark black with purple tint. Don't think grape soda color as it is just a hint of purple. Just a hint of rye and a bit of molasses in the aroma, but a bit more of the blackberry comes out. The aroma is actually subdued, but I don't like overly sweet in my fruit beers, so I don't view that as a big negative. The flavor is really more on thetart blackberry side. The aftertaste showcases the spiciness of the rye and makes an interesting interplay with the tartness of the blackberries. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and slightly oily.I appreciate the daring of Perrenial's beers, but this is one of their efforts that doesn't have me clank ring for more.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Green Lady, quick review from written notes.

Dark reddish brown with an attractive ruby glint in the light. Thick head of sticky tan foam on top with a creamy surface texture. Drippy ring of lace around the edges of the glass.

Roast malt aroma, fairly subtle.

More roast malt in the taste with a subtle undercurrent of tart blackberry that lingers in the finish and aftertaste. The fruit character is light and well integrated. Medium bodied and smooth with a light carb level. Easy to drink, its a fairly interesting beer.

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Barry Rye from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 130 ratings