Gramarye | Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
107 Ratings
GramaryeGramarye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 08-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,386
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
107
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Photo of JMM0414
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An easy drinking pale ale with a spice note from the rye and citrus and floral hop notes. Great session!

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Photo of scot959
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, and a touch of bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some spicy and earthy rye. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops, bitterness, spicy rye notes, and some sweet, lightly bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and earthy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hopp rye pale ale. Great overall balance with some good rye character.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in a huge 650ml bomber
Pours a light brown body with decent enough foaming white head
Aroma is slightly perfumed with the mix of rye and flowery notes
The flavour is similar with a very pleasing bitter finish
Seems a bigger beer than the abv
Just slightly too much carb tho

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Photo of NickBeery
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a caramel tan color.
Lightly hopped aroma with a rye spice.
Light drinker with a clean caramel tinged malt finish.
Incredibly flavorful and only 4.4!

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Swervine44
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mxchap
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very nice lower abv beer. Packs a good amount of flavor into that 4.4% abv. Pours a pretty orangey amber. Quite clear, minimal haze. Aroma is mild but juicy citrus hops on top of some rye spice and some caramel maltiness. A little bit of a floral quality in there somewhere. Very tasty stuff. For me, this has perfect balance for this sort of low abv amber ale. It starts with rye-spicy caramel sweetness and sweet orange hop flavor and then dries out and finishes with a refreshing bitterness, packed with pine resin and rye bread. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is light, creamy and smooth. It compliments the flavor very well and is surprisingly full-bodied for the beer's strength. Great stuff. I've been a bit disappointed in Heretic, so far (to be clear, I had my expectations very high), but this beer is excellent. Also, I'm happy to see another tasty, low abv beer.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of absofale
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this bottle that I found out from the brewery was at least 1 year old at Ski Liquors in lake Tahoe poured from the bomber into a glass chilled. The liquid foamed out rapidly but the majority was save after uncapping

The color is a turbid amber with thick head that settles with good retention avg bead and lace sticks. The smell is citrus oriented with a orange-ish smell with malt and low hop aroma with herbal quality and mostly orange with floral orange-blossom type scent. The feel is tangy and light with medium carbonation and mild bitterness and sweetness with a mostly dry finish.

The taste has a light orange with some toast malt with marmalade type element that is citrus dominant I am guessing from the hops yet the rye flavor is present with a light spice and gentle bitterness in the taste as it finishes dry. Overall a great pale -lots of flavor which I imagine can only be from hops with no astringency and low bitterness -very quaffable. I want to try some fresh now to see what the difference is if it ages this well(it was in the cooler)

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Photo of Kmat10
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SurferEric
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

Very fruity up front but quickly followed by a dry rye taste that leaves behind a bitter bite and makes you thirsty for more. I could sip on this one for a long time.

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Photo of bnes09
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Transparent copper color. Descent head on the pour with weak retention. Some lacing.

Bready malt and pine scent.

Solid rye bread malt character, grainy and spicy. Assertive hop notes of pine and herbs. Very well balanced.

Light to medium bodied with a sharp carbonation. Feel really compliments the flavor profile.

Good brew. Interesting flavors and easy to drink.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a clear, deep golden colour, almost turning a burnished copper, with a full, frothy and pretty persistent head of off-white. Solid lacing and fine carbonation completes the picture. Good stuff.

Nose is pleasantly clean with bright citrussy hops, mangled with a bit of wine cork. Some light spice and earthiness comes through, possibly from the rye, but equally likely from some slightly brusquer hop characters. Hint of booze and some rich bread dough. Overall, it's a nice aroma.

Taste is clean and clear, with a crisp grainy character on the back. Hops provide a fragrant sweetness throughout, but only moderate bitterness, leaving the palate light and buoyant. Some clementine and pithy orange mid-palate, with a very pleasant crispness on the finish. Feel is very smooth and light, providing some basis without overwhelming anything.

Overall, this is a damn drinkable brew. The rye is subtle, but broadens the palate nicely, which is very nice. Often rye can make a beer sharper and spicier, but here it provides additional width of character. Very nice stuff, probably one of the best of Heretic's I've had.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yalc
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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