Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Gramarye | Heretic Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
GramaryeGramarye
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
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:
#16,047
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
107
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 30
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

 282 characters

Photo of BcCraft710
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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)

 1,070 characters

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish orange pour with a thick off white head that hangs and leaves lacing. Rye and orange in the nose. The taste is orange, rye and a malt sweetness that has caramel tastes. Overall a nice beer.

 197 characters

Photo of JackieKu
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Bottled on 2014-10-17. Poured into tulip.

A: Hazy. Cropper. Large amount of head (5 fingers high), with moderate retention.
S: Starfruit. Lychee. Grapefruit. Cloves. Little hints of sourness.
T: Cloves. Tropical fruits. Mildly toasty. Moderate bitterness. Dry.
M: Light bodied. High carbonation.
O: Pretty rye forward, but unfortunately the hoppy characters are somewhat overwhelming. Fruity and flavorful. Not bad.

 429 characters

Photo of Kenmac19
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark amber, almost brown color with a one finger white foamy head that rapidly dissipated leaving light lacing glossing around the glass.
The smell starts off with the rye leads to subtle breadiness and then has a subtle sweet underscore of citrus fruit.
The taste copies the smell and brings in the rye to balance nicely with some bitter tones.
The mouthfeel had a crisp sharp bitter harshness over my tongue. I'd say it was about light to medium bodied.
Overall, this was a really nice rye beer. I'd have this again.

 580 characters

Photo of Hop_God
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler from the brewery filled 7/26/15 - drank 7/27/15

A: Dark amber, almost brown.
S: Rye, bread, subtle sweetness.
T: Rye again, malt forward and some bitterness on the finish
F: This is crisp and to the point. mild carbonation
O: Very sold Rye beer and quite easy to drink

 277 characters

Photo of Nordbier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of micromaniac129
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A tasty Rye PA. Not outstanding, but I would be happy to be standing around with this in my hand. I'm not a huge fan of this style of beer, but Heretic has done a decent job of creating a drinkable brew.

 203 characters

Photo of epyon396
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leaddog
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a copper brown with two fingers of foamy cream coloured head.

Smell - citrus and leafy hops, rye malts, caramel, orange peel, grapefruit rind, hint of pine needles.

Taste - Starts off with the citrus and leafy hops followed by the orange peel, grapefruit rind and hint of pine needles. The brew finishes off with the rye malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes off dry with both the hops and malts lingering in the aftertaste.

Overall - An enjoyable rye beer. However, I feel that the rye malts are subdued compared to the hops. Otherwise, an enjoyable brew that hits the mark.

 638 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradExtreme
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VashonGuy
2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This is a real nice beer to look at, but it was downhill after that for me.

Now I really like rye beers. I love Smitten, Cane and Ebel, Founder's Red Rye, any of the several excellent rye ales from Reuben's in Seattle. All those beers are bursting with spicy rye aroma and flavor.

Gramarye isn't bursting with anything. Both smell and taste are minimal. The beer is thin and watery. There's a little rye and a little bitterness in the finish, but that's about it.

It is nice to look at, but the taste just isn't there ... think of this like a rye cousin of Coors.

On tap at Toronado in SF.

 599 characters

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

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 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!

 160 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Gramarye from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 107 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.