Gramarye | Heretic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Zorro on 08-25-2012

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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, nice to see more Cali breweries being repped up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and certainly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some sudsy roiling sea froth lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of dank, wet pine tree needles, rye bread, grainy pale malt, subtle orange and white grapefruit rind citrus, and further leafy, weedy hops. The taste is still somewhat dank straight off, the damp pine forest floor essence predominating, with some spicy rye graininess, more tame bready pale malt, a wan muddled citrus fruitiness, and fading earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite restrained and unobtrusive in its low-grade tingling, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth enough, nothing really stooping to interfere here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt and fruitiness of the hops thankfully starting to drown out the dank.

Yeah, it's pretty clear that certain musky, dank hop strains so favoured by brewers all up and down the west coast of late, do not agree with me. That said, this is still a pretty enjoyable rye ale, the adjunct grain doing well to integrate with the whole, while the other hop esters prop up an otherwise lost cause.

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Photo of Geoffq
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smekermann
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/4/14.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, rye, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that a lot more earth and rye forward in the taste compared to the smell.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of jak
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 ariceclemson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%

Pours a half finger of head on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a bit mild: pine and spice.
The taste has mild bitterness with some black pepper.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Easy to drink.

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Photo of Rave
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Skunkdrool
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Paccamacca
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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 XicanoBeerRun
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dougieboy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of warriorsoul
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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