Rye Pils | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by imasloth on 03-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ive always advocated for a rye forward pilsener. so many of these all taste the same, and i have long thought that to spike one with some pale rye malt would really be a game changer, and this is one of the first i have seen, its really nice. maybe just a touch more color to it, but still clear and pale, more yellow than anything else, but perhaps a golden glow to it under its full inch of airy white head. it smells great, because the hops and other grains are so minimal here, the flavor of the rye comes through super well, about as clean through there as it does anywhere in the beer world. nutty and spicy, short of dominant but certainly out in front of the pils malt here. the flavor is great, the rye gives it this fresh baked grain element, more flavorful than most pils types because of it, classic in its spicy flavor profile and slight sharpness. flavorful lager yeast too, the combination is amazing. some bitterness on the back end, but this isnt a hoppy example of the style i wouldnt say. the rye lingers long even though its dry, i love when that happens. highly charged carbonation makes it super refreshing in the texas heat. this beer deserves way more credit.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest.

The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma is fairly spicy with some nice rye and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is also very enjoyable. There is quite a bit of rye and some orange citrus, as well as some lighter pilsner malts and additional spice notes. Very easy to drink, with a light mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Downhouse in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a perfectly clear golden/yellow color. A two finger, dense white head forms with excellent retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: At first is a bit of sweetness. Big bready rye aromas come next. A light peppery spice with some fruity and floral hops in the finish. I like it.
T: Again, starts off sweet with a pronounced fruitiness. Orange rind and pears. Then quickly comes the big bready rye flavor that I love. Larger yeast and a dryness in the finish to balance out the initial sweetness. Grass and floral hops and a light lingering bitterness. There is lots going on here.
M/D: A light to medium body. Crisp carbonation, very clean, and smooth. So easy and enjoyable to drink. A great lager. All day with this.

It is not a classic example of a Pilsener, but the rye adds a lot of character. Something I really enjoy and went perfectly with my burger. I would highly recommend this.

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4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed, light gold color with an excellent cap of creamy white head. Fades at a medium pace to a cool-looking sheet of lace. Besides the haziness, which is definitely not in the traditional pilsner lexicon, this is a great looking brew.

Nose is nice; grassy noble hops mix with a zesty, bready rye character. Nothing extraneous, exactly as advertised...smells good, fresh and hoppy.

Taste is well done too, its clean and crisp with plenty of grassy hop flavor and bitterness. The rye seems to have a drying effect on the beer as it does not have the malt sweetness that some import pilsners can exhibit. I dont really have anything negative to say on this beer, except maybe a little depth would help - maybe a zing of malt in the middle. It was a delicious surprise as I hadnt heard much (any) hype on this one, but I'll be damned if next time I am up in the Metroplex I wont pick up a couple sixers of this.

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4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice cloudy golden body with a thick white head that slowly fades and a leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: It has a sort of fruity smell, almost like a tripel actually. If I ever smelled this in a blind smelling I would have never guessed that it is a pilsner.

T: Oh yeah this is what a pilsner should taste like. Man it has that nice fruitiness, with sweet grain and a little bit of that typical pilsner type taste. I would have to say this is one of the best tasting pilsners I have ever had.

M: The beer is very creamy feel and has a a nice thick body. There is a tiny bit of crispness on the back of the throat, but all in all the beer goes down with ease.

O: This is ANOTHER great beer from Deep Ellum. I love being able to get their beer so fresh and I think this would be perfect on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. I would for sure buy this delicious beer again.

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Rye Pils from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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