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

Rye Pils | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Rye PilsRye Pils
BA SCORE
3.57/5
Good
123 Ratings
Rye PilsRye Pils
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by imasloth on 03-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
123
pDev:
12.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of htdoerge
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of bmurray10
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Vigilante
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

 932 characters

Photo of tubeyes
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of scm2787
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Phil8352
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ChadWhere
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jpaulsen
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pilsner glass revealing two fingers of white head and a body that is a hazy golden orange.

Aromas of peppery rye malty breadiness. Citrus and floral hops.

Lots of spicy peppery rye character. A little bit of orange and some noble hop.Bubbly and light bodied.

 279 characters

Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MarvinTheMarzen
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kew
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ShameAndFailure
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of jodan
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Vashtar
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ugly, foggy, orange yellow with incredible head and lacing.

The smell is really nice and floaty. Rye and hops

It's very drinkable, but has a poor, old tasting, aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is strange. It splats on your tongue and slowly crawls back out like a splat ball. It's not great.

Overall, it's good enough to make me curious about their other beers, but I won't be buying a six pack.

 388 characters

Photo of dkw0063
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Daemose
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange , opaque, thick white head. Doesn't really look like a German Pilsener, as classified. Maybe it's the rye?

S: Piney hop aroma, a little bread from the rye, sweet bread.

T: This definitely has a lot of flavor, more than I'm used to in a Pilsener. I'm a little disappointed because I was looking for something more mild to finish off the session, but this is pretty action packed. A lot of floral hop and piney-ness, more bitter and astringent than a normal pilsener.

M: Very carbonated, it almost has a bite from the effervescence. Not too watery, not too thick either. Like I keep saying, more than pilsener.

O: Interesting beer, not what I was expecting. Overall, more of an American Pale ale as far as flavor profile goes than a pilsener, in my opinion.

 775 characters

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Grocerystowe
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Rye Pils from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 123 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.