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Zeno's Rye Ale | Otto's Pub and Brewery

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Zeno's Rye AleZeno's Rye Ale
BA SCORE
4.14/5
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51 Ratings
Zeno's Rye AleZeno's Rye Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
ottospubandbrewery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jsbrendle on 09-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,848
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
51
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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Photo of EMV
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish tulip

L: Cloudy dark copper brown pour. Thin off-white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Grains and rye... spicy and sharp.

T/F: Rich caramel malts with a sharp and spicy rye-tinged hop profile. Nice and bitter... some evergreen notes with the rye standing out. Very clean... finish is crisp and bitter. Well carbonated.

O: One of Otto's best beers... brewed for Zeno's downtown (only place you can have it on draft).

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3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.36/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty straightforward, fairly pedestrian beer. The spice & heft that you'd normally associate with rye is mostly absent, it plays as a nondescript pale ale with some medium hop bitterness being the only thing that really stands out.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Always nice to come across a new rye beer.

Overall, a pretty decent ale here. Consistent hop influence with mild resin and some pine on as well. Mild spice tones from hops also. Smooth. Pretty easy drinking. Certainly not bland and not trying to obliterate your palate. A nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: October 18, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... OCCASION: another booty of beer for beating Ryan in fantasy baseball--prosit, friend!... APPEARANCE: medium-dark brown body that cascades upward thoroughly; head is almost as white as Santa's beard-- thick and frothy with thick lacing... AROMA: bright rye scent reminiscent of vanilla and clove; some cinnamon and cookie dough as well; nicely complex..PALATE: full-bodied, big in the mouth and substantial in its aftertaste; nicely balanced...TASTE: an ale that retreats at its impact; actively citric at the throat but easy-drinking with a doughy exhale...OVERALL: a slap of something heavier hits at the glass's bottom; a winner in the sense that most pales occupy the same space on the tongue, while this beer--and Otto's is a great place to enjoy beer, BTW--engages in a slightly nuanced way with some extra ABV to boot...

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Zeno's Rye Ale from Otto's Pub and Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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