Rye 95 | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two Roads Brewmaster Phil Markowski has taken a road less traveled with this rye-based version of a classic Belgian Tripel. There are unique twists and turns at every corner that give our spring seasonal its unique, fruity complexity. The beer is characteristically spicy with a dry flavor and aroma thanks to the rye. The addition of American-grown Mosaic and Amarillo hops add notes of white wine, blueberries and fruit punch. We also used a noticeably fruity/spicy yeast strain that adds characteristics of pear and clove. So take the next exit for a fruity, spicy flavor and intense hop character.

Added by RDHerm on 01-30-2014

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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by edthered413:
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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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Photo of KTCamm
2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

4/25....pours clear gold with a light touch of white foam. Light rye nose, but almost nonexistent. Lemon soapy taste, harsh bitter. Underlying corn sweetness. Most beers from Two Roads are solid, but this is a miss.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, gold in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: honey, light rye, and Belgian spices

Taste: honey, and Belgian spices, and a decent amount of bittering rye at the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet with a bitter end, medium bodied with high carbonation

Overall: I enjoyed this tripel. One of the better ones I have found in six pack format. I would pick this up again. Is one of the better beers from Two Roads.

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Photo of ABUSIV3
1.6/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jliscin
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Heard a lot about this Tripel and I know Phil came make some amazing stuff with Belgians so I decided to pick up a single bottle of this stuff. Ended up pretty disappointed, the look was there but the flavor was a bit off to me. The yeast just didn't seem right and I wasn't a huge fan of the rye here. I normally love a spicy/estery Tripel but this one couldn't seal the deal. Body was a bit too heavy in the end, as well.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dacrza1
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: July 16, 2017... OCCASION: watching Liberating a Continent with Shan after a beautiful summer day spent with Bob and the family... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... pours a yellow amber body with active effervescence, yet opaque enough to blur vision through it... the head is white, single-fingered, and frothy, with creamy arcs around its lip... pepper, clove, berry, floral hop, pear, and lemon make for the premise of an engaging flavor cocktail... at first sip, strikes the teeth with a soft hammer, tingling the tongue and lingering at the throat with a dry, honeyed finish... medium-bodied at best, with the subtlety of its 9.5% ABV cloaked in the smooth, inviting draw... clove, pear, honey, varied herbs, lemongrass, and apple provide a quality--but not overpowering--profile... a unique take on the style that often is too often impeccable to my taste... falls just short of a must-have, but definitely is a treat in a mix-twelve I luckily purchased....

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

An almost totally clear golden color with light amber highlights. A thick, sparkling white foam "head" remains solid for a bit. Some lacy bits hang around with a very thin constant layer of coverage.

A sweet and tangy belgian type yeast aroma is pretty impressive, dense tropical red fruits has planty of sweet aroma's from the hops. Sparkling red white, white grapes, tangy citrus fruits and black pepper from the hops and holden malted barley makes this one really impress upon the olefactory senses. Some alcohol heat tingle leaves a lasting impression.

The flavor has multiple, complex aspects: The yeast, tangy and peppery, earthy and musty, the hops, dry earth followed by tropical/sweet and citrus tones with a definate chardonay grape kick. The malt is light, crisp, clean, blond to till the end with maybe a hint of sweetness and dried golden wheat. The Rye: the x factor...?seems to push the limits of what the yeast and hops can do, as all three blend together for one deep, peppery, earthy and dry overall mouthfeel and flavor punch. A dry, earthy grainy kick from the rye, malt crispness, (like honey crisp apples) fruity and earthy hops, tangy to sour yeast blend up in that order to create an honestly remarkable brew.

The mouthfeel is crisp, dry, earthy bite, lively and then robust and smooth....nearly full but dry in the finish. Sipping this is very much like drinking a fine chardonay or maybe.....a Malbec!

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of whatname
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.56/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Two Roads Brewing Company "Rye 95"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLD 02/01/16" and sampled 03/31/16
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Two Roads "Rye 95" is anything but what you might normally expect of a "rye beer", it's actually a Belgian Tripel that's been done with rye, and one that clocks in at a whopping 9.5% ABV! It expresses its rye malt component clearly, but also includes a long list of flavors that might not be so common. Some notable flavor and aroma characteristics include: rock candy, honeysuckle, blueberry, gooseberry, white grape, quince, apple, soft honeydew, rose petal, plastic, spice, black pepper, clove/bubblegum, coriander, flint, grass, hay, and banana. Beyond it's complexity it's true strength lies in how neatly it's all put together, and the fact that although the alcohol is probably adding to it's depth in spiciness and a little bit of 'bite', it doesn't really show as "alcohol". It delivers a perfect balance of fruity sweetness against spice and earth - it's not a fight, but contact and collaboration, with flavors leading into each other and blending naturally. How it hasn't garnered worldwide recognition and praise I'm not sure, but I believe it will; and at that point it will most likely give rise to a multitude of followers in producing this new beer style.

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Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of grahuba
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange body. Small white head. Settles to a thick collar and some nice islands of foam.

Smell - Phenolic yeast aromas immediately. Sweet fruitiness. A hint of rye, but not much. As soon as it warms, it gives off a chemical aroma that is really off-putting. Like a melted plastic.

Taste - Fruity and a bit tropical up front. Quite sweet. Rye kicks in as the sweetness reaches unacceptably high levels and cuts it a little bit. Mild rye spice. Very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm glad that bizarre smell didn't translate into the taste. It's a decent beer, but I keep sipping it with trepidation because of that aroma. It's so hard to pull of this style.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange with a surprisingly small white head. A thin small ring is left, with some spotty lacing.

S: Ripping orange zest, a little banana and clove, straw, biscuit.

T: Tons of orange peel throughout, a banana bread body with some straw, slightly peppery with some clove on the finish. Very floral. Lightly sweet, then lightly dry. Well-balanced.

F: Medium-full bodied. Smooth. Medium-light carbonation.

O: A really good rye tripel. Well-balanced, well-hidden abv.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DaveCash
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a bronzed light copper color with a thin white cap of a head. Messy lacing. The smell takes the rye in a nice spicy sort of way. Bubblegum, light citrus, light breadiness, some blueberries (but that comes across super light). The taste follows the aroma more combined between the spiciness and the sweet. Dry spicy rye to bubblegum aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Carbonation felt good. Semi-dry spice hits in the harshness. Overall, I’d say it was pretty good as a tripel. I could see myself coming back to it.

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Photo of GmAn613
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
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