Rye 95 | Two Roads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft from a tulip glass while in Providence for a conference, subtle nose reminiscent of a chewy white wine with distinct fruitiness. Exceptionally delicious, sweet and malty with a strong yeast balance, a pleasant lingering thickness around the upper back of my mouth. The perfect farewell to my time in the city.

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(Bottled 2/1)

Pours a pale gold with a foamy white head leaving a lasting lacing on the glass. (SRM of around 4-5)

Estery aromas of bubblegum and clove mix with a lemony citrus hop aroma and a trace of pear and white wine.

Medium bodied and perhaps a bit less carbonated than typical of the style.

Spicy bite from the rye and clove like kick from the Beglian yeast refreshingly paired with berry and citrus notes slowly giving way to a subtle alcohol heat and trace of lingering hop bitterness and characteristic ester notes from the yeast. Very complex and hard to pin down yet utterly delicious.

This is a unique , complex and delicious spin on a Belgian tripel. Not sure why it doesn't score higher here on BA but it's sorely underrated. You're not too likely to find another beer like this (not sure I've even seen another Rye Tripel Blonde) and it's a seasonal release, so get your hands on it if you can.

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Draught. Decent but not notable.

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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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