Rye 95 | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: 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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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4.93/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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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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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4.48/5  rDev +22.4%
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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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

(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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4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've enjoyed this unique Rye Tripel for several years but never formally rated it. Enjoyed it in cans ((my preference) previously but, for some reason, found only bottles this year. My only negative is that, as a seasonal, it has a very short period of availability and, in my area, is hard to find even in season. I've enjoyed many of Two Roads products but Rye 95 rates as my overall favorite from that brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught. Decent but not notable.

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 221 ratings