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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: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,648
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
219
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Urk1127
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 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 Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bronxite
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dense goldenrod hue. Very smooth with it being 9.5 ABV. Solid citrus flavor, a very good interpretation of a tripel.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Look is an orange amber with a head that dissipates quickly.

Lots of spicy rye on the aroma.

Taste is incredibly light for a high abv beer. Nice Belgian take on a rye beer.

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

Photo of CarmineJoseph26
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A little bitter for me but still good beeer

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 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 Dirtyhands
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coltron23
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karenremom
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 0_0
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Timtac
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kw_pip
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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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikexw
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMKaylor
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a most interesting take on the Belgian Tripel style - there is a bit of Rye in the background - not too overwhelming, but present...A solid American representation of the Belgian Tripel...nominal nose with Rye on the front and back with effervescence cleaning the middle...

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Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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