Rye 95 | Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.66/5
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220 Ratings
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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:
#33,729
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
220
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of angrybabboon
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cheers to Dustin for this beer

Consumed 3/18/16

A: Golden orange with some yellow around the edges - lightly hazy - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: A strange mix of citrus, rye, and Belgian yeast - the yeast strain is potent, with some Belgian funk, clove, pepper, banana, and bubblegum - some spicy rye - hoppy, yes, but it's mostly buried under the Belgian yeast and malts - some orange and grapefruit - layers of pale malts, with some dense bread and lightly toasted biscuit - sweet, with malty sweetness and Belgian candi sugar - some definite booze

T: Hot, spicy, weird - loads of Belgian yeast, which is appropriate for a Tripel, but it's unusually sharp and spicy - clove, pepper, banana, bubblegum, and a touch of phenols - some light fruits, touches of white wine - some notes of citrus, grapefruit, lemon - lightly grassy, with some herbal hops - touches of sugary fruit juice - some spicy rye - medium level of bitterness- pale malts, with some white bread, toasted biscuits, toasted grain - Belgian candi sugar sweetness and loads of booze, lingering spice, lingering off-flavors

M: Medium body, mostly smooth but lightly sticky, some heat

O: There's a reason why this is a road less traveled

Combining a tripel with a rye beer and dumping in some hops that would be more appropriate for an IPA should be a trainwreck, but it's not... It's more of a minor traffic accident. Like a fender bender. It doesn't work very well, but it's interesting.

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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 Act25
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. I like 2 roads. This beer is so busy and complex I want to make a joke about I-95 from GW bridge north... bumpy, busy, dangerous, choked, complex.

A: Clear deep IPA-like amber body under a finger of fine white head that settles into a persistent ring and leaves spotty lace. No where near a Belgian.

S: best Belgian part. Spicy, with yeast dominating the rye malt. Fruits like grape, raisin and apricot, and cedar and grass/hay.

T: Follows nose - very spicy rye malt, dry yeast, grasse, hay, wood, and dark fruits. Alcohol, with a lot of herbal hop bitterness, and dry spice. A bit confused and heavy handed on the finish. Tingly/alcoholic.

M: Lively, carbonated medium to weighty body, but does not come together. better as it warms.

O: Pretty odd Tripel, with the rye malt and heavy American hops a novelty. Could be enjoyed like wine, esp at cask temp.

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

12oz bottle dated 2/1/16

Pours cloudy gold with a partial skim coat and short strands of lacing for the duration. Aromatics are filled with spicy Belgian phenols. Bubblegum, cloves, and apples with cut grass undertones. Light bodied and crisp. Cloved-studded apples with a peppery bite on the palate. Nice hop presence with warming alcohol. Finishes with biscuity malt, candied apples, and peppery alcohol.

Nice take on a Triple. The hops and Rye keep the beer from being boring. Carbonation is low for the style.

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

Photo of mikeg67
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops, funky yeast, pale malt, spices and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, spicy yeast, candy sugar, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Overall it’s solid brew.

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

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abragg3
4.93/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Wobbly
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highly underrated tripel.

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Photo of coombski
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz - bottled on 2/2/16. Sampled on Feb 20, 2016.

Yellow pour with big and boisterous white foamy head.

Aroma: Rye grain notes of course but a lot more spice, clove, Belgian yeast, and pear too.

Medium and smooth body.

The taste has a grainy malt character to start and then the spicy bitterness really bursts through at the finish. It exhibits the traditional Belgian characters of a Tripel with this grainy twist thrown in. I liked it.

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Photo of dewski312
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tb4475
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sanitarium16
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Light yellow, lasting head, nice lacing, hazy
Smell: Sweet Belgian yeast fruity esters, a little banana, some tropical fruit aroma
Taste: Belgian yest esters, sweet, bread, strong tasting finish that lingers (not bad or good), flowery/citrus hop flavor and finishes with a slight rye spice and warming alcohol
Feel: High carbonation, creamy mouth feel
Overall: a nice beer especially for the price. It's a good cheap big Belgian, but comes up short to the more expensive tripels. Got this with a variety pack. It's about a month old. Needs to be warm before consuming. Most beers I start cool and sip, this one needs to be warm

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Photo of Stofko1992
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rye 95 from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 220 ratings