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Ryeday The 13th | Excel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ryewine aged for 6 months in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,757
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is huge beer, made in the rye on rye fashion, which i really dig. these guys do some absurd barrel aged strong ales, and this is another one of those. i always think its crazy how much templeton rye specifically comes through in beers, its a solid rye and quite distinct, but its like jim beam or wild turkey on the lower quality end, you taste them specifically, and templeton is like that in a good way, and its woody earthy goodness is on great display here. the base beer is nice even without the barrel too though, deep hazy amber in color with a ton of body and a distinctive rye malt profile. its sweet for sure, toffee and honey notes to it, but there is also a dried fruitiness, raisin and maybe cherry, as well as a more desserty aspect, creme brulee and brown sugar. some spice to the rye malt, but enough sugar that its not harsh at all, and the oak permeates pretty well too. the booze is only really a factor when this comes up to temperature, and even then its somewhat tame for what this is. this is a cool beer, well made and nicely aged. more carbonation and a little less residual sugar would improve it considerable for me, but i thought they did a fine job with this. these guys do great work with these strong ales!

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled boozy. SO boozy. Powerful rye taste. Almost like actual whiskey but sweeter and less alcohol burn.

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Photo of drahodo
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swampoodle
4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color. Weak head and no retention or lacing. Wonderful, rich, dark malt aroma with nuts, maple wood and whiskey. Flavor is overly sweet and becomes sweeter as it warms. Malt, oak and rye flavor is balanced, just overly sweet and syrupy. Feel of sticky syrup. Low carbonation.

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Photo of Yesdog
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zomdust
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for this one.

Pours a light fizzy head, murky dark copper brown color.

Nose sweet syrupy malt, caramel candy molasses, apple and dried nuts, all candied, with nice rye spicy note, etc. Touch faint whisky.

Taste starts with candy, lots of caramel toffee candy, juicy malt, little syrupy, etc, with mild sweetness and some booze warmth. Nice barrel notes, vanilla barrel, nice whisky and hot malty booze, with light fruity rye, smooth mellow with a bit of booze but not nearly 12%, little sherry like fruity boozy candy barrel, etc.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice fluffy carb, little booze warmth.

Overall quite nice, grassy winter beer.

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Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros and threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear caramel hue with a thin halo and light wisps,

S - Aromas of big toffee and caramel, sweet malts, light rye, not much whiskey at all.

T - Taste is caramel and light chocolate, loads of caramel, the rye is nice and fruity not spicy, the whiskey notes are really pleasant, sweet and mellow quite balanced instead of being spicy or assertive. Tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is pleasant, smooth, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was good, alcohol hidden well. Not what I was expecting but pleasant.

Serving type: Bottle

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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dr_howard
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of robgage
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JcBKnS
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Ryeday The 13th from Excel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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