Mild Rye'd | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

32 Ratings

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 07-27-2012

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Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Victory, Downingtown, PA

Nice! Served in an imperial pint glass, a surprisingly dark brown, nearly opaque, somewhere between a porter and dunkel on the color scale, topped with a thin layer of dense whitish bubbles that receded to a wispy layer but never completely disappeared. Aroma was pretty subdued, but nice: bready, malty, nutty, a touch of spice in the background. Taste won't blow you away, but it's still very good, robust and well-balanced; toasted pumpernickel, sweet caramel malts, root beer, a perfect amount of roastiness that bounced between nuts and coffee beans, mild earthy hop bitterness in the finish. This is one drinkable beer, very smooth, very mild, very sessionable, and diverse to the point where I could see it pairing with most any food, even dessert. I'd love to see more of this one.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown ale with a nice creamy head. Head hangs around for a while and leaves fantastic lacing on the glass. Head is almost reminiscent of a Guiness which is surprising for a tap pour. Aroma indicates darker malt presence and taste is consistent with the addition of spices. Low ABV but yet a quality beer.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at khyber

Pours a deep roasted black color with a creamy crop of white head resting on top. Filmy lacing rings the glass along with a coating of foam.

Roasty and sweet in the nose with a mild malt base. Caramel and bread crust with a dash of rye spice.

Bite of citrusy hops and rye spice right up front. The malty base washes in quickly with bread crust and caramel. Soft sweetness melds into the profile to balance everything out. Finishes a little bitter and dry.

Medium body, milder carbonation, chewy and dry on the tongue. Drinks more like an English bitter than anything else, but the rye was a nice addition to the recipe.

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Photo of brez8791
1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

Photo of nickfl
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured with one finger of light tan foam on top of a dark brown body with good clarity.  Good retention and lace.

S - Brown, badly malt with some spicy Ryder and a hint of toffee.

T - Dry toasted grain and some lightly spicy notes up front.  herbal hops in the middle and a malty finish with brown grain, dry toast, moderate bitterness and a touch of molasses.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonate, and a dry finish.

D - Very drinkable and well made.  This is a nice, classic mild with a twist from the spicy rye that makes it more interesting than it otherwise would be.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: Half finger light brown head on a deep brown with amber hues clear body.

S: bready malts, light toffee and nuts, the rye actually comes through nicely. Light chocolate also comes through.

T: this one is very spivey throughout and the rye malts are very well represented. A smokiness and toasted malt flavor dominates the finish. Toffee and nut notes throughout but greatest in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: very flavorful and complex. This one does a nice job of capturing the rye and bread flavors.

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Mild Rye'd from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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