Wrenish Rye
The Virginia Beer Company

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The Virginia Beer Company
Virginia, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.83 | pDev: 8.36%
Jul 19, 2019
Mar 23, 2016
Smooth, Spicy, Balanced.

This dry-hopped Amber Ale starts with traditional German rye malt and pairs Simcoe hops with the peachy notes of Jarrylo. The combination of spiciness from the rye and a refreshingly bold hop aroma presents the perfect opportunity to challenge your perception of the style.
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Reviewed by ronniechilly from District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A mainstay at the brewery during my visits over the years, and it's just been swapped out for a refresh of the Year Round lineup. Pretty interesting blend of Rye Malt with a subtle hop bill. Spiciness from whole cone Simcoe and a sweetness from Jarrylo (a hop I'm not familiar with otherwise). Definitely a lot going on with this one! Hope it comes back to challenge the senses again.
Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by wilfonzo from Florida

May 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by frankl7478 from New York

Apr 14, 2019
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Reviewed by crwrunner from Virginia

3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I wish this beer had just slightly more malt flavor. I get hops up front with the rye flavor in the aftertaste. I like the rye flavor. A little more caramel sweetness from the malt would make this a really good beer.
Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by djembeist from Virginia

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Nov 17, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by bigbutter from Virginia

May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by weareallfalafel from Virginia

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin off white head.

Smell: Citrus and bread notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus, hops, and hint of bread like notes.

Overall: Excellent beer! I would have this one again.
Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by tempest from New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A lovely example of what's possible in a red ale. Spicy rye, apple and peach esters, light caramel and toffee, with a spicy finish. I'd always enjoy a beer like this closer to 5% ABV, but I'd certainly order another. Quite drinkable, thoroughly tasty.
Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is my favorite of the standard lineup.

Color is a turbid brown. Thin tan head recedes with a nice bit of lacing.

Nose and flavor are on the citrus side of hoppy with a nice bitter balance with the caramel malt notes. This is a really nice unusual beer. Easy drinking, nice well rounded flavor and something different to have in a standard lineup. Great for days with a bit of chill in the air.
Apr 21, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a cloudy brown body with two-finger head and lace ring down glass. Bitter, citric hops dominate the aroma with minimal malts. Taste is similar to the aroma as there is a scant caramel malt presence in this medium-bodied beer, just enough to add a little heft and balance to a bitter, earthy, citric hop dominated beer. Not a bad hop forward amber ale but not the best out there, either.
Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by brocktune from Virginia

Apr 16, 2016
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