Willimantic Rail Mail Rye | Willimantic Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
47 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
willibrew.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing really standing out on the brew. It's your run of the mill rye.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of endlesnumberdays
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of tjdrewry
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of woodchipper
2.5/5  rDev -38%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of datalager
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured with one finger of white foam on to of a milky, golden colored body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - spicy aromas with some musty hops and a hint of lemon.

T - spicy rye up front with soft, grainy malt in the middle. Pepper and lemon notes in the finish with some herbal hops.

M - medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not bad, this is basically an american wheat, but better than most of the examples of that dismal style.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

A: Hazy orange-yellow. Soft, staying thin, white head that gives off a good lace.
S: Grapefruit, lemon citrus, hops, and buttered biscuits.
T: Oh wow, an amazing sweetness of oranges and honey, a sticky caramel sauce then lemon hops with a bite. Spicy rye hints and mixes with light bread and candied citrus peel of malts and herbaceous notes.
MF: Smooth and sticky with a medium, edging on light, feel in the tongue.
D: It's an easy, sweet, and spicy drinker, showcasing the fine, plump biscuit notes and subtle rye character.

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Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler filled on 29-Dec-10.

A: The rye beer is a coppery amber color, hazy in my glass. Despite being jostled, moved and shaken several times over the past half week, the ale is well-carbonated. It delivers almost two fingers of head that slowly overflows in my glass. The result of the head is a virtual wall of lace from the rim of the glass down to the beer.

S: The rye beer is equal parts toasted biscuit and spicy rye. The breadiness gives the ale heft. The rye isn't as strong as the tap version.

T: More rye in the first sip, dark spicy breads with an anise undertone. Alongside the rye, toasted biscuit flavors drive a rich maltiness. The longer the ale sits out, the more spicy rye wafts out. A nice, sippable rye beer. Hops gradually emerge from the latter part of each sip.

M: The hops aren't as strong as I remember. That leaves the rye to save the day. And it does, adding spicy grains to the ale.

D: An ale that improves as it reaches room temperature, the rye is a little shy at times. Still a good choice for the bring-home growler.

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light rye spice and a grainy hop.

The taste consisted of a doughy malt with a touch of rye spice and a drying herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the creamy side of the style with a residual doughiness.

Overall a very good and easy to drink rye ale.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at lunch at the brewpub -served chilled in a shaker pint.

A - a very lightly hazed golden w/ very thin pale white cap w/ tiny bead. The lace clings to the glass well

S - A mild rye aroma w/ slightly spice nose and hint of light pine hops

M- A very nice blend of spiced texture and nice bitter hops balance to the sweet edge - the feel has a crisp texture from moderate carbonation w/ a dry finish

T - A very tasty rye which gives a mild sweet flavor w/ a bit of pine hoppiness and complimentary rye taste - the hops have some mild herbal accents which leads to a mild grassiness and more pine in the finish. The malt is there but as a backdrop to the slightly spiced hop w/ slight resinous and herbal acidity as the beer finished dry and refreshingly

D - A highly drinkable ale with mid strength -it paired well with the ale onion soup - so good the balance of rye and hops are spot on...one of the best rye I have had possibly - every thing is in its right place - the best beer I had at Willimantic

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Willimantic Rail Mail Rye from Willimantic Brewing Co.
4.03 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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