Big Eddy Ryewine Ale | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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142 Ratings
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Big Eddy Ryewine AleBig Eddy Ryewine Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerFMAndy on 05-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
142
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this at a good temperature with a smallish, tan, short-lived head and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear mahogany with some slow bubble trails. Aroma is a heavenly malt, rye up front with spice, and fruit behind. Flavor's like nose, rye fruit and malt sweet dominate with a little tang. Not much in the way of hops, which is out of character for an American barley wine style even if it is rye instead of the barley. Body and carbonation are in character and ok. Finish is like flavor, slowly diminishes, and alcohol comes out sneakily at the very end. Decent brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ryewine pours a very dark reddish orange color with bright clarity. When backlit it appears more of a dark copper. Creamy layer of surface foam, a little bit of frothy lace forms around the edges. A thin veil of skim remains after the first few sips.

Aroma is mild, some light butter toffee, a vague floral hop note.

Sweet and buttery toffee, light astringency, slippery feel. Vegetal bitterness in the aftertaste, along with some mild alcohol heat, sort of jarring. As it warms it gets a little thin and medicinal. Lacking flavor and complexity, slightly cloying and one-dimensional. Reminds me of Point's Whole Hog Barleywine with a better hidden abv.

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Big Eddy Ryewine Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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