Big Eddy Ryewine Ale | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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143 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

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 05-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of weltywm
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Harrah's Casino in Philadelphia. What am I doing drinking this at a casino? Why is it in a pint glass?

Appearance: Deep dark ruby red, with minimal head and minimal lacing.

Smell: A slight whiff of rye, mostly dominated by brandy and sweet cherry.

Taste: Notes of molasses, lots of brandy, and a slight hint of prune juice. Not as much spiciness as I would expect from the rye. Very sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body. A decent dry finish. Very smooth though.

Overall: This is pretty OK, and definitely worth trying, but not mind blowing. Tastes like a middle-of-the road Barley Wine to me, and not much to differentiate it as a Rye Wine. Overall, not bad.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of lwillitz
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - a finger of tan head rests atop a beautiful body of dark ruby brown; head disappears fairly quickly leaving no lace

S - very fruity, grains (rye et al.), alcohol

T - tons of sweetness up front with lots of raisins and dark fruit; some grains; hint of wood; strong peppery spice, probably from the rye; hop bitterness cuts in toward the end, combining with the spice for an almost balanced (but still pretty sweet) finish

M - thick medium/full body, smooth with a little stickiness, highly carbonated, alcohol warms

O - Ryewine Ale is certainly on the sweet side. That said, it is a pleasantly complex and flavorful barleywine.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of maximum12
1.94/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

For some reason this has been languishing in my beer fridge for the past couple of months, which is about ten weeks longer than anything involving the word 'rye' usually sticks around. 12 oz. bottle from the Big Eddy series, which I've enjoyed in the past.

Pour is a deep red that wouldn't look out of place in a Silpada party necklace, with a fair amount of bubbles. Smell doesn't rep the name very well, just a straight shot of sweetness right in the brain pan.

Big Eddy Ryewine tastes more like MD 20/20 than a rye or barleywine. Overbearing sweetness brings the palate to its knees, & I can feel my dentist's hands twitching over his wallet. Bit of raisin, perhaps toffee, plum, but it's all drowned in the cradle by the domineering wash of sugary obnoxiousness. Too much to drink, really.

The first miss from Leine's that I can recall in a long time, but this is a doozy. Six times as much sweetness as necessary & no hint of rye. Ony because I have about twenty sweet teeth am I going to finish this.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Big Eddy Ryewine Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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