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Ballast Point Reef Rye Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown ale with 27% flaked rye. After fermentation, is dry hopped and coriander is added.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7886) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Very thick creamy, cream-coloured head over almost black red-brown beer. USA hops and chocolate, nearly black IPA-like, bit of charcoal. Dry, but quite malty flavour; hops in retreat compared to the nose. "Charcoal" here seems to translate into rye. Mineral water quality, yet some body; slighlty slick. Refreshing brown ale - quite rare, certainly seen the coriander addition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
On tap at House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl. Light brown pour with a 1 finger off white head. Roast nose with light bitterness, not picking up on the coriander. Med body with roast, citrus bitterness, and light fruit. Roast finish with a light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
dark brown with a reddish hue. Almost a sweet rye aroma. Very easy to drink, with a caramel malty sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draught @ Milltown. Reddish brown with a Small tan head. Nose shows some light rye, nuttiness, soy sauce. Flavor is kind of weird. Mildly hoppy, light bitterness, hardly an sweetness at all. Beer drinks clean but to me is kind of boring too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Draught at Milltown. Pour a soft copper brown with one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose shows rye upfront, spicy and bready for sure with hints of spice and citrus. Lightly sprucy/piney and medicinal. Bready and spicy flavor, coriander, rye, and citrusy hops play well of one another. Very well defined rye character in here. Medium body and spicy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap. Pours with a clear brown body with a tan head. Aromas are very spicy, coriander, mild phenol, earthy, fruity esters, pine and cola. Dry. Flavors area spicy, dry, phenol, coriander, dusty, chocolate, eucalyptus, nutty, rye. Medium bubbles, dry and crisp. Pretty good.

On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear brown-bronze hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are rustic and toasty, rye, leather and crisp. Flavors are rye, crisp, biscuit, malty caramel, medium carbonation, crisp, spicy and nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (407) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
At Ballast Point tasting room (Old Grove). Deep brown pour. Malt, earth, delicious balance in aroma and flavor. Dirt in a glass--so earthy. Good palate, muted hops. Nice session offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Taster at home brew. Pours shiny fall leaf brown. Thin white foam. Corriander, rye. Yum.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours a dark brown. Nice grain taste with a little bit of spice to it taste really lingers too

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 Pint glass at Urge. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mild with spicy grains and sweet malts. The flavor is big with sweet and spicy grains, molasses, pecans and toffee. The palate is full and malty with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: very tasty.


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