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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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Brown ale with 27% flaked rye. After fermentation, is dry hopped and coriander is added.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Memory of taster @ the brewery. I wanted more rye character, or any flavor out of this one. Smooth and drinkable for sure. Low ABV, low IBU, low flavor, so low rating.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1759) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen. Clear, dark red-brown with a good tan head. Decent lacing Feel: near medium body; Soft, medium carbonation. Smell: Nice mix of hops that is about equally fruity and herbal. Taste: this is a rathe hoppy brown ale, although some of the spicines no doubt comes from the "rye and coriander". O: a refined spiced brown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3263) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. This is a kinda dark almost murky brown one with a small but lacing kinda brownish top. Not to extreme on the nose initually. I get some some dark sweetness, a little chocolate and a fair amount of bitter hops Quite smooth in the mouth and itís really easy to drink. Has a soft oily smooth feeling in the mouth and itís gentle and small pricing on the carbonation. Brown chocolate paper, some rye break and it ends a little spicy. Quite delicious. 14.06.2013

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap @ the Domain. The nose is bready with suggestions of chocolate. Pours a cloudy brown with ruby highlights and a mostly diminishing off- white head. The taste is follows the nose - touches of rye spice, toasted malt, and chocolate notes. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a nice example of a brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10904) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige head and orange glints. Aroma is uncertain. Near med body. Flavor is mostly roast malt with rye spice. Finishes decently bitter. Certainly a very good brown.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours dark brown, finger off white head. Smell sweet chocolate, hazelnut, rye and some vanilla. Taste smooth brown ale with a bit of coffee, coco, and nutty. Very smooth and creamy, medium body. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose tan head. Mild bready rye nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Nice toasty dark brown bread mid palate. Bread crusts on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap at Untapped Dallas. Brown with a tan head. The aroma has some toffee and chocolate notes as well as some rye. The flavor is more of the same. The spicy rye notes in the flavor complement the chocolate, toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Cloudy bastard, brown delta, no lacing, small head fades off to a collar, wow thereís some unexplained sediment in it, tasterís crystals. Rye bread taste, definitely bitter middle and aftertaste, but rounded taste overall with just a tad bit if fizzines, which isnít unexpected in the rye.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
tap. Brown with small head. Interesting combination of a brown ale with substantial hops and rye. This works quite well. Quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Dark brown-amber with a decent head. Nice Centennial hoppy nose with some rounded chocolate notes massaged in and then flecks of rye on the end. The body has some leafy bite to it with a strong rye presence. Sourish chocolate malt notes. Medium to full-bodied with a lingering floral hop and rye aftertaste rounded out by some dry, sweet chocolate dust.


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