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Ballast Point Reef Rye Brown Ale - Rye Whiskey Barrel

Ballast Point Reef Rye Brown Ale - Rye Whiskey Barrel
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Reef Rye Brown aged in rye whiskey barrels


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Pours blackish brown with tiny bubble off white head notes of apples, whiskey, plum, vanilla. Crazy smooth and drinkable for a whiskey aged beer. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (882) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of rye whisksy, toasted malts, nuts, rye bread, and molasses. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a interesting brown ale that tastes a lot like whiskey.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Tap at PP OB. Clear ruby brown with a one finger beige head, good retentio . Fresh whiskey in the nose with some nutty toasty malt, a little oak. No old barrel at all. Flavor has a little vanilla added, but still retains the fresh boozy character. Is this their own spirit? Seems like it, though I didn’t know that they did a rye whiskey. Finishes dry, bitterness a 2. Light to medium body with low carbonation. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
1st rating. Taster on draft at Ballast Point old grove. Pours a brownish red color with a white head. Aroma is rye whiskey and brown sugar. Taste is slight whiskey, vanilla, black pepper and coconut. Unbelievable drinkable for only 6%.


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