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Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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A beer style perhaps lost in antiquity, our rye wine closely resembles an English-style barley wine but with a spicy/peppery note from rye, this beer is dark copper in color with a full body, high residual malty sweetness, high complexity of alcohols and fruity-ester characters balanced by low bitterness and extraordinary alcohol content, some English-variety hop aroma and flavor is present, and caramel, dark toffee and vinous/sherry-like aromas and flavors dominate. Drink it now or let it age.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (931) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark coppery orange, substantial off-white head with excellent retention. Nose is big sticky toffee, candy sugar, dried fruit, crystallized orange peel, saltwater taffy from the County Fair. Mouth is slick and medium sweet front, biscuity malt backbone chock full of fruit but then (quite contrary to the description) there is a pronounced metallic bitterness poking through it that is off-putting -- and it lingers. Tone down that bitterness (different hops varietal maybe?) and this is a pleasant barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Aroma is rye/rye bread, fruit/berries and spices. The flavor is berries/fruit, medium sweetness/very slightly cloying, malts and rye/spices/alcohol in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (753) - - FEB 8, 2015
500ml bottle. Caramel, toffee and rye aroma with notes of dark fruit, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head and excellent lacing. Starts with dark fruit flavors off the bat with caramel and toffee notes joining in with a little bit of chocolate. Finishes dry, but still quite smooth with the peppery rye and just a bit of vanilla before the dark fruit flavors shine through once again to linger on the palate after the sip. Excellent barleywine with good complexity and depth of flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Tap at Beer Junction. Transparent amber. Very fruity over the rye. This doesn’t have the earthiness I was expecting. Really strange flavor that I just can’t place. Rye comes through in the finish. Boozy, meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Draft at Beer Junction during Barrel Junction days. Hazy brown-red, sweet rye aroma. Sharp rye tart grain, raspberry. Sweet oaky finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very smooth rich malty kind of boring. She gives a 4 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On draft in Cleveland (OH)
A solid barleywine packs a strong punch. Big, bold, and brash it is an interesting release that I wish I could try side by side with a soured version. I suspect that it would do some fun things despite the fact that the original is already phenomenal.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel hue sticks to the glass like melted toffee. Thin white head rests on the top like wispy clouds. Vanilla, caramel, heavy malts, and melted candy bars drizzled over fresh warm cheesecake give it lots of depth. The alcohol is evident though far from unbalanced as with some high gravity beers.

Flavor / Palate - Malt, creamy caramel, and chewy textures taste like a melted Twix bar oozing over the tongue. Full bodied and tangy it has a crisp sharp note that shines before the rye takes over. A hoppy finish pleases the palate. The only real ’flaw’ if there is one may be the price. A little too expensive for more than special occasions, it is still worth seeking out if you are in the mood for a Midwestern gem.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Pours a nice copper color with khaki foam. Plenty of caramel, vanilla, and toffee aromas. Hints of oak and spice. Some golden raisin, mild cocoa powder, and sweet chocolate. There’s a lot of malt character and sweetness to the flavor. Caramel and toffee dominate. Subtle oak and vanilla. Background chocolate and fruit flavors. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7553) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice rye note with some sweetness and a bit of bitter grain. Flavor has bitter grains with a nice rye note and a bit of toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, oak and caramel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, caramel and oak with a crisp dry lingering oaky rye finish.


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