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Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craftbrewhaha (72) - - OCT 1, 2015
Love this beer a lot. Had it from the bottle. Not a lot of Rye Wines done and this one is definitely my favorite. Pleasant oak, but nothing too aggressive. I could drink this next to a fire all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Massive barrel sugar tones. Aspirin dryness. Not sure what to enjoy here. Malty raisin brown tone. Rye. Brown malt. Grew on me a little. but too sweet and one-dimensional over. Oak comes through the more I sip at it. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3145) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a clear & bright, dark copper color, with off white head froth, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was very malty, tainted with cocoa, spice, some caramel sweetness, and lurking alcohol. The taste was vinous notes, and cherry skins, with decent alcohol presence, earthy & lingering bitterness, and a finish that was dry, with a bit of tannic astringency, and still a touch of malt sweetness. Nice complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2015
On tap -- Almost no hops. Old ale flavors, burnt sugar, caramel, aged/stale. Good and interesting for as young as it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft. Heavy and boozy beer, dark fruits, spice notes, thick caramel booze notes, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle pour at home, black cherry color pour, sweet barrel aroma of cherry and grape. Slight sour taste, very smooth, enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4926) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1008) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1475) - 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.

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