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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our "Hi-Fi Rye" is brewed with almost 60% malted rye to give this beer a very rich and intense maltiness. The American hop varieties used impart complex citric, spicy, earthy notes, and combine to amplify the rye character. The tradition of the barley wine-style ale is carried out with this ode in rye. Cheers!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a small foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of spicy rye notes with some caramelized notes and some residual sugar notes. Taste is also dominated by some spicy rye notes with some heavy caramelized malt with light toffee notes and quite a bit of residual sugars. Body is quite full with medium to low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with lots of extreme flavours and just enough balance for the residual sugars not too take over the whole mix. I still think that additional attenuation would be beneficial for this beer and most other Flossmoor beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a deeper amber with a creamy bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet rye, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor was sweet like a barleywine with a nice rye bread finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Tooch4321 from back in the day, this is at least a 2011 bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is big dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and some oxidation. Flavor is somewhat oxidized with fruit, toffee, and some earth. Medium in body and while past its prime, still has some fruity/ sherry character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4365) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Appearance: Slips out a hazed, amber-gold body in color and capped with a full, foamy, off-white head. Smell: Some heady alcoholic wafts out ahead of the caramel-glazed pale malts, scant dark fruits, subdued snippets of rye, and light citrus. Taste: Establishes a sugary sweetness at the opening sip, with a slight spicy rye bread element (though, I donít find it ultimately plays a large role in the taste -- maybe a bit low-fi rye) and plenty of caramel sauce. Some dark fruitiness. Citrus and lightly resinous pine alongside a fair degree of bitterness. Itís certainly boozy throughout, finishing dry and a bit hot with a lingering bitterness to it. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Some stickiness to the mouthfeel. Overall: Quite frankly, I found this one to be simply OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
This poured a murky dark red to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was caramel, light dark fruits, definately some rye, and some citrusy hops. Flavor was a great blend of hop bitterness and light fruit, sweet caramel malt, and spicey rye notes. One of the only rye beers ive had that one can definitely tell there rye is there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle via trade with TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a super deep amber/muddy brown body underneath a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rye seeds, bread and candy. Nice fuller body with small bubbly tight carbonation. Flavor is nice with a slight hint of rye towards the end, initial flavor is far more sweet with notes of candy, caramel, toffee, bread and a dry finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22oz, pours ruby red with off white head. Nose of red fruit, grapefruit, mint. Flavors of grapefruit, rye, brown sugar, and pine. Med body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of BrewEngineer at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear dark amber body with a very small frothy off-white head. Very spicy dark fruit and citrus aroma. Sweet caramel, citrus and big spice flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Clear orange color with very little head. Aroma is sweet sugary malts and rye chips. Flavor is sweet bread and rye with some sharp woody notes and hops. Finishes with a tingle.

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
obguthr (3767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From Brewengineer @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Rye, dates, and bread on the nose. Dark copper, thin head. Cloying flavor of dates. Very syrupy. I like barleywines as much as the next beer geek, but this didnít flip my trigger. Bad ryewine.


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