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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A rare blend of rye malts gives a spicy complexity to a brew with the unforgettable depth of an American barleywine ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours an auburn color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is plum, raisin, alcohol, light hops, and syrupy malts. Taste is much the same. Very smooth, complex, and warming. Awesome. I need to get a 4-Pack of this and age a few for a few years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1567) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Garnet with minimal head. Sweet apple aromas with a bit of dried fruit. Thick and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/5/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, rye, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of malt and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, pear, caramel, apple, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, rye, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark/light fruits, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toast, rye, nuttiness, floral, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of dark/toasted malt and fruity ester flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barleywine style. All around great complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber and slightly viscous. Grapes, cranberries, and molasses on the nose. Flavor is heavy on the molasses and slightly grainy. Thick and very sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours deep amber color with quickly fading head. Medium mouthfeel with spicy rye seed up front and deep caramel sweetness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1476) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Ryewine Ale has a thin-to-medium beige head, a semi-clear, red-brown (amber) appearance, some visible bubble streams, no sediment, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of rich bread, cream sherry, sweetness, caramel, and nougat. Flavor is of those elements, a little metal (sadly), some alcohol, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Ryewine finishes semi-dry, surprisingly refreshing, and easily drinkable. Very little alcohol detected in this booze bomb. Overall, this is most excellent. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6755) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark caramel, dark fruits, some spicy rye notes, the alcohol is noticeable but not distracting. I like this one for what it is. Nice drinking rye wine I would be willing to get again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (655) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Rich malt, some sweetness, hops. A tad bit of spice, dark fruit. Decently full body, creamy, malt, a little alcohol. Fairly strong taste, but very nice balance. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a clear dark ruby reddish. Small off-white head, partially lasting. Deep aroma; rich malty, dark fruit, hops to balance, a layer of spiciness/rye. Full body, little oily, little creamy, some booze but not too much. Decent balance overall, smooth in spots and not in others. Sweet, malty, dark red fruity, hops and fair bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
The very first thing I thought of when I smelled this beer was maple sugar candy. No maple here, but it came to mind initially. A second attempt produced dark grains, dark fruit - raisins, plums, prunes, and a sugary sweetness. A translucent deep plum pour with rapidly dissipating white head and no lacing. Really quit beautiful in a snifter. The taste is pleasingly sweeet. Rich sweet dark fruit, malts, Belgian sugar all up front, followed by grain, and culminating in a spicy, slightly bitter finish. Nice. Full body with soft carbonation. Round mouthfeel - coats the tongue. Overall, while moderately sweet, this will be a exceptional winter night sipper. It is also one I plan to "age". It should only improve with time.

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