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Smuttynose Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rye ale aged in Sazarec rye whiskey, Buffalo Trace bourbon, and Four Roses bourbon barrels, brewed exclusively for Julio’s Liquors in Westboro. This beer was on sale on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at their 8th Annual Spring Beer Fest.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
22oz bottle, courtesy of MikeTD (Thanks), if you like bourbon, drink on. huge amounts of vanilla and bourbon come through at all times, a bit sweet, a bit spicy and a good mix, but the bourbon dominates at all times. Still enjoyable and nice to have a bourbon barrel under 10%

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! A: The beer appears slightly hazy and is chestnut brown in color. Atop the beer sits a half inch of head that leaves a decent amount of sticky lacing on the glass. S: The aroma is an enticing mix of bourbon, rye, vanilla, malt, oak barrels. T: What a fabulous beer! I was completely taken by surprise. Everything found in the aroma shines through in a masterfully crafted beer with balance, subtlety and complexity. M: Medium bodied and packed with flavor throughout. Alcohol presence is there, but I wouldn’t describe the beer as hot. D: Very drinkable. I would really like to have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-02-2010

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours clear dark amber into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet rye and bourbon aromas. Thin with sour toffee upfront turning to a mild bourbon before the hot lasting rye burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5401) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Ry(e)an Ale, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx to Secret Santa!, complex brew, sweet/spicy and slightly alcoholic/woody, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours really deep amber with minimal head, smell is sweet, malty, booze, fruit, nice. Taste dry, fruity, malt, rye, oak, wood, ash, lot going on, sweet after taste. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, and some bourbon; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, rye, hops, some dark fruit, and bourbon; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, very interesting brew - I enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Ruby-copper-brown in color. with some off white head. Syrupy sweet aroma of grains oak and booze. Sweet graininess with strong woody/boozey highlights. A bit warming at the end. The bourbon might be a bit overwhelming of the underlying beer, but I still like it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (399) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle sample at Julios (Both 2010 and 2011 version). Pours a deep brown color with minimal head. The flavor is malty sweet with a syrupy, sticky mouth feel. The 2011 tasted younger, like the flavors hadn’t mellowed yet. The 2010 was a bit mellower and a little less sticky. OK overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Coppery colored and a bit hazy, with a great head and fair lacing. Looked good in the glass. Smelled like a barleywine to me, great pungent rye and caramel malts, accented with a touch of funk. Tasted very nice, again like a barleywine (almost). Bitter hops accents a great caramel malt base with a nice rye flavor and a little bit of nice bourbon barrel accent. I like the fact that the barrel aging is notable but not overpowering. This beer went down really easy. The body was wonderfully full yet totally easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale
Date: July 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light chocolate, vanilla sweetness, light bourbon, touch of spicy rye
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bourbon and vanilla adds a candy sweetness, nice chocolate, light balancing spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4


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