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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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!

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3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22 oz bottle from the release (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a very dark brownish red, red edges, with a decent offwhite head that dies to a decent film that clings and laces ok. Darker. Aromas are a plethora of rye malts, rye bread, citrusy and floral hops, a good bitter nose. Initial is rye malts, malty up front, a touch of cocoa, bread, caramel, not overly sweet, toasty, a bit of a thicker body, a touch of caraway, truly rye bread with a bit of caramel sweetness in a glass. Heavier body, good floral hops but not as bitter on the palate in taste. This beer is tasty, fruity and a bit jammy on the nose, full. Full on the palate, tasty, a lot of rye. Not bad, but not as great as I expected.

3
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Courtesy of thirdeye 11. Clear amber color/ beige head. Mild caramel, seedy, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Bitter, dry caramel, astringent, nutty flavors--just ok.

3.7
egajdzis (6777) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, caramel, citrus fruits, floral hops, pine, toffee, and alcohol. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, tobacco, rye, caramel malts, nuts, and light alcohol in the finish.

1.6
obguthr (6742) - 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 didn’t flip my trigger. Bad ryewine.

3.9
Beerman6686 (6611) - 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.

3.2
blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottled, thanks to thirdeye11, pours a rusty amber color with a nutty, sculpting clay aroma, flavor is plain nutshell and whiskey, thought the BB version brought out a lot more depth of flavor

3.7
Maakun (6582) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy dark orange golden with creamy beige head. Lots of spices in an almost citrus way which I guess are the caraway seeds, strong rye, citrusy hops, cardboard, light grassy, caramel, fudge, brandy. Quite sweet with lingering bitter finish. Full bodied with sticky feel but also a bit thin boozy finish. Very decent.

3.7
Boutip (6567) - 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.

3.9
dmac (6505) - 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.

3.9
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2012
Hazed orange pour wtih tan head. Aroma is nice dried fruitiness and rye. Sweet malt, dates, with a flat dry resiny bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. pretty nice


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